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Navy to Decommission 7 Frigates, MCM and SSN.

USS Thach (FFG 43) returns to San Diego after completing a six-month deployment in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility in April, 2013. US Navy Photo

USS Thach (FFG 43) returns to San Diego after completing a six-month deployment in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility in April, 2013. US Navy Photo

Seven Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates are up for Foreign Military Sale (FMS), according to a list of ships the Navy plans to decommission by the end of 2014.

The list, issued on Wednesday, included a Los Angeles-class nuclear attack boat USS Dallas (SSN-700), minesweeper USS Avenger (MCM-1), an amphibious warship and two Military Sealift Command ships.

Dallas will begin an elaborate decommissioning process, while Avenger will be used for spare parts for the remaining fleet of MCM ships. Oiler USNS Bridge (T-AOE-10) and USS Denver (LPD-9) will be held in reserve status.

The list did not include the Ticonderoga-class cruisers the service planned to decommission by 2015.

 

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