USS Pharris (FF-1094)
|Ordered:||25 August 1966|
|Builder:||Avondale Shipyard, Westwego, Louisiana|
|Laid down:||11 February 1972|
|Launched:||16 December 1972|
|Acquired:||14 December 1973|
|Commissioned:||26 January 1974|
|Decommissioned:||15 April 1992|
|Struck:||11 January 1995|
|Fate:||Donated to Mexico|
|Displacement:||3,201 tons (4,182 tons full load)|
|Length:||438 ft (134 m)|
|Beam:||46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)|
|Draught:||24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 × CE 1200psi boilers
1 Westinghouse geared turbine
1 shaft, 35,000 SHP (26 MW)
|Speed:||over 27 knots|
|Complement:||18 officers, 267 enlisted|
|AN/SPS-40 Air Search Radar
AN/SPS-67 Surface Search Radar
AN/SQR-18 Towed array sonar system
Mk68 Gun Fire Control System
|AN/SLQ-32 Electronics Warfare System|
|Armament:||one Mk-16 8 cell missile launcher for ASROC and Harpoon missiles
one Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber gun
Mark 46 torpedoes from four single tube launchers)
one 20mm Phalanx CIWS
|Aircraft carried:||one SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter|
USS Pharris (FF-1094) was a Knox-class destroyer escort named after Medal of Honor recipient Lieutenant Commander Jackson C. Pharris. It was originally designated as DE-1094 and later reclassified as a frigate in the United States Navy. In 1992 the ship was decommissioned and transferred to the Mexican Navy. It was recommissioned as ARM Victoria, named after Mexico's first president, Guadalupe Victoria.
During the 1987-1988 Mediterranean Cruse, Pharris escorted Mighty Servant 2 carrying Samuel B. Roberts from the entrance of the Persian Gulf to about halfway up the Red Sea. Pharris won the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for its part in Operation Earnest Will.
In Tom Clancy's 1986 novel, Red Storm Rising, the Pharris suffers extreme damage following a torpedo attack by a Victor III submarine (the bow forward of the ASROC mounts was torn off), warranting an extensive repair. Her captain, Ed Morris, is subsequently transferred to the USS Reuben James (FFG-57).
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