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     AGF-11 Coronado     

Photo byJune 1986. Black Sea. Photo from the archives of А. Andreev.
Country: USA.
Class, [Type]: Austin, [AGF].

Callsign: NEXU ( November Echo 	X-Ray Uniform )

Builder: Lockheed Shipbuilding, USA.
Launch date: 30 July 1966.
Commission date: 23 May 1970.
Decommission date: 30 September 2006.

Displacement ( tons ): 10000 light, 16900 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 173,5 x 32,5 x 7.
Main machinery: 2 x steam turbines De Laval ( 24000 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 21.
Complement: 473 ( 27 officers ).

Guns: 2 x 6 GE/GD Vulcan Phalanx Mk15 CIWS 20mm, 4 x 1 12,7mm.

Boats and landing craft carried: 2 x LCAC.
Radar: Air: AN/SPS-40B; Surface: AN/SPS-67; Navigation: LN66; TACAN: URN-25.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 4 x Mk36 SRBOC; ESM/ECM: AN/SLQ-32.
Helicopter: 6 x SH-46 Sea Knight.
Comment: During a ten-month 1985 tour with the Sixth Fleet, Coronado operated of Gaeta, Italy.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  1986
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