FF-1040 General Specifications
Class: Garcia class frigate
Complement: 16 Officers and 231 Enlisted
Displacement: 2624 tons
Length: 414 feet 6 inches
Beam: 44 feet 1 inches
Draft: 24 feet 6 in
Final Disposition: Scrapped March 29 1994
USS GARCIA (FF-1040)
Garcia (DE-1040) one of a new and powerful class of
escort vessels, was launched 31 October 1963; by Bethlehem Steel Co., San Francisco, Calif.; sponsored by Mrs. Daisy Garcia de Alvarez, sister; and commissioned
21 December 1964, Comdr. Donald A.
Smith in command.
trials and training off the Pacific Coast, the new destroyer escort departed
San Diego 22 March 1965; transited the Panama Canal; and arrived her homeport Newport, R.I., 7 April. Following ship
qualification tests, she sailed for the Caribbean 7 May for shakedown. She returned Newport 16 July. For the remainder of
1965 and through 1966, Garcia operated out of Newport perfecting her ASW and sonar techniques.
[Note: The above USS GARCIA (FF-1040) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS GARCIA (FF-1040), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]