The USS John L. Hall (FFG32) in Conjunction with U.S. European Command Donates Hygiene Supplies to the to the Special Needs Children School, and the Orphanage in Vlora (March 23, 2010)The USS John L. Hall (FFG 32), and the United States European Command, through the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation, donated hygiene supplies to the Special Needs Children School and the Orphanage.
This donation was made through Project Handclasp, an ideal vehicle for helping people in need which exemplifies the very best of the US military in communities throughout the world. The United States Office of Defense Cooperation, working closely with Albanian authorities, has been delivering humanitarian assistance to the Albanian people since 1999. Other projects have included providing supplies, rebuilding schools and medical facilities, developing water systems, and other non-military projects.
The USS John L. Hall (FFG32) in Conjunction with U.S. European Command Donates Hygiene Supplies to the to the Special Needs Children School, and the Orphanage in Vlora (March 23, 2010)
Albania, Security News
USS John L. Hall frigate (FFG32) in Vlora Bay
In a long political crisis in Albania, which was increased after the opposition decided to topple the government Berisha through massive popular protests, in the Bay of Vlora, for the first arrived the U.S. Perry Class frigate FFG32 .
We have no data on that NATO frigate that belongs to the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean, to be case relates to the beginning of mass protests against the Berisha government. But However, reliable sources indicate that an escalation of the protests could lead to a situation of uncertain stability in Albania.
US Frigate Class Perry
2750 tons (std), 3605 tons (full) Dimensions: 453' (oa) x 45' x 14' 9" 24="" 6=
Armament: 1 OTO Melara 3"/62 cal. Mk 75, 1 Vulcan Phalanx CIS, 4-.50 cal. MGs,1 Mk 13 Mod 4 launcher,
4 SSM McDonnell-Douglas Harpoon missiles, 36 GDC-Pomona Standard SM-1MR missiles,
6-324mm Mk 32 (2 triple) tubes / Mk 46 torpedoes, 2 hangars / 2 SH-60B Seahawk LAMPS MkIII helos
Machinery:2 GE LM 2500 gas turbine engines; 41,000 shp; 1 shaft, cp propeller, 325 hp retractable propeller pods
Speed: 29 Knots Crew: 13/206 (includes 19 air detachment)
Radars: AN/SPS-55 (surface), AN/SPS-49 (air)
Sonars: AN/SQS-56, AN/SQR-19 TACTAS (towed array)
"Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Me. on 5 January 1981
Launched 24 July 1981, Commissioned 26 June 1982