The guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG-59) departs Naval Station Norfolk for its final deployment and will operate in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. Kauffman’s final deployment also marks the last scheduled deployment by any Oliver Hazard Perry-Class frigate, and in September 2015 the ship will be the last operationally-active frigate to be decommission. A typical Navy deployment on ship could be as long as 8 months, with some being extended even longer due to world events. Filmed on January 9, 2015.
Film Credits: CPO Karen Cozza