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U.S.S. BRONSTEIN

(FF-1037)

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USS BRONSTEIN (FF-1037) - a Bronstein class frigate

In Commission 1963 to 1990

FF-1037 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1961 - Keel Date: 16 MAY 1961
at Avondale Shipyard Inc. Westwego LA
MAR 1962 - Launch Date: 31 MAR 1962
JUN 1963 - Commissioned: 16 JUN 1963
JAN 1966 - JUL 1966 West Pac
MAR 1967 - OCT 1967 West Pac
MAR 1967 - OCT 1967 West Pac
MAR 1969 - SEP 1969 West Pac-Indian Ocean
MAR 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 22 MAR 1971 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1971 - NOV 1971 West Pac
APR 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 15 APR 1971 - Indian Ocean
APR 1971 - NOV 1971 West Pac
AUG 1972 - MAR 1973 West Pac
AUG 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 31 AUG 1972 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1972 - MAR 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1973 - MAY 1974 West Pac-Indian Ocean
FEB 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 18 FEB 1974 - Indian Ocean
APR 1975 - APR 1975 Operation Frequent Wind
MAR 1977 - NOV 1977 West Pac
JUN 1979 - JUN 1979 Portland OR Rose Festival
NOV 1979 - FEB 1980 Iranian Hostage Crisis
NOV 1979 - MAY 1980 West Pac
FEB 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 16 FEB 1980 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1980 - FEB 1980 Shellback initiation
JUN 1982 - NOV 1982 West Pac
OCT 1983 - APR 1984 West Pac
FEB 1984 - Shellback Initiation - 13 FEB 1984 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1985 - SEP 1985 75th Anniversary Naval Service of Canada- Victoria
JUN 1986 - JUN 1986 Portland Rose Festival
OCT 1987 - OCT 1987 Alaska Day-Sitka
JUL 1989 - AUG 1989 Drug Interdiction
JUL 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 29 JUL 1989 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1990 - AUG 1990 Panama Canal
DEC 1990 - Decommissioned: 13 DEC 1990

FF-1037 General Specifications

Class: Bronstein class frigate

Named for: Ben Richard Bronstein

Complement: 16 Officers and 183 Enlisted

Displacement: 2650 tons

Length: 371.4 feet

Beam: 40.4 feet

Flank Speed: 26 knots

Final Disposition: Sold to Mexico 12 November 1993



USS BRONSTEIN (FF-1037)



Bronstein was commissioned on 16 June 1963, was the lead ship of her destoyer escort class.

[Note: The above USS BRONSTEIN (FF-1037) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS BRONSTEIN (FF-1037), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]