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Thursday, February 19, 2015

USS Vandegrift to be decommissioned

USS Vandegrift (FFG-48)The guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift is scheduled to be decommissioned Thursday at Naval Base San Diego.

Frigates are being phased out in favor of littoral combat ships, which are maneuverable vessels designed for fighting in coastal waters.

The 30-year-old Vandegrift returned to San Diego in December from a deployment to fight narcotics smuggling in Central America.

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