Oliver Hazard Perry class USS Carr (FFG-52)
By kjfitz @ 2007-05-29 15:43:30
USS Carr (FFG-52), an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, is a ship of the United States Navy named for Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Paul H. Carr (1924–1944). Carr was awarded a posthumous Silver Star for his heroism on Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413) during the Battle off Samar.
Carr was laid down on 26 March 1982 by the Todd Pacific Shipyards Co., Seattle Division, Seattle, Wash.; launched on 26 February 1983; sponsored by Mrs. Goldie Carr Bensilhe, GM3 Carr's widow; and commissioned on 27 July 1985, Commander Robert J. Horne in command.
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