U.S.S. Kauffman (FFG 59)


U.S.S. 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.

Launched: March 29, 1986
Commissioned: February 28, 1987
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
Displacement: 4,100 t.
Length: 453'; Beam 45'; Draft 24,6 feet
Propulsion System: two General Electric LM 2500 gas turbines, two 350 Horsepower Electric Drive Auxiliary Propulsion Units
Propellers: one
Blades on each propeller: five
Speed: 28+ kts; Complement 17 Officers, 198 Enlisted.
Homeport: Norfolk, Virginia