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USS John L. Hall (FFG-32)

Career
Ordered: 23 January 1978
Laid down: 5 January 1981
Launched: 24 July 1981
Commissioned: 26 June 1982
Status: Active in service as of 2005.
Homeport: NS Pascagoula, Mississippi
General Characteristics
Displacement: 4,100 tons (4,170 t) full load
Length: 453 ft (138.1 m), overall
Beam: 45 ft (13.7 m)
Draft: 22 ft (6.7 m)
Propulsion: 2 × General Electric LM2500–30 gas turbines generating 41,000 shp (31 MW) through a single shaft and controllable-pitch propeller
Speed: 29+ knots (54+ km/h)
Range: 5,000 nm (9,300 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)
Complement: 15 officers and 190 enlisted, plus SH-60 LAMPS detachment of roughly six officer pilots and 15 enlisted maintainers
Armament: One OTO Melara Mk 75 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun; one Mk 13 Mod 4 single-arm launcher for Harpoon anti-ship missiles and SM-1MR Standard anti-ship/air missiles (40 round magazine); two Mk 32 triple-tube (324 mm) launchers for Mark 46 torpedoes; one Vulcan Phalanx CIWS; four .50-cal (12.7 mm) machine guns.
Aircraft: 2 × SH-60 LAMPS III helicopters
Motto: Semper Victores (Always Victorious)
Nickname:

USS John L. Hall (FFG-32), twenty-fourth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Admiral John L. Hall, Jr. (1891–1978).

Ordered from Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME on 23 January 1978 as part of the FY78 program, John L. Hall was laid down on 5 January 1981, launched on 24 July 1981, and commissioned on 26 June 1982.


As of 2005, she remains active, commanded by Commander Eric C. Young, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 6, and homeported at NS Pascagoula, Mississippi.

John L. Hall (FFG-32) is the first ship of that name in the US Navy.



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