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FF 1038 BRONSTEIN Class

The Bronstein-class frigates, all 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 ASROC (from MK 16 boxlauncher)
6 - MK 46 torpedoes (from 2 triple tube mounts)
2 - 3-inch / 50 caliber MK 33 ( 1- enclosed twin gun mount)
Complement 217 (16 officers, 201 enlisted)
Builders Avondale Shipyards

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