Made based off a majority vote to have a Bracelet named after a US Navy vessel
Made with Navy utility pants and utility shirt...with a transitional piece of the new Navy digital blues
The USS Simpson (FFG-56) is an Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate of the United States Navy, named for ...Rear Admiral Rodger W. Simpson. She is currently responsible to Commander, Destroyer Squadron 14 (COMDESRON 14).
Simpson was laid down a Bath Iron Works, Maine, on 27 February 1984, launched on 31 August 1984 sponsored by Mrs. Grace Fowles-Simpson, widow of Rodger W. Simpson and commissioned on 21 September 1985 in Newport, Rhode Island, Cmdr. H. Wyman Howard Jr. in command. The ship was delivered 13 September 1985. BIW plans called for delivery to occur 9 August 1985, but that date slipped due to an extended strike at Bath Iron Works that began 30 June 1985. Simpson was homeported at Naval Station Newport until switching to Naval Station Norfolk on 31 March 1994. Simpson moved to Naval Station Mayport in July 2001.
She is scheduled to be second-to-last Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate in the United States Fleet with a planned decommissioning date of 14 August 2015.