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     WHEC-721  Gallatin      

Photo byJune 1993. Saint Petersburg. Photo by Y. Timofeev.
Country: USA.
Class, [Type]: Hamilton, [WHEC].
Homeport: Charleston.

Callsign: NJOR ( November Juliet Oscar Romeo )

Builder: Avondale Shipyards Inc, New Orlean, USA.
Laid down: 17 April 1967.
Launch date: 18 November 1967.
Commission date: 20 December 1968.
Decommission date: 31 March 2014.

Displacement ( tons ): 2700 standard, 3000 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 115 x 13 x 6.
Main machinery: CODAG: Diesel and Gas turbine: 2 x diesels, 2 x turbines  ( 28000 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 29.
Range ( miles ): 14000 at 11 knots.
Complement: 162 ( 19 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 1 76mm Mk75 OTO Melara Compact, 1 x 1 25mm Mk38 Bushmaster, 1 x 6 20mm GE/GD Vulcan Phalanx Mk15 CIWS, 4 x 1 12,7mm.

Radar: Air: AN/SPS-40; Surface: AN/SPS-73; Fire Control: Mk92.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 2 x Mk36 SRBOC; ESM: AN/WLR-1C, AN/WLR-3.
Helicopter: 1 x HH-65A Dolphin.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  1996
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Additional photo Magnify imageJune 1993. Saint Petersburg. Photo by Y. Timofeev.

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