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USS Wadsworth (FFG-9)

USS Wadsworth (FFG-9), third ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Commodore Alexander Scammel Wadsworth (1790-1851). Ordered from Todd Shipyards, San Pedro, CA on 27 February 1976 as part of the FY75 program, Wadsworth was laid down 13 July 1977, launched 29 July 1978, and commissioned 2 April 1980. Decommissioned 28 June 2002, Wadsworth was handed over to Poland the same day and commissioned as that nation's ORP Naczelnik Tadeusz Kosciuszko, after a Polish soldier who fought in the American Revolutionary War. She was formally stricken 23 July 2002.

There have been two other US Navy ships named Wadsworth, USS Wadsworth (DD-60) and USS Wadsworth (DD-516).