High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Bradley (FF-1041)
was the second of ten 2,620-ton Garcia-class destroyer escort
ships, later reclassified as frigates, in the United States Navy.
She was named for Captain Willis Winter Bradley, Jr.. She was later
sold into the Brazilian Navy as Pernambuco (D 30). Bradley was laid
down at San Francisco, California on 17 January 1963, launched on
26 March 1964, and commissioned on 15 May 1965. Her first
deployment to the Western Pacific between July and December 1966
included four months of gunfire support along the coast of South
Vietnam and carrier escort duty in the Gulf of Tonkin. In February
1967 Bradley received the prototype destroyer installation of the
Sea Sparrow Basic Point Defense Missile System (BPDMS). After
intensive trials between May and September, the system was removed
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