OLIVER HAZARD PERRY (FFG-7) class
Country of Origin: USA
Until the construction of the ARLEIGH BURKE-class DDGs, this had been the largest class of major surface warships built in the West since World War II. This class was originally conceived as low-cost convoy escorts. As older first-line destroyers and frigates were retired without replacement, the class was integrated into the fleet as first-line combatants. The soundness of the design has allowed the U.S. Navy to greatly expand the capabilities of these ships, permitting it to cope in...
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