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USS Lewis B. Puller (FFG 23)

- decommissioned -

USS LEWIS B. PULLER was the 15th ship in the OLIVER HAZARD PERRY class and its homeport was San Diego in California. After being decommissioned the ship transfered to the Egyptian Navy on September 18, 1998 and was renamed TOSHKA.

USS LEWIS B. PULLER was named after Lieutenant General Lewis "Chesty" Burwell Puller, a colorful veteran of the Korean fighting, four World War II campaigns and expeditionary service in China, Nicaragua and Haiti, and one of the most decorated Marines in the Corps, and the only Leatherneck ever to win the Navy Cross five times for heroism and gallantry in action. Promoted to his final rank and placed on the temporary disability retired list 1 November 1955, he died on 11 October 1971 in Hampton, Virginia after a long illness.

General Characteristics:Keel Laid: May 23, 1979
Launched: March 15, 1980
Commissioned: April 17, 1982
Decommissioned: September 18, 1998
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards Co., Los Angeles Division, San Pedro, Ca.
Propulsion system: two General Electric LM 2500 gas turbines, two 350 Horsepower Electric Drive Auxiliary Propulsion Units
Propellers: one
Blades on each Propeller: five
Length: 445 feet (133.5 meters)
Beam: 45 feet (13.5 meters)
Draft: 24,6 feet (7.5 meters)
Displacement: 4,100 tons
Speed: 28+ knots
Aircraft: one SH-2F (LAMPS 1)
Armament: one Mk 13 guided missile launcher (36 Standard (MR) and 4 Harpoon missiles), one Mk 75 76mm/62 caliber rapid firing gun, MK 32 ASW torpedo tubes (two triple mounts), one Phalanx CIWS
Crew: 17 Officers and 195 Enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS LEWIS B. PULLER. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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