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FF 1098 Glover

Glover was designed as an experimental ship to test various shipboard systems. Glover held several different classifications including: frigate research ship, escort research ship and miscellaneous auxiliary before being designated frigate in 1979. At that time the ship was assigned the hull number of a canceled Knox class frigate. The hull was similar to the retired Garcia (FF 1040) class but carries some modifications including a shrouded "pumpjet" propeller. Glover served as an operational frigate, though at the time of its decommissioning it was designated as Auxiliary Genearl Frigate [AGFF].

Specifications

Displacement 3,426 tons (full load)
Length 414 feet
Beam 44 feet
Max Speed 27 knots
Power Plant 2 - 1200 psi pressure fired boilers; 1 shaft, 35,000 shaft horsepower
Aircraft None
Armament 8 - ASROC (from MK 16 launcher)
2 - MK 32 triple tube mounts w/ six Mk-46 torpedoes)
1 - 5-inch / 38 caliber MK30 gun
Complement 280 (18 officers, 262 enlisted)
Builder Bath Iron Works

Ships

Name Number Builder Homeport Ordered Commissioned Decommissioned
GloverFF 1098 Bath Boston28 Jun 196113 Nov 196515 Jun 1990

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