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USS Talbot (FFG 4)

- formerly DEG 4 -
- decommissioned -

USS TALBOT was the 4th BROOKE - class guided missile frigate and the third ship in the Navy to bear the name. Decommissioned on September 30, 1988, TALBOT was given to Pakistan in April 1989 where the ship was renamed HUNIAN.

The ex-TALBOT was returned to the US Navy in Singapore on December 11, 1993 . There the ship stricken from the Navy list and sold for scrap on March 29, 1994.

General Characteristics:Awarded: May 24, 1963
Keel Laid: May 4, 1964
Launched: January 6, 1966
Commissioned: April 22, 1967
Decommissioned: September 30, 1988
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
Propulsion system: 2 Foster Wheeler 1,200 psi boilers, 1 GE steam turbine, 1 shaft, 35,000 total horsepower
Propellers: one
Length: 414,4 feet (126.3 meters)
Beam: 45 feet (13.5 meters)
Draft: 26 feet (7.9 meters)
Displacement: 3,425 tons
Speed: 27 knots
Aircraft: one SH-2F (LAMPS 1)
Armament: one Mk 22 Mod. 0 guided missile launcher for 16 Standard SM-1 MR, one Mk 30 5-inch/12.7cm gun, MK 32 ASW torpedo tubes (two triple mounts), one Mk 16 ASROC missile launcher
Crew: 17 Officers, 219 Enlisted

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Crew List:

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

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Accidents aboard USS TALBOT:

October 11, 1971western Atlantic
USS TALBOT suffers an engineering casualty and is towed to Newport, Rhode Island, by the USS SKYLARK (ASR 20).

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About the Ship's Name:

Silas Talbot - born in Dighton, Mass. - was commissioned a captain in the Continental Army on 1 July 1776. After participating in the siege of Boston and aiding in the transportation of troops to New York, he obtained command of a fireship and attempted to use it to set fire to the British warship ASIA. The attempt failed, but the daring it displayed won him a promotion to major on 10 October 1777.

After suffering a severe wound while fighting to defend Philadelphia, Talbot returned to active service in the summer of 1778 and fought in Rhode Island. As commander of PIGOT and later of ARGO, both under the Army, he cruised against Loyalist vessels that were harassing American trade between Long Island and Nantucket and made prisoners of many of them. Because of his success fighting afloat for the Army, Congress made him a captain in the Continental Navy on 17 September 1779. However, since Congress had no suitable warship to entrust to him, Talbot put to sea in command of the privateer GENERAL WASHINGTON. In it he took one prize, but soon thereafter ran into the British fleet off New York. After a chase, he struck his colors to CULLODEN, a 74-gun ship-of-the-line and remained a prisoner until exchanged for a British offleer in December 1781.

After the war, Talbot settled in Fulton County, N.Y. He was a member of the New York Assembly in 1792 and 1793 and served in the federal House of Representatives from 1793 to 1795. On 5 June 1794, President Washington chose him third in a list of six captains of the newly established United States Navy. Before the end of his term in Congress, he was ordered to superintend the construction of the frigate PRESIDENT at New York. He commanded the Santo Domingo Station in 1799 and 1800 and was commended by the Seeretary of the Navy for protecting American commerce and for laying the foundation of a permanent trade with that country.

Captain Talbot resigned from the Navy on 23 September 1801 and died at New York City on 30 June 1813.

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