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USS Edward McDonnell (FF 1043)

- formerly DE 1043 -
- decommissioned -


USS EDWARD McDONNELL was the third GARCIA - class frigate. Commissioned as a destroyer escort, the ship was redesignated as a frigate on June 30, 1975. Decommissioned on September 30, 1988, and stricken from the Navy list on December 15, 1992, the EDWARD McDONNELL was sold for scrapping on July 25, 1995. Scrapping was completed on August 21, 2002.

General Characteristics:Awarded: January 3, 1962
Keel laid: April 1, 1963
Launched: February 15, 1964
Commissioned: February 15, 1965
Decommissioned: September 30, 1988
Builder: Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, La.
Propulsion system: 2 Foster-Wheeler boilers; 1 Westinghouse geared turbine; 35,000shp; 1 shaft
Length: 414.4 feet (126.3 meters)
Beam: 44.3 feet (13.5 meters)
Draft: 25.9 feet (7.9 meters)
Displacement: approx. 3,500 tons full load
Speed: 27 knots
Armament: one Mk-16 missile launcher for ASROC missiles, two Mk-30 5-inch/38 caliber guns, Mk-46 torpedoes from two Mk-32 triple tube mounts
Aircraft: one SH-2F (LAMPS I) helicopter
Crew: 16 officers, 231 enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS EDWARD McDONNELL. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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Accidents aboard USS EDWARD McDONNELL:

DateWhereEvents
March 5, 1975Hamburg, West GermanyUSS EDWARD McDONNELL is struck from astern by a Finish merchant ship while entering the port of Hamburg, West Germany, in rain and fog. The collision opens an eight-foot-square hole above the waterline of the EDWARD McDONNELL.


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