USS KAUFFMAN


Characteristics

USS KAUFFMAN is the 28th "long hull" - version in the OLIVER HAZARD PERRY class and she is one of the last frigates of the Navy built in the 20th century.

  • General Characteristics: Keel Laid: April 8, 1985
  • Launched: March 29, 1986
  • Commissioned: February 28, 1987
  • Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
  • Propulsion system: two General Electric LM 2500 gas turbines, two 350 Horsepower Electric Drive Auxiliary Propulsion Units
  • Propellers: one
  • Blades on each Propeller: five
  • Length: 453 feet (135.9 meters)
  • Beam: 45 feet (13.5 meters)
  • Draft: 24,6 feet (7.5 meters)
  • Displacement: 4,100 tons
  • Speed: 28+ knots
  • Aircraft: two SH-60 Sea Hawk (LAMPS 3)
  • Armament: One Mk 75 76mm/62 caliber rapid firing gun, two triple mount MK 32 ASW torpedo tubes , and one Phalanx CIWS
  • Homeport: Norfolk, Va.
  • Crew: 17 Officers and 198 Enlisted