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Wadsworth III FFG-9

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Wadsworth III

(FFG-9: dp. 3,600; 1. 445', b. 45'; dr. 24'6"; s. 28+ k.; cpl. 164; a. 1 mist In., Standard mist, Harpoon mist, 1 76mm., 6 15.5" tt., LAMPS; cl. Oliver Hazard Perry)

The third Wadsworth (FFG-9) was laid down on 13 July 1977 at San Pedro, Calif., by the Los Angeles Division of the Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp.; launched on 29 July 1978; and sponsored by Mrs. Patricia P. Roberts, great-great-great-grand-daughter of Commodore Alexander S. Wadsworth. The frigate was commissioned on 2 April 1980, Comdr. John C. Ruff in command, and has joined the Atlantic Fleet.