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USS Fahrion (FFG-22)

USS Fahrion FFG-22
USS Fahrion (FFG-22)
United States
Name: USS Fahrion (FFG-22)
Namesake: Admiral Frank George Fahrion (1894–1970)
Ordered: 28 February 1977
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle, Washington
Laid down: 1 December 1978
Launched: 24 August 1979
Sponsored by: Mrs. Kathleen Dwyer Fahrion, Admiral Fahrion's widow
Acquired: 29 December 1981
Commissioned: 16 January 1982
Decommissioned: 31 March 1998
Struck: 31 March 1998
Homeport: Mayport, Florida (former)
Identification: Hull symbol:FFG-22
Motto: "Tenacity"
Fate: transferred to Egyptian Navy, 31 March 1998[1]
Name: Sharm El-Sheik (F901)
Acquired: 31 March 1998[1]
Status: in active service, as of 2007[1]
General characteristics [2]
Class & type: Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate
Displacement: 4,100 long tons (4,200 t), full load
Length: 445 feet (136 m), overall
Beam: 45 feet (14 m)
Draft: 22 feet (6.7 m)
Speed: over 29 knots (54 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nautical miles at 18 knots (9,300 km at 33 km/h)
Complement: 15 officers and 190 enlisted, plus SH-60 LAMPS detachment of roughly six officer pilots and 15 enlisted maintainers
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Aircraft carried: 1 × SH-2F LAMPS I [3]

USS Fahrion (FFG-22), fourteenth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Admiral Frank George Fahrion (1894–1970).

Ordered from Todd Pacific, Seattle, WA on 28 February 1977 as part of the FY77 program, Fahrion was laid down on 1 December 1978, launched on 24 August 1979, and commissioned on 16 January 1982. Transferred to Egypt on 15 March 1998 as Sharm El-Sheik (F901), she was formally decommissioned and stricken on 31 March 1998. As of 2012, Sharm El-Sheik remained in active service with the Egyptian Navy.[1]

Fahrion (FFG-22) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy.


  • Operations and Missions 1
  • See also 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Operations and Missions

  • Operation Earnest Will -MEF 2–86
  • Operation Earnest Will -MEF 2–88 (May 1988 – Sept 1988)
  • Baltops 89 (June 1989 – Sept 1989)
  • Great Lakes Cruise (June 1990 – September 1990)
  • Operation Abel Vigil (June 1994 – August 1994)[4]
  • UNITAS 36–95 (27 June 1995[5]-December 1995)
  • Great Lakes Cruise (June 1997 – September 1997)

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Wertheim, Eric, ed. (2007). "Egypt". The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems (15th ed.).  
  2. ^ "USS Fahrion (FFG 22)". Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ "USS Fahrion (FFG 22)". Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  4. ^
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This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.

External links

  • MaritimeQuest USS Fahrion FFG-22 pages
  • FFG-22
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