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USS Doyle (FFG-39)

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Laid down:23 October 1981
Launched:22 May 1982
Commissioned:21 May 1983
Fate:in service
Homeport:Mayport, Florida
General Characteristics
Displacement:2750 tons standard, 3638 tons full
Length:445 feet
Beam:45 feet
Draft:24.5 feet
Speed:29 knots
Complement:13 officers, 19 aircrew, 174 men
Armament:one three-inch/62 Mk75 gun, one Phalanx CIWS, four 50-caliber machine guns, four Harpoon missiles, 36 SM-1MR Standard missiles, one Mk13 Mod4 launcher for both, six 324mm US Mk 32 (2 triple) tubes for Mk 46 torpedoes
USS Doyle (FFG-39) is an Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate of the United States Navy. Her keel was laid down by Bath Iron Works Corporation of Bath, Maine, on 23 October 1981. She was launched on 22 May 1982 and commissioned on 21 May 1983.

ship's history prior to 2003-09-11 goes here

At about 8am local time on 11 September 2003, Doyle received a request from the German frigate FGS Niedersachsen (F208) to allow a close pass to starboard. The crew of Niedersachsen rendered honors to the United States by manning the rail in their dress uniforms, their covers held over their hearts.