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     FFG-55 Elrod     

Fotografia deSeptember 2006. Novorossiysk. Photo by V. Aleksandrov.
Country: USA.
Class, [Type]: O. H. Perry, [FFG].
Homeport: Norfolk.

Callsign: NTBS ( November Tango Bravo Sierra )

Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, USA.
Laid down date: 21 November 1983.
Launch date: 12 May 1984.
Commission date: 21 September 1985.
Decommission date: 30 January 2015.

Displacement ( tons ): 4000 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 138 x 14 x 6,5.
Main machinery: 2 x GE LM 2500 gas turbines ( 41000 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 29.
Range ( miles ) : 4500 at 20 knots.
Complement: 205 ( 15 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 1 76mm Mk75 OTO Melara, 1 x 6 20mm GE/GD Vulcan Phalanx Mk15 CIWS, 4 x 1 12,7mm. 
Torpedoes: 2 x 3 324mm Mk32. 

Radar: Air: AN/SPS-49; Surface: AN/SPS-55; Fire Control: STIR, WM-28.
Sonar: AN/SQS-56.
Helicopter: 2 x SH-60B Sea Hawk LAMPS III.

Year of visit the Black Sea: 2006
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