Brooke Class Frigate Models

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The Brooke class was a United States Navy frigate class that is based on the Garcia class, but with the addition of the Tartar Guided Missile System. The first unit was commissioned in 1966 and the final sixth unit was decommissioned in 1989. Brooke-class ships were nearly identical to the Garcia class, except the second 5-inch/38 caliber gun was replaced with a Tartar missile system and electronics. Brooke class ships also had the AN/SPS-52 3D air search radar instead of the two dimension AN/SPS-40 and added the AN/SPG-51 for target tracking and missile guidance. The Mk 22 single arm missile launcher was placed amidships. The magazine held 16 missiles.

FFG-1 through FFG-3 had a Westinghouse geared steam turbine while FFG-4 through FFG-6 employed a General Electric turbine. All ships had two Foster-Wheeler boilers. FFG-4 through FFG-6 had an angled base of the bridge structure behind the ASROC launcher for automatic reloading. The Brooke class was originally designed to carry the DASH drone, but were later equipped with LAMPS SH-2 Seasprite after the hangar was enlarged. Oliver Hazard Perry class systems were evaluated on Talbot including the Otobreda 76 mm gun, the AN/SQS-56 sonar and other systems. Initially authorized as guided missile destroyer escorts (DEG), FFG-1 through FFG-3 were authorized in FY1962 while FFG-4 through FFG-6 were authorized in FY1963. Plans called for ten more ships to be authorized in FY1964 and possibly three more in later years, but those plans were dropped because of the $11 million higher cost of the DEG over an FF.

 Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.


Ship NameHull No.BuilderCommission–
BrookeFFG-1Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, Seattle1966–1988Transferred to Pakistan in 1989; disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 28 March 1994 
RamseyFFG-21967–1988Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise, 15 June 2000 
SchofieldFFG-31968–1988Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise, 11/02/1999 
TalbotFFG-4Bath Iron Works1967–1988Transferred to Pakistan in 1989; disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 28 March 1994 
Richard L. PageFFG-51967–1988Transferred to Pakistan in 1989; disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 28 March 1994 
Julius A. FurerFFG-61967–1989Transferred to Pakistan in 1989; disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 28 March 1994

We offer our Brooke Class Frigate Models (FFG) in several popular size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection.  However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!

Our Frigate models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models.  Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany.  Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes  pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate.  Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.

The model build time is generally 16-20 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping.  Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.

We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: In the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied with your model and wish to return it, notify us within 7 days of the model delivery and we will issue a refund or exchange.

FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.

Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.

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