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FFG At Dawn

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.