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FF 1037 Bronstein

The Bronstein-class frigates, both of which have been retired, fulfilled a Protection of Shipping (POS) mission as Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) combatants for amphibious expeditionary forces, underway replenishment groups and merchant convoys.

Specifications

Displacement 2,650 tons (full load)
Length 371 feet; Beam: 40 feet
Max Speed 26 knots
Power Plant 2 - 600 psi boilers; 1 geared turbine, 1 shaft; 20,000 shaft horsepower
Aircraft None
Armament 8 - ASROC (from MK 16 launcher)
2 - MK 32 triple tube mounts w/ six Mk-46 torpedoes)
2 - 3-inch / 50 caliber MK33 ( 1- enclosed twin gun mount)
Complement 217 (16 officers, 201 enlisted)
Builders Avondale Shipyards

Ships

Name Number Builder Homeport Ordered Commissioned Decommissioned
Bronstein FF 1037 Avondale San Diego13 Jun 196016 Jun 196313 Dec 1990
McCloy FF 1038 AvondaleNorfolk13 Jun 196021 Oct 196314 Dec 1990

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