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Ship's Specs

Albert David was laid down on 28 April 1964 at Seattle, Washington, by the Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Co.; launched on 19 December 1964; sponsored by Mrs. Lynda Mae David and commissioned at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on 19 October 1968, Comdr. Roy Skofield Reynolds in command.


Namesake:                Lt Albert David
Ordered:                     20 March 1963
Builder:                       Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction
Laid Down:                 29 April 1964
Launched:                  19 December 1964
Commissioned:         19 October 1968
Decommissioned:    18 September 1989
Fate:                            Initially leased, 18 September 1989,
                                    then sold to Brazil 24 January 2001;
                                    struck from the US Naval Register.
Marinha do Brasil:     Renamed CT Para D27
Decommissioned:    12 November 2008

Fate:                            Disposed at sea 2016

General Characteristics:

Class and Type:       Garcia Class Frigate / Destroyer Escort
Displacement:         2624 tons (light)
                                  3,400 tons (full)
Length:                      414’ 6”
Beam:                        44’ 1”
Draft:                         24’ 6”
Propulsion:               2 Foster-Wheeler boilers, 1 steam
                                  Turbine, 35,000 shp, single screw
Speed:                       27 knots
Range:                       4,000 nautical miles @ 20 knots
Compliment:            16 Officers
                                   231 Enlisted

Sensors:                   AN/SPS-40 Air Search RADAR

                                   AN/SPS-10 Surface Search RADAR

                                   AN/SQS-26 Bow Mounted SONAR

                                   Towed Array SONAR System (TASS)

EW/ECM                   AN/WLR-1c Receiver

                                   ULQ-6 Deception Transmitter

Armament:               MK56 MOD 43 Fire Control System

                                   2x 5"/38 MK 30 Dual Purpose Naval Guns

                                   (Appx. 350 Rounds per Magazine)

                                   1 8-Tube MK16 ASROC Launcher

                                   (16 Missiles)  

                                    2x MK 32 Torpedo Tubes (3 Tubes Each)

                                   e/w MK 46 Torpedoes

                                   MK 6 Fanfare Torpedo Decoy System

Helicopter:               Navy SH-2 Seasprite LAMPS