Former USS Doyle docks for the last time in New Orleans

The former USS Doyle (FFG-39) concluded her final voyage from Philadelphia to New Orleans July 30th, where she will now be disassembled and recycled by Southern Recycling, part of EMR, one of the world’s leading metal recyclers. The 4,050 ton Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate served in the US Navy and is the last of a six-vessel contract awarded to EMR. The decommissioned USS Doyle, also nicknamed the Valiant Mariner, was the 30th vessel to be constructed in her class and received her namesake from Vice Admiral James Henry Doyle, who…

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