Snapped this pic early one morning (as in 0545, if I remember correctly) while down in Virginia Beach a few years ago. An unknown FFG (fast frigate, guided missile), Oliver Hazard Perry class, out for some overnight/early morning meandering around in a lazy kind of way.
We still have a bunch of these ships in our inventory. As of 2008, 30 of these platforms are still in US Navy service - as well as a bunch others around the world. Read up on that/them here. Famous (or infamous) Perry class hulls? USS Stark and USS Samual B Roberts, the former a victim of 2 Iraqi Exocet missiles, the latter hitting an Iranian mine, both during the Tanker Wars period of the late 80s.