About the Ship

  

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Joint Meritorious Unit Award w/ oak leaf cluster - Navy Unit Commendation w/ 2 stars
Second Row: Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3) - Navy Expeditionary Medal w/ 1 star
Third Row: National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ 1 star - Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 1 star
Fourth Row: GWOT Expeditionary Service Medal - GWOT Service Medal - Armed Forces Service Ribbon w/ 1 star
Fifth Row: Humanitarian Service Ribbon w/ 1 star - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 10 stars - CG Special Operations Service Ribbon w/ 1 star
Sixth Row: NATO Medal - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Halyburton (FFG 40) Building and Operational Data:

  • 27 April 1979: Building contract awarded to the Todd-Pacific Shipbuilding Corp.
  • 26 September 1980: Keel laid by the Todd Shipyard Corp., Seattle Div., Seattle, Wa.
  • 13 October 1981: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. William David Halyburton, Sr., mother of PhM2 Halyburton
  • 07 January 1984: Commissioned at Seattle, Wash., Cmdr. Robert K. Peters in command, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 6 at Charleston, S.C.
  • 17 July 1995: Homeport changed to Norfolk, Va., reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 2
  • 01 September 1995: Reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 28
  • 17 July 2000: Homeport changed to Mayport, Fla., reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 14
  • 06 September 2014: Decommissioning ceremony held at Mayport, Fla. after 30.7 years of service
  • 08 September 2014: Decommissioned and struck from the NVR

Specifications:

  • Class: Oliver Hazard Perry (Long Hull, LAMPS III modified, As Built)
  • Type: SCB No. 261 / 1979 - 1984
  • Number in Class: 26 (8, 36-43, 45-61)
  • Displacement: 3174 tons (std), 4082 tons (full)
  • Length: 408' (wl), 453' (oa)
  • Beam: 45.4' (extreme)
  • Draft: 24' 6" (draft limit)
  • Propulsion: 2 GE LM 2500 gas turbine engines; 41,000 shp; 1 shaft, cp propeller, 325 hp retractable propeller pods
  • Speed: 29 kts
  • Range: 4,500 nm @ 20 knots, 5400 nm @ 16 knots
  • Complement: 13 / 206 (includes 19 man air detachment)
  • Missiles: 1-Mk 13 Mod 4 launcher, 4 SSM McDonnell-Douglas Harpoon missiles, 36 GDC-Pomona Standard SM-1MR missiles
  • Guns: 1-Mk 75 3"/62 cal. OTO Melara gun, 1-Vulcan Phalanx CIS, 4-.50 cal. MG's
  • ASW Weapons: 6-324mm Mk 32 (2 triple) tubes / Mk 46 torpedoes
  • Radars: AN/SPS-55 (surface), AN/SPS-49(V)214 (air)
  • Sonars: AN/SQS-56, AN/SQR-19 TACTAS (Towed Array)
  • Elec. Warfare: SLQ-25 Nixie System, SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Countermeasures System
  • Fire Control Systems: 1 Mk13 Weapon-Direction System, 1 Mk92 weapons FCS, 1 modified SPG-60 STIR radar (Separate Target Illumination Radar)
  • Helicopter: 2-SH-60 LAMPS III Helicopters, RAST (Recovery, Assistance, Securing and Traversing System) helicopter hauldown system

 

Artist's conception of Halyburton by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett, with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company, Navy Yard Associates, offers prints of most destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigates are available as built, in short or long hull configuration. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource.