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An undated file photo of a port bow view of the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) underway off the coast of New England prior to its commissioning. Simpson was one of several ships that participated in Operation Praying Mantis, which was launched after the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) struck an Iranian mine on April 14, 1988. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Bath Iron Works/Released)
An undated file photo of a port bow view of the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) underway off the coast of New England prior to its commissioning. Simpson was one of several ships that participated in Operation Praying Mantis, which was launched after the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) struck an Iranian mine on April 14, 1988. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Bath Iron Works/Released)

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The U.S.S. Simpson is the last modern U.S. Navy warship to sink an enemy ship in action. This is the story of that 1988 battle on the seas, as told the day before the frigate was decommissioned.

Historic U.S. warship decommissioned, to be sold

The U.S.S. Simpson is the last modern U.S. Navy warship to sink an enemy ship in action. This is the story of that 1988 battle on the seas, as told the day before the frigate was decommissioned.