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USS McClusky (FFG-41)
|Laid down:||18 October 1981|
|Launched:||18 September 1982|
|Commissioned:||10 December 1983|
|Homeport:||San Diego, California|
|Displacement:||4,100 tons (4,170 t) full load|
|Length:||453 ft (138.1 m), overall|
|Beam:||45 ft (13.7 m)|
|Draft:||22 ft (6.7 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines generating 41,000 shp (31 MW) through a single shaft and controllable-pitch propeller|
|Speed:||29+ knots (54+ km/h)|
|Range:||5,000 nm (9,300 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)|
|Complement:||15 officers and 190 enlisted, plus SH-60 LAMPS detachment of roughly six officer pilots and 15 enlisted maintainers|
|Armament:||One OTO Melara Mk 75 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun; one Mk 13 Mod 4 single-arm launcher for Harpoon anti-ship missiles and SM-1MR Standard anti-ship/air missiles (40 round magazine); two Mk 32 triple-tube (324 mm) launchers for Mark 46 torpedoes; one Vulcan Phalanx CIWS; four .50-cal (12.7 mm) machine guns.|
|Aircraft:||2 × SH-60 LAMPS III helicopters|
|Motto:||Persistent, Courageous, Victorious|
USS McClusky (FFG-41), an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, is a ship of the United States Navy named for Rear Admiral C. Wade McClusky (1902–1976). In the Battle of Midway, then-Lieutenant Commander McCluskey led USS Enterprise's air group , which sank the Japanese carriers Kaga and Akagi.
McClusky was laid down on 18 October 1981 by the Todd Pacific Shipyards Co., Los Angeles Division, San Pedro, Ca.; launched on 18 September 1982; and commissioned on 10 December 1983 in Long Beach, CA, Commander Lynch in command.
- 1986 — Involved in the patrolling of Taiwan International Waters during Chinese large scale exercises in region.
- 1991 — Changed homeports to Yokosuka, Japan; assisted in operation Fiery Vigil , the evacuation of civilians from the Philippines during eruption of Mount Pinatubo.
- 1992 — The ship visited Vladivostok, Russia, the first ship to do so after the break up of the Soviet Union.
- 1996 — After three Arabian Gulf Deployments, 15 Bilateral exercises and over 40 port visits, McClusky departs Yokosuka for homeport shift back to San Diego.
- 2000 — First Counter Narcotics Ops — numerous busts and drug seizures
- 2002 — Counter Drug Ops, and Rescue of Richard Van Pham , Shift ISIC from Destroyer Squadron 7 (DesRon 7) to DesRon 1 .
- 2003 — INSURV and Battle “E” Winner — Counter Drug OPS
As of 2005, McCluskey is captained by CDR Herman T.K. Awai.
See USS McClusky for other ships of the same name.
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