USS Vreeland Characteristics
USS Vreeland DE/FF-1068
Builder Avondale Marine, Westwego, LA
Authorized July 22, 1964
Keel Laid Down March 20, 1968
Launch Date June 14, 1969
Delivery Date May 30, 1970
Commission Date June 13, 1970
Decommission Date June 30, 1992
Status Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP),
transferred, Foreign Assistance Act
Fate Leased to Greece June 30, 1992, Renamed Makedonia F-458
U.S. Stricken Date January 11, 1995
Hellenic Navy Renewed Lease June 30, 1996
Hellenic Navy Decommission Date January, 1999
Sold February 9, 2001
General Dimensions
Length 438 feet as built, 441.3 feet with Hurricane Bulwark                                         
Length @ Waterline 415 feet
Extreme Beam 46 feet 7 1/4"
Waterline Beam 46 feet 7 1/4"
Draft 14'9" from DWL (Design Water Line) @ keel, 24'9" @ sonar dome
15' under max load @ keel, 25' @ sonar dome
14'5" minimum operating conditions @ keel, 24'5" @ sonar dome
Full Displacement 4,200 tons (full load)
Light Displacement 3208 tons
Dead Weight 981 tons
Hull Material Steel hull, aluminum superstructure
Heights Above D.W.L. "Superstructure"
(D.W.L. 14'-9" Above Molded Base Line)
Top Most Point of Ship 119 feet 1 1/2"
AS-936A/SPS-10 Platform 101 feet 11 1/2"
Underside of Quadmast Platform 92 feet 1 1/2"
AS-1138/SPS-40 Platform 81 feet 4 1/2"
06 Level @ Top of Billboard: 67 feet 1 1/2 "
05 Level @ Top of Mack: 58 feet 1 1/2"
04 Level In Uptake Space: 49 feet 1 1/2"
03 Level @ Center Line FR 54 (Gun Director Platform): 44 feet 11 1/2"
03 Level In Uptake Space: 40 feet 1 1/2"
03 Level CIC High Hat: 37 feet 7 1/8"
02 Level @ Center Line FR 45 1/2 (Pilot House): 34 feet 6 1/8"
02 Level @ Center Line FR 110 (Top of Helicopter Hanger): (as built) 35 feet 10 1/2"
01 Level @ Center Line FR 45 1/2 to FR 54 (Captain's Cabin/Lobby): 26 feet 6 1/8"
01 Level @ Center Line FR 147 (Flight Deck): 23 feet 5 1/4"
Heights Above Base Line "Hull"
Main Deck @ Bow Point: 38 feet 9"
Main Deck FR 79 (Mid Ship): 29 feet 4 1/2"
Main Deck @Stern Point: 30 feet 6"
Second Deck @ Bow Point: 25 feet 4"
Second Deck @ FR 67 (Mid Ship): 21 feet 8 1/2"
Second Deck @ Stern Point: 21 feet 0"
First Platform @ Bow Point: 15 feet 6"
First Platform FR 67 (Mid Ship): 12 feet 6"
First Platform FR147 (Landing Force Locker): 12 feet 9"
Aft Perpendicular 13 feet 3"
Second Platform @ Bow Point: 5 feet 0"
Second Platform FR 41: 5 feet 0"
Second Platform FR 121(After Most Frame of Second Platform): 5 feet 3"
Sonar Transducer Room FR 10: 7 feet 9" Below Base Line
Propulsion
Boilers 2 Babcock & Wilcox 1,200 psi.
Turbine 1 Westinghouse geared steam
Shafts 1 Shaft: 35,000 SHP (Shaft Horse Power)
Endurance 4,000 NM @ 22 knts on 1 boiler
Max Speed 27 Knots
Bunkerage 200,000 gallons
Weapons
ASROC 1 MK-16 eight cell ASROC (RUR-5A) launcher for 8 ASROC missiles
Harpoon Up to 8 RGM-84 Harpoon in place of ASROC missiles
Gun Mount 1 FMC  5" 54 cal  Mk-42 Mod-9 Dual-Purpose Gun Mount
SeaSparrow 1 MK-25 BPDMS (Basic Point Defense Missile System) 8 cell NATO SeaSparrow Launcher (replaced by CIWS in 1984)
CIWS 1 General Dynamics MK-15 20mm Phalanx M-61A1 Gatling Gun
Torpedoes 2x Mk32 Twin 324mm torpedo tubes for 24 Mk46 Mod 5
Light AA 4 X Browning .50 BMG machine guns
Fire Control
Gun Director Mk68 gunfire control system
Sub Surface Mk114 underwater fire control system
Missile Fire Control Mk115 Missile Fire Control System
Radar
Air Search AS-1138/SPS-40
Surface Search AS-936A/SPS-10
Gun Director SPG-53A radar used with Mk68 gunfire control system
Weapon Direction Mk1 weapon direction system
Sonar
Bow Mounted AN/SQS-26CX Bow Mounted Sonar Dome
Variable Depth Sonar AN/SQS-35 Variable Depth Sonar (VDS)
Towed Array AN/SQR-18 Towed Array Sonar System (TACTAS)
Sonar Signal Processor AN/SQR-17 Sonar Signal Processor Subsystem (SSPS)
Electronic Countermeasures
ECM AN/SLQ-32(V)2 ESM/ECM system
ECM AN/SLQ-25 Nixie
Chaff and Decoy Launching System MK 36 SRBOC (Super Rapid Bloom Offboard Countermeasures)
Omnidirectional Receiving Antenna AS-1174/SLR Triple Output Antenna
Omnidirectional Receiving Antenna AS-1175/SLR
Aircraft
LAMPS Kaman SH-2F/G Seasprite LAMPS (Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System)
Personnel Boats
Captain's Gig 26' Personnel Boat MK-2
Motor Whale Boat 26' Motor Launch MK-5
Anchors
Stockless 8,000 lb Stockless Keel Anchor fitted centerline aft of sonar dome
Danforth 4,000 lb Lightweight Danforth Anchor fitted to the port side
Crew
Officers 18
Enlisted 267
Total 285

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