The FFG-7 Oliver Hazard Perry class of Gas Turbine Guided Missile Frigates were the next step in the evolution of the USN during the 1970's Cold War era. They came online intended to be a class of lighter and less expensive escort ships to complement the other new class being commissioned, the Spruance class destroyers. There were 51 Perry frigates commissioned between 1977 and 1989, the last going out of service in 2015.
FFG-7 Shakedown Orientation Team patch
Photo: USS HALYBURTON (FFG-40) Unrep from USS IOWA (BB-61)
Edited by Salvage Sailor, 30 April 2017 - 04:27 PM.