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US and Singapore Navy drowned FFG 54 Ford frigate during exercises

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USS Ford (FFG 54), one of the few Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates still afloat, was sunk by fire from ships and aircraft participating in Pacific Griffin 2019 exercises. This is reported by the US Navy.


US and Singapore Navy drowned FFG 54 Ford frigate during exercises


With a massive blow from the diverse forces of the United States and Singapore, the decommissioned frigate was drowned about 170 nautical miles from Guam. USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS-10) littoral ship and maritime patrol took part in the destruction aviationrockets fired at the target, B-52 bombers that dropped bombs, and Singapore's RSS Intrepid frigate (FFS 69), which fired from Harpoon launchers.

This teaching provided us with an important opportunity to carry out a realistic naval attack using real ammunition in conditions that cannot be duplicated otherwise. Training with our Singaporean partners in a difficult exercise like this is priceless

said Captain Matthew Jerby from the destroyer squadron.

The destroyed Ford frigate was decommissioned in 2013 after more than 28 years of service. The ship was named after Patrick O. Ford, assistant gunner of the patrol river boat, who was posthumously awarded the Naval Cross for his heroism in the Vietnam War.

After the flooding of the ship, the US military has less than ten of the same type of ships left, which awaits a similar fate or disposal.


MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter launches AGM-114 Hellfire rocket by USS Ford (FFG 54)
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  1. Kerensky
    Kerensky 2 October 2019 18: 09
    +11
    The right approach. To learn how to shoot, one must learn to shoot.
    1. Kontrik
      Kontrik 2 October 2019 18: 17
      -11%
      Let China scare and China scare the United States. laughing .
      It’s easier for Russia, we have big things to come in the future .. hi
      1. Chaldon48
        Chaldon48 2 October 2019 18: 46
        +6
        Russia is in a state of struggle for its future. And God forbid that this fight be successful!
      2. Nycomed
        Nycomed 2 October 2019 18: 54
        -8
        For "funfirik" "drive"? Great things!
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 2 October 2019 20: 33
          -4
          Quote: Nycomed
          For "funfirik" "drive"? Great things!

          It’s impractical that you think of Nycomed, translate everything into funfiki. Svidomo guys are sitting without a fleet, they even appointed a tank general instead of an admiral, they could give the Yaniks a ship to Ukraine, than to sink into the sea and pollute the environment.
    2. sir.jonn
      sir.jonn 2 October 2019 18: 48
      +11
      I'm wondering recourse . Why not make some kind of tricky BIOS + autopilot system for sending such ships on their last journey. Maneuvering and imitating the work of the defense of air defense, anti-aircraft defense and anti-aircraft defense, it is possible to conduct exercises with much higher efficiency. The cost of such systems and the preparation of the ship will be at least adequate to the value of unique target ships, rarely but periodically dropped out of the fleets.
      1. Yuriy_999
        Yuriy_999 2 October 2019 19: 12
        +16
        What are you? What if she wins? Everyone wants to live :) (only probably not BIOS, but BIOS)
        1. sir.jonn
          sir.jonn 2 October 2019 19: 24
          +1
          Quote: Yuri_999
          What are you? What if she wins?

          And so I won’t win the next time! angry
          Quote: Yuri_999
          Everyone wants to live :)

          That and
          Quote: sir.jonn
          imitating the work of defense of air defense, anti-aircraft defense and anti-aircraft defense

          Quote: Yuri_999
          only probably not BIOS, but BIOS

          Thank you!
        2. svp67
          svp67 3 October 2019 03: 58
          +1
          Quote: Yuri_999
          What if she wins?

          One can always blame the "unpredictable" "artificial intelligence" right there.
          I'm interested in something else ...
          After the flooding of the ship, the US military has less than ten of the same type of ships left, which awaits a similar fate or disposal.
          But now I don’t understand, it seems like Ukraine claimed two ships ...
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 2 October 2019 20: 35
        0
        Quote: sir.jonn
        Why not make some kind of tricky BIOS + autopilot system for sending such ships on their last journey.

        And why can you find the crew, instead of the tricky and expensive BIOS. An example of "kamikaze" is already available. Cheap and cheerful.
        1. abrakadabre
          abrakadabre 3 October 2019 07: 24
          0
          And why can you find the crew, instead of the tricky and expensive BIOS. An example of "kamikaze" is already available. Cheap and cheerful.
          The main thing is that these kamikaze should not talk about the future shelling. and during the shelling to suppress radio frequencies. And after that, to blame the drowning of Iran, Russia, North Korea, penguins, icebergs or a storm. With these will.
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 3 October 2019 08: 33
            0
            Quote: abrakadabre
            The main thing is that these kamikaze should not talk about the future shelling.

            Gorilki and fat more, shelling will not hear.
      3. xax
        xax 2 October 2019 20: 59
        0
        Quote: sir.jonn
        imitating the work of defense of air defense, anti-aircraft defense and anti-aircraft defense

        Someone may fly even more than aspirations.
        Quote: sir.jonn
        The cost of such systems and the preparation of the ship will be at least adequate to the value of unique target ships

        Do not forget that then you will have to leave on the ship also air defense systems, PLO and FFP - the cost of which can exceed everything else.
        And besides, the ghost ship, which can do this, must not be allowed to the bottom, but taken back into service))
    3. keeper03
      keeper03 2 October 2019 20: 59
      0
      Drowned a little - a dozen would! wassat soldier
    4. kapitan92
      kapitan92 2 October 2019 23: 00
      +2
      Quote: Kerensky
      The right approach. To learn how to shoot, one must learn to shoot.

      And rightly so! hi We have such targets in bulk at the quay walls of Sevastopol. Okraintsy abandoned their "small vessels" Take 170 miles and train! lol
    5. orionvitt
      orionvitt 3 October 2019 02: 25
      -1
      Squandering. For this case, there are floating targets that cost orders of magnitude less. Americans are furious with fat.
    6. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 3 October 2019 04: 20
      +1
      Quote: Kerensky
      The right approach. To learn how to shoot, one must learn to shoot.

      The right approach. To learn how to shoot, you need to shoot more. To learn how to shoot accurately, you need to shoot at targets.
      yes
  2. Azazelo
    Azazelo 2 October 2019 18: 23
    +6
    Where are the screeching green ???
    1. Mestny
      Mestny 2 October 2019 21: 34
      0
      What are you? The Americans drowned, which means that everything is right and in the name of democracy.
      Now, if ours - then a howl would begin.
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 2 October 2019 18: 23
    +2
    To see how quickly he sank with such a massive attack. Judging by the description, they literally smashed it to shreds ...
    1. 210ox
      210ox 2 October 2019 18: 37
      +4
      "Kagalom all attacked the tumor ..." © V. Vysotsky ..
      1. Kontrik
        Kontrik 2 October 2019 20: 25
        0
        Quote: 210ox
        "Kagalom all attacked the tumor ..." © V. Vysotsky ..

        What song laughing How familiar is that ..
        1. for
          for 3 October 2019 00: 16
          +2
          Comrades scientists, associate professors with candidates!
          Are you tormented with the Xs, entangled in zeros,
          Sit there, decompose molecules into atoms,
          Forgetting that decaying potatoes in the fields.

          You try to extract balm from mold and mold
          And you take the roots ten times a day ...
          Oh, you get there, oh, you get paid,
          While rotting, moldy potatoes on the vine!

          So this: we reach the Skhodny bus,
          And there - at a trot
          and do not moan!
          I suppose we all respect potatoes,
          When with the salsa
          mash her up.

          You can become famous almost throughout Europe, since
          With shovels, show your patriotism here,
          And then with all your kagal there attacked the tumor,
          You cut dogs with knives, and this is banditry!

          Comrades scientists, end the stabbing,
          Throw your experiments, hydride and anhydride:
          Sit down, in one and a half, wallow to us in the Tambov region,
          And gamma radiation will delay the day.

          So this: we are approaching Tambov by bus,
          And there - at a trot
          and do not moan!
          I suppose we all respect potatoes,
          When with the salsa
          mash her up.

          You can even visit us with families, friends and acquaintances -
          We will be nicely accommodated here, and say later
          That God, they say, is with them, with genes, God is with them, with chromosomes,
          We did a nice job and have a nice rest!

          Fellow scientists, precious Einsteins,
          Beloved Newtons, beloved to tears!
          After all, our mortal remains will lie in the ground,
          Earth - it is all one: apatity and dung.

          So come, dear, - in rows and columns!
          Although you are all chemists there and there’s no cross on you,
          But you’ll suffocate there for synchrophasotrons,
          And here the places are great - airy places!

          Comrades scientists, do not hesitate, dear:
          If you don’t get along - well, there, not that affect, -
          We will instantly come to you with shovels and forks,
          We’ll ponder over the days - and correct the defect!

          1972



          Source: http://vysotskiy-lit.ru/vysotskiy/stihi/449.htm
  4. Honest Citizen
    Honest Citizen 2 October 2019 18: 23
    -2
    Chu, surprised ...
    Now, if they had drowned a decommissioned aircraft carrier, then yes ... it would be interesting ...
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 2 October 2019 20: 03
      +11
      Quote: Honest Citizen
      Now, if they drowned a decommissioned aircraft carrier, then yes ... it would be interesting ..
      Yes, they also sunk the aircraft carrier, but after the entire Pacific Yankee fleet, and even sappers, had been "exercising" on it for almost a month (!), They no longer risk repeating such an experience. And the old avics are already over, after the sinking of the "America"! ... And the fact that with their "picks" they could not send avik to Neptune for so long, the Yankes explained by the high survivability and reliability of their AVU (!), And not by the frailty of the available means of destruction of the NK ...
      For four weeks, the aircraft carrier withstood explosions that simulated the entry of torpedoes and cruise missiles. The sappers placed dozens of charges on the ship, which began to explode. Four weeks later, the aircraft carrier banked and sank.


      Photo taken at the time of the sinking of the aircraft carrier America (CV-66), which sank on May 14, 2005 after testing an anti-ship weapon.
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 2 October 2019 20: 14
        +4
        Alexander, my respect! soldier
        Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
        And the old avics are already over, after the sinking of the "America"!

        Without words, applause! drinks
        1. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 2 October 2019 20: 39
          +3
          Pasha, good evening! hi
          Amy did it in vain ...
          There is a belief - "the namesake showed the way." Sailors are superstitious people. Remember, at least, the stories with the ships that bore the name of Nakhimov ...
          So, we will closely follow the "namesake" of the frigate. And let the AVM "J. Ford" be careful on the sea roads ... Now anything can happen: fate is such an entertainer ... God forbid!



          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 2 October 2019 20: 50
            +2
            Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
            Recall, at least, the story of the ships bearing the name of Nakhimov ...

            There is such a thing, although I myself am not a Moraine, but I know the story. yes
            Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
            we will closely monitor the "namesake" of the frigate

            Will, my friend ...
            Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
            Fate is she such a fancier ... God forbid!

            That's for sure . You will never guess where and when it will give you a surprise ... And what kind of surprise will it be?
          2. 3danimal
            3danimal 3 October 2019 05: 00
            -1
            So Ford guards a fleet of escorts.
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 3 October 2019 04: 25
      0
      Quote: Honest Citizen
      Now, if they had drowned a decommissioned aircraft carrier, then yes ... it would be interesting ...

      Now, if the decommissioned American aircraft carrier were drowned with Russian "Daggers", it would be "oh how" interesting.
      PS It is possible and not decommissioned repeat
      1. 3danimal
        3danimal 3 October 2019 04: 59
        0
        A ship with a displacement of 100000 tons, with powerful protection and reserves of strength and buoyancy, is extremely difficult to drown.
        With plans for attacks, it was supposed to be enough to damage him, forcing him to leave for repairs. And it will inevitably have its value for attackers.
  5. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 2 October 2019 18: 25
    +3
    It's a pity there is no video.
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 2 October 2019 18: 41
      +9
      Really sorry. It would not be bad to look at how effective the fire of two ships, several strategic bombers and turntables were in addition. hi If the video does not appear, vague suspicions will appear. laughing
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 2 October 2019 18: 54
        0
        Actually, no American bombs or missiles are being taken. Therefore, at the end of the battle, a group of marines stupidly threw a frigate at the frigate and they opened the kingstones / or what the sailors do with them /. wassat Therefore, there is no video. And everything else is ... press releases hi )))
        1. poquello
          poquello 3 October 2019 00: 07
          0
          Quote: Thunderbolt
          Actually, no American bombs or missiles are being taken.

          ahem, where do we start? USS Arizona?
      2. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 2 October 2019 18: 58
        +5
        Quote: Captive
        It would not be bad to look at how effective the fire of two ships, several strategic bombers and turntables were in addition.

        As the late Bruce Lee used to say: "The brick does not give back." What kind of "efficiency" can there be? It’s the same as firing on drunken banks.
        But, surely, it was fun. Yeee-hoo!
        1. abrakadabre
          abrakadabre 3 October 2019 07: 33
          0
          As the late Bruce Lee used to say: "The brick does not give back."
          In all fairness, Bruce is wrong. This down pillow doesn't give any change. And solid brick is robust enough to resist the soft tissues of a person and gives an appropriate return. Since it is harder than the body. Another question is that the brick does not resist and does not show initiative in this "duel".
          But if you try to break a steel forging the size of a brick with blows of your hands / feet / head, then the change is guaranteed with interest.
          1. Vasyan1971
            Vasyan1971 3 October 2019 08: 00
            0
            Quote: abrakadabre
            Another question is that the brick does not resist and does not show initiative in this "duel".

            Well, Duc, in fact, this is what we are talking about. The rest described by you is superfluous.
  6. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 2 October 2019 18: 33
    0
    This teaching provided us with an important opportunity to carry out a realistic naval attack using real ammunition.


    The crew was also on board, and shot the frigate in response to what is the urine?))
    And where is this same realism !?))
    1. Katanikotael
      Katanikotael 2 October 2019 23: 00
      -1
      These cartridges were used, and probably the beacon for missiles was not included.
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 2 October 2019 18: 37
    +5
    They acted not at all humanely, in relation to the ocean. They dump any garbage and where did the "green" ones of all stripes go?
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 2 October 2019 18: 57
      -5
      "Yellow-blue" such a boat would also fit wassat
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 2 October 2019 18: 58
        -2
        Quote: Thunderbolt
        "Yellow-blue" such a boat would also fit

        Who will drive him from the USA, and only under such conditions they will take
        1. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 2 October 2019 18: 59
          -3
          On credit ...)))
    2. Prisoner
      Prisoner 2 October 2019 18: 58
      -6
      This trash, who needs trash. wink Conclusion - it's time for the "greens" themselves to catch and drown all over the ball. hi
    3. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 2 October 2019 18: 59
      +2
      Quote: APASUS
      and where are the "green" ones, of all stripes?

      Was washed away from sin away, so that this Ford is not pushed.
    4. Corn
      Corn 2 October 2019 20: 56
      0
      Often, ships and all sorts of different equipment (planes, tanks, statues) are often drowned on atolls, thereby creating artificial reefs that are useful both for ecology and for diving tourism.
  8. kamikaze
    kamikaze 2 October 2019 19: 59
    -1
    it is a pity the old ship needed to be sold; this trough to Ukraine it would be profitable for the USA
    1. Corn
      Corn 2 October 2019 21: 00
      0
      Ukraine has no money for a full-fledged fleet, a frigate can only accept as a gift. But the savings on a full-fledged target (possibly also a radio-controlled one) will be very significant.
      1. Harry.km
        Harry.km 3 October 2019 18: 01
        0
        Quote: Corn
        frigate can only accept as a gift.

        And is it a service that is a free supplement to a gift?) If only then you weld it to the wall ...
  9. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 2 October 2019 20: 06
    +1
    US and Singapore Navy drowned FFG 54 Ford frigate during exercises
    What is so modest, battleships are extinct? repeat
    1. Antares
      Antares 2 October 2019 21: 50
      -5
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      What is so modest, battleships are extinct

      of all countries, they left most of all in the museums of their famous ships. Starting with the Konstinyushin who is still on the move.
      Iowa is also kept.
      Missouri is valuable to the US and the world. The largest war in the history of mankind ended on it.
  10. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze 2 October 2019 20: 06
    0
    God ... poor boat that just did not throw at him ...
  11. Avior
    Avior 2 October 2019 20: 36
    +2
    one of the few Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates still afloat

    If you believe Wikipedia, then in the ranks there are 36 more.
    Even if we exclude the American, it is still, perhaps, the most massive frigate in the ranks in the world.
  12. xax
    xax 2 October 2019 20: 54
    +2
    The USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS-10) littoral ship and naval patrol aircraft fired at rockets, the B-52 bombers dropped bombs, and the Singapore frigate RSS Intrepid (FFS 69), which fired from Harpoon launchers, took part in the destruction. .

    As if the battleship was drowned))
  13. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 2 October 2019 21: 22
    0
    Duck ... And who exactly drowned him? ...
    There I also saw the bottom with a grinder. So that the parasite drowned at last.
    And the hillock turned the holes with the eighteenth hole drill with a drill bit ... repeat
    1. Antares
      Antares 2 October 2019 21: 51
      +1
      Quote: Benzorez
      Duck ... And who exactly drowned him? ..

      modern ships fired

      ascending littoral stars. (well, by the little things, there still a whole constellation helped / trained them)
      1. Petrol cutter
        Petrol cutter 2 October 2019 22: 02
        0
        And how to understand some kind of shooting efficiency of all these absolutely credible weapons of destruction, if they were beaten, everyone who is not lazy including ... Here from space it was still necessary to gasp. And in my opinion the submarines were not marked there.
        1. Antares
          Antares 2 October 2019 22: 09
          0
          Quote: Benzorez
          And in my opinion the submarines were not marked there.

          because the training would end quickly. These underwater wolves do not torment for a long time. Torpedoes quickly finish training. Yes, and at these exercises they tried to learn to shoot rockets at a real target. Including the old Harpoons of the Allies. The littoral along with aviation trained well and the show at the same time.
          Let's say that according to the law of the show, it should not have ended in 10 seconds
          a general explosion of the old frigate and its sinking immediately.
          This is a message to China (as I understand it from the American press)
          Quote: Benzorez
          And how to understand a certain shooting efficiency of all these unconditionally valid weapons of destruction, if they were beaten, they are all sundry, including ..

          training for a real goal with real weapons is priceless.
          Therefore, everyone trained. Including Singaporeans.
          1. Petrol cutter
            Petrol cutter 2 October 2019 22: 44
            0
            Well so be it. In the end, they know better.
          2. abrakadabre
            abrakadabre 3 October 2019 07: 38
            +1
            Let's say that according to the law of the show, it should not have ended in 10 seconds
            a general explosion of the old frigate and its sinking immediately.
            Then, for the duration of the show, it was necessary to start with small arms, hand grenades, and other little things. Such a show could be held year-round.
      2. not main
        not main 2 October 2019 22: 44
        -1
        Quote: Antares
        Antares (Antares)

        As promised, he returned the debt!
        1. Antares
          Antares 2 October 2019 23: 21
          -3
          Quote: non-primary
          As promised, he returned the debt!

          I probably missed something. laughing
      3. Charik
        Charik 3 October 2019 15: 25
        0
        this one is masturbate with 8 humps-pelvis bespontovaya
  14. Kerensky
    Kerensky 2 October 2019 21: 29
    +3
    The decommissioned frigate was drowned by a massive blow of dissimilar forces of the US Navy and the Republic of Singapore

    I noticed that no losses were reported on the attacking side. Then civilians ram them out of the blue, and there are so many barrels, missiles and bombs. Yes, they should have a couple - the three sides to take down!
  15. certero
    certero 2 October 2019 21: 32
    +2
    Quote: sir.jonn
    Why not make some kind of tricky BIOS + autopilot system for sending such ships on their last journey. Maneuvering and imitating the work of the defense of air defense, anti-aircraft defense and anti-aircraft defense, it is possible to conduct exercises with much higher efficiency

    Such a ship will be called a robot ship. Question - what for then others will be needed?
  16. rocket757
    rocket757 2 October 2019 21: 52
    +3
    Training with our Singaporean partners in a difficult exercise like this is priceless

    Three in one!!!
    Some people think after that their ships are almost sunk!
    Others think that there are a lot of them with the allies and they who they want to sink!
    And the third ammunition can not be counted, which fell onto an unrequited frigate, but he still did not drown!
    Solid benefit for the command!
    By the way, interestingly, they fired frigates with practical \ training blanks or what? Or stranded in advance?
  17. Karabas
    Karabas 2 October 2019 23: 03
    -3
    Training with our Singaporean partners in a difficult exercise like this is priceless

    Drowning your frigate of the middle of the last century, prepared as a target, is of course a difficult, impossible task. The warriors are wretched. laughing
  18. HMR333
    HMR333 2 October 2019 23: 24
    0
    trash in the sea have not decided yet to add! but what's the point they have such powerful weapons that they had to use such an amount?)))
  19. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 3 October 2019 00: 54
    +1
    "Why did you bastards sunk the boat?"
  20. abrakadabre
    abrakadabre 3 October 2019 07: 21
    +1
    This teaching provided us with an important opportunity to carry out a realistic naval attack using real ammunition in conditions that cannot be duplicated otherwise.
    Isn't a maneuvering and non-firing target a realistic attack? You can draw a ship on a rock sticking out of the water and hammer it with similar realism. It will be cheaper and reusable.
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  22. Charik
    Charik 3 October 2019 15: 24
    0
    standing unarmed-Brick cannot give change (Bruce Lee), Pear cannot give change (Emelianenko ml.)
  23. EvilLion
    EvilLion 4 October 2019 08: 11
    0
    Not a frigate, but a decommissioned target ship. Delete the article for misinformation.