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USS Wadsworth (FFG-9)
USS Wadsworth (FFG-9) underway.
USS Wadsworth (FFG-9) underway.
Career (US)
Ordered: 27 February 1976
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards, San Pedro
Laid down: 13 July 1977
Launched: 29 July 1978
Commissioned: 2 April 1980
Decommissioned: 28 June 2002
Struck: 23 July 2002
Homeport: San Diego, California (former)
Fate: Transferred to Poland and renamed ORP Generał Tadeusz Kościuszko
Badge: USS Wadsworth (FFG-9) badge.jpg
General characteristics
Class & type: Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate
Displacement: 4,100 long tons (4,200 t), full load
Length: 445 ft (136 m) .
Beam: 45 feet (14 m)
Draught: 22 feet (6.7 m)
  • 2 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines generating 41,000 shp (31 MW) through a single shaft and variable pitch propeller
  • 2 × Auxiliary Propulsion Units, 350 hp (260 kW) retractable electric azimuth thrusters for maneuvering and docking.
Speed: over 29 knots (54 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nautical miles at 18 knots (9,300 km at 33 km/h)
Complement: 15 officers and 190 enlisted, plus SH-60 LAMPS detachment of roughly six officer pilots and 15 enlisted maintainers
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-2F LAMPS I helicopters

USS Wadsworth (FFG-9), third ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Commodore Alexander S. Wadsworth (1790–1851).

Ordered from Todd Pacific Shipyards, San Pedro, CA on 27 February 1976 as part of the FY75 program, Wadsworth was laid down on 13 July 1977, launched on 29 July 1978, and commissioned on 2 April 1980. Decommissioned on 28 June 2002, Wadsworth was handed over to Poland the same day and commissioned as ORP Generał Tadeusz Kościuszko , after Tadeusz Kościuszko an American Revolutionary War hero in the United States and an independence hero in Poland. She was formally decommissioned from the US Navy on 23 July 2002.

Wadsworth portrayed the USS Reuben James in the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October.

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