7 of them are Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates.
2. The projected FY14 ship inactivation schedule for inactivating
U.S. naval ships is promulgated as follows to facilitate fleet planning efforts to conduct an inactivation availability:
Ship Name Inactivation Post Decom Status
USS FORD (FFG 54) 31 Oct 2013 See Note 1 USS THACH (FFG 43) 15 Nov 2013 See Note 1 USS NICHOLAS (FFG 47) 17 Mar 2014 See Note 1 USS ROBERT G BRADLEY (FFG 49) 28 Mar 2014 See Note 1 USNS OBSERVATION ISLAND (T-AGM 23)01 Apr 2014 See Note 2 USS DE WERT (FFG 45) 04 Apr 2014 See Note 1 USS RENTZ (FFG 46) 23 May 2014 See Note 1 USS AVENGER (MCM 1) 30 Aug 2014 See Note 3 USS HALYBURTON (FFG 40) 08 Sep 2014 See Note 1 USS DALLAS (SSN 700) 26 Sep 2014 See Note 4 USNS BRIDGE (T-AOE 10) 30 Sep 2014 See Note 5 USS DENVER (LPD 9) 30 Sep 2014 See Note 5 Note 1: Designated for foreign military sale (cold). It is Navy policy that ships designated for FMS transfer shall not be stripped. Stripping of ships provides diminished operational capability to maritime partners and corrodes our efforts to build maritime partner capacity. TYCOMS are required to ensure strict adherence to this direction. NAVSEA PMS 326 will issue additional guidance via SEPCOR to Fleet TYCOMS identifying non-transferrable technology. Except in the case of C3/C4 emergent CASREPS, no removals of installed equipment (e.g., Combat, C4I, HME SYSTEMS, etc.) will be permitted except as specifically authorized by OPNAV N9I in response to a record request submitted by PEO IWS or respective NAVSEA ship program office no later than 90 days prior to the ships official retirement date that includes: a comprehensive list (by ship) of specific installed equipment desired for removal; justification for the removal that includes evidence that the Navy supply system, TYCOM/RMC is unable to fulfill the requirement; an assessment of the requestor's ability to restore the equipment in operational condition in the event the vessel transfers as a cold FMS ship; and coordination via the respective Systems Command. All other equipment/supply removals are to be conducted per ref (a).