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USS DAVIDSON

(FF-1045)

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USS DAVIDSON (FF-1045) - a Garcia-class frigate

In Commission 1965 to 1988

FF-1045 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1963 Keel Date: 30 SEP 1963
at Avondale Shipyards
OCT 1964 Launch Date: 2 OCT 1964
DEC 1965 Commissioned: 1 DEC 1965
APR 1967 - OCT 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1967 - OCT 1967 West-Pac
OCT 1968 - MAY 1969 West Pac
MAY 1970 - NOV 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 10 SEP 1970 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1971 - DEC 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1972 - APR 1972 Receive hostile fire and earns Combat Action Ribbon
APR 1972 - NOV 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1972 - MAY 1972 Fired over 1200 rounds in all night shelling near Quang Tri .
JUL 1972 - JUL 1972 Ship appears on CBS News with Walter Cronkite while on gunline
MAR 1974 - SEP 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1975 - SEP 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1975 - MAY 1976 West Pac
JUN 1978 - JUN 1979 West Pac
SEP 1978 - APR 1979 West Pac
APR 1979 - DEC 1980 Middle Pacific
MAR 1980 - SEP 1980 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUN 1980 Shellback Initiation - 7 JUN 1980 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1980 - JUN 1980 Main Space Fire
JUL 1982 - JAN 1983 West Pac
FEB 1984 - JUL 1984 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUN 1984 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JUN 1984 - Indian Ocean
DEC 1988 Decommissioned: 8 DEC 1988

FF-1045 General Specifications

Class: Garcia-class frigate

Complement: 20 Officers and 245 Enlisted

Displacement: 3403 tons

Length: 415 feet

Beam: 44 feet

Draft: 25 feet



USS DAVIDSON (FF-1045)



DAVIDSON was laid down on 30 September 1963 at the Avondale Shipyards, Inc., Westwego, La. On 2 October 1964 she was launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Lyal A. Davidson, Vice Admiral Davidson's widow. DE-1045 was commisioned on Pearl Harbor Day, 7 December 1965, at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, Cmdr. Henry L. Stanfield in command.

[Note: The above USS DAVIDSON (FF-1045) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS DAVIDSON (FF-1045), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]