September 21 2015
The U.S. Navy has decommissioned the penultimate Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, reports the Navy NewsStand.
USS Kauffman was withdrawn from service during a ceremony Friday at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., after 28 years.
She was the final Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate based at Norfolk in active service.
The last overall frigate in the class, the Simpson, is slated for decommissioning on Sept. 29.
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