USS Badger (FF-1071)


USS Badger (FF-1071)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Badger.

USS Badger (FF-1071)
Career (US)
Ordered: 22 July 1964
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards - Los Angeles Division, San Pedro, California
Laid down: 17 February 1968
Launched: 7 December 1968
Acquired: 20 November 1970
Commissioned: 1 December 1970
Decommissioned: 20 December 1991
Struck: 11 January 1995
Motto: Honor Duty Valor
Fate: sunk as a target, 22 July 1998
General characteristics
Class & type: Knox-class frigate
Displacement: 3,249 tons (4,245 full load)
Length: 438 ft (133.5 m)
Beam: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
Draught: 24 ft 9 in (7.6 m)
Propulsion: 2 × CE 1200psi boilers
1 Westinghouse geared turbine
1 shaft, 35,000 shp (26 MW)
Speed: over 27 knots (50 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km) @ 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: 18 officers, 267 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-40 Air Search Radar
AN/SPS-67 Surface Search Radar
AN/SQS-26 Sonar
AN/SQR-18 Towed array sonar system
Mk68 Gun Fire Control System
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
AN/SLQ-32 Electronics Warfare System
Armament: one Mk-16 8 cell missile launcher for ASROC and Harpoon missiles
one Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber gun
Mark 46 torpedoes from four single tube launchers)
one Mk-25 BPDMS launcher for Sea Sparrow missiles
Aircraft carried: one SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter

USS Badger (FF-1071) was a Knox-class destroyer escort, originally designated as DE-1071 and reclassified as a frigate in 1975 in the United States Navy. Her primary mission of ASW remained unchanged. This ship was not the first to bear the name. The first USS Badger (DD-126) was named for Commodore Oscar C. Badger (a cousin of Secretary of the Navy George Edmund Badger), the father of Rear Admiral Charles J. Badger, the son of the commodore and the father of the admiral, was also honored by the naming of the destroyer USS Charles J. Badger (DD-657) (q.v.), and the grandfather of Admiral Oscar C. Badger. This Badger (FF-1071) honors all four men.

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