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USS Julius A. Furer (FFG-6)
USS Julius A. Furer (FFG-6)
Career (US)
Namesake: Julius A. Furer
Ordered: 24 May 1963
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 12 July 1965
Launched: 22 July 1966
Acquired: 3 November 1967
Commissioned: 11 November 1967
Decommissioned: 31 January 1989
Struck: 2 February 1994
Fate: Disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 28 March 1994
General characteristics
Class & type: Brooke class frigate
Displacement: 3,426 tons full
Length: 414 ft (126 m)
Beam: 44 ft (13 m)
Draft: 14 ft 6 in (4.42 m)
Propulsion: 2 Foster-Wheeler boilers, 1 General Electric geared turbine, 35,000 shp, 1 shaft
Speed: 27.2 knots
Range: 4,000 nautical miles
Complement: 14 officers, 214 crew
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-52 3D air search radar
AN/SPS-10 surface search radar
AN/SPG-51 missile fire control radar
AN/SQS-26 bow mounted sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
AN/SLQ-25 Nixie
Armament: 1x5"/38 caliber gun
1x Mk 22 RIM-24 Tartar/RIM-66 Standard missile launcher (16 missiles)
1x8 cell ASROC launcher
2x3 12.75 in (324mm) Mk 32 torpedo tubes, Mk 46 torpedoes
2 x MK 37 torpedo tubes (fixed, stern, removed later)
Aircraft carried: SH-2 Seasprite

USS Julius A. Furer (FFG-6) was a Brooke-class frigate in the United States Navy.

Julius A. Furer was launched 22 July 1966 by the Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine; and sponsored by Mrs. Julius A. Furer, widow of Rear Admiral Julius A. Furer. She was commissioned on 11 November 1967.

Pakistan service

Julius A. Furer was decommissioned on 31 January 1989, and leased to Pakistan as PNS Badr. She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 2 February 1994, and disposed of by Navy title transfer to the United States Maritime Administration, 28 March 1994.

Ship awards


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