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     WMEC-905  Spenser      

Photo byJune 2003. Odessa. Photo by A. Odaynik.
Country: USA.
Class, [Type]: Bear, [WMEC].
Homeport: Boston.

Callsign: NWHE ( November Whiskey Hotel Echo )

Builder: Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated, Middletown, USA.
Laid down: 26 June 1982.
Launch date: 17 July 1984.
Commission date: 28 June 1986.

Displacement ( tons ): 1800 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 82,5 x 11,5 x 4.
Main machinery: 2 x ALCO diesels ( 28000 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 20.
Range ( miles ): 12700 at 15 knots.
Complement: 100 ( 14 officers ) and 5 aircrew.

Guns: 1 x 1 76mm Mk75 OTO Melara, 2 x 1 12,7mm.

Radar: Surface: AN/SPS-73; Fire Control: Mk92; TACAN: AN/URN-25.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 2 x Mk36 SRBOC; ESM: AN/SLQ-32.
Helicopter: 1 x HH-65A Dolphin.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  2003
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