USS Bronstein (FF-1037) underway off the coast of Southern California (USA) on 24 November 1986 (6449827).jpg
USS Bronstein (FF-1037)
United States
Name: Bronstein
Namesake: Ben Richard Bronstein
Builder: Avondale Shipyard, Inc., Westwego, Louisiana
Laid down: 16 May 1961
Launched: 31 March 1962
Completed: 8 June 1963
Commissioned: 16 June 1963
Decommissioned: 13 December 1990
Struck: 4 October 1991
Fate: Donated to Mexico, 12 November 1993
Name: ARM Hermenegildo Galeana (F202)
Namesake: Hermenegildo Galeana
Acquired: 12 November 1993
Decommissioned: April 2017
Status: decommissioned
General characteristics
Class and type: Bronstein class frigate
Displacement: approx. 2,650 tons full load
Length: 371.4 ft (113.2 m)
Beam: 40.4 ft (12.3 m)
Draft: 23 ft (7.0 m)
Propulsion: 2 Foster-Wheeler boilers; 1 Westinghouse geared turbine; 35,000shp; 1 shaft
Speed: 26 knots
Complement: 16 officers, 183 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • AN/SPS-10 surface search radar
  • AN/SPS-40 air search radar
  • AN/SPG-35 Gun fire control radar
  • AN/SQS-26 bow-mounted sonar
  • AN/SQR-15 towed sonar array
  • one Mk-16 missile launcher for ASROC missiles
  • two Mk-33 3 in (76 mm) caliber guns (one mount)
  • Mk 46 torpedoes from two Mk 32 triple tube mounts
Aircraft carried: None / QH-50 DASH

USS Bronstein (FF-1037) was the lead ship of her class in the United States Navy. She was named in honor of Assistant Surgeon Ben Richard Bronstein, who was killed in action on 28 February 1942 when USS Jacob Jones (DD-130) was sunk by a German U-boat off Cape May, New Jersey.

Bronstein was commissioned on 16 June 1963 as DE-1037. She was decommissioned 13 December 1990 and struck from the Navy list on 4 October 1991.

Bronstein was disposed of through the Security Assistance Program as a foreign military sale on 12 November 1993.[1] She was transferred to Mexico on 12 November 1993 where she serves as ARM Hermenegildo Galeana (F202).


  1. ^ Bronstein II.

External links

  • Naval Vessel Register - FF1037
  • Bronstein