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USS GLOVER (AGDE-1) - a Garcia-class frigate

In Commission 1965 to 1990

AGDE-1 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1963 - Keel Date: 29 JUL 1963
at Avondale Shipyards
APR 1965 - Launch Date: 17 APR 1965
NOV 1965 - Commissioned: 13 NOV 1965
DEC 1966 - JAN 1968 Drydock Boston Naval Shipyard Annex
JUL 1971 - OCT 1971 Mediterranean
OCT 1971 - JUL 1972 Major Shipyard Overhaul Drydock Boston Naval Shipyard
JAN 1972 - JUL 1972 Mediterranean
OCT 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 10 OCT 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 11 OCT 1972 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 10 OCT 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1973 - NOV 1973 Mediterranean
JUL 1973 - DEC 1973 Mediterranean
JAN 1978 - JAN 1979 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 11 JUL 1978 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1979 - APR 1980 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
JUN 1990 - Decommissioned: 15 JUN 1990

AGDE-1 General Specifications

Class: Garcia-class frigate

Named for: John Glover

Complement: 239 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 3426 tons

Length: 414 feet 6 inches

Beam: 44 feet 1 inches

Flank Speed: 27 Knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrap 15 April 1994


Glover (AGDE-1) was laid down 29 July 1963 by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine; launched 17 April 1965; sponsored by Mrs. William S. Pederson, Sr., and Mrs. Claude V. Signer, great-great-great-granddaughters of General Glover; and commissioned at Boston 13 November 1965, Comdr. William W. Wilson in command.

Fitted out with advanced sonar and antisubmarine weapons, Glover is designed to serve as an experimental research escort for developing and testing the latest antisubmarine weapons systems. As a research ship, she will test equipment designed to more readily detect and track enemy submarines, and she will evaluate tactics and procedures which may be used on future classes of escorts. Capable of participating in offensive operations against submarines, she will provide valuable support for hunter-killer groups, amphibious forces, and ocean convoys.

Glover joined the U.S. Atlantic Fleet in 1966 as a unit of Cruiser-Destroyer Forces and operated along the Atlantic Coast and in the Caribbean. September she entered Boston Naval Shipyard for modifications.

[Note: The above USS GLOVER (AGDE-1) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS GLOVER (AGDE-1), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]