The Reuben James had a pretty big sendoff:If only for its distinguished action during the Red October incident in 1986, Reuben James should make a comeback.
Made all the sense in the world in hindsight hearing the USN supported production of Hunt For Red October after seeing the success of Top Gun. Sounds like number of OCS/NA guys wanting Jets right after that other movie skyrocketed, and would have really messed with the 42% select rate.
Navy Sinks Former Frigate USS Reuben James in Test of New Supersonic Anti-Surface Missile - USNI News
The former frigate USS Reuben James (FFG-57) was sunk in January during a test of the Navy’s new anti-surface warfare (ASuW) variant of the SM-6.