USS DUNCAN was the fourth ship in the OLIVER HAZARD PERRY class but also the first ship in her class to be decommissioned. The frigate’s homeport was Long Beach in California. Stricken from the Navy list on January 5, 1998, the DUNCAN was sold to Turkey on May 4, 1999, for cannibalization of spare parts. On October 4, 2017, the ex DUNCAN was finally sunk as a target in the Black Sea by a Mk-24 Mod. 2 torpedo fired from TCG SAKARYA.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: February 27, 1976|
|Keel Laid: April 29, 1977|
|Launched: March 1, 1978|
|Commissioned: May 15, 1980|
|Decommissioned: December 17, 1994|
|Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards Co., Seattle Division, Seattle, Wash.|
|Propulsion system: two General Electric LM 2500 gas turbines, two 350 Horsepower Electric Drive Auxiliary Propulsion Units|
|Blades on each Propeller: five|
|Length: 445 feet (133.5 meters)|
|Beam: 45 feet (13.5 meters)|
|Draft: 24,6 feet (7.5 meters)|
|Displacement: 4,100 tons|
|Speed: 28+ knots|
|Aircraft: one |
|Armament: one Mk 13 guided missile launcher (36 Standard (MR) and 4 |
|Crew: 17 Officers, 198 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS DUNCAN. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
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The photo below is an official US Navy photo taken on May 31, 1996. It shows the DUNCAN laid up at the Pearl Harbor Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility.