U.S. N a v y Frigate I n g r a h am Launched By Todd Pacific Shipyards

The Los Angeles Division of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation recently launched the U.S. Navy guided- missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG-61) at ceremonies at the San Pedro yard.

The principal speaker at the event was the Hon. Elton Gallegly, Congressman, 21st District, California.

The ship's sponsor was Mrs.

Dudley L. Carlson, wife of Vice Adm. Dudley L. Carlson, USN.

The matron of honor was Mrs. Cynthia R. Furlong.

Other principals at the ceremony included Rear Adm. Peter M.

Hekman Jr., Deputy Commander Surface Combatants, Naval Sea Systems Command; Capt. Robert H. Randall, USN, Supervisor for Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Long Beach; John T. Gilbride Jr., president, Todd Shipyards Corporation; and Richard L.

Grothen, vice president and general manager, Todd Pacific Shipyards, Los Angeles Division.

The Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigate has a displacement of 3,585 tons, length of 445 feet, beam of 45 feet and is powered by two GE LM2500 marine gas turbine engines.

She is the 18th frigate of this class launched by the Los Angeles Division.

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