USS Underwood (FFG-36)
By kjfitz @ 2009-03-08 21:57:35
USS Underwood (FFG-36), twenty-seventh ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Captain Gordon Waite Underwood (1910–1978).
Ordered from Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME on 27 April 1979 as part of the FY79 program, Underwood was laid down on 30 July 1981, launched on 6 February 1982, and commissioned on 29 January 1983. As of December 2006 she remains active, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 14 and homeported at Mayport, FL.