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U.S.S. DAVIDSON

(FF-1045)

VIGILANT - VALIANT - VICTORIOUS

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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
SEP1963-Keel Date: 30 SEP 1963
at Avondale Shipyards
OCT1964-Launch Date: 2 OCT 1964
DEC1965-Commissioned: 1 DEC 1965
APR1967-OCT1967West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1967-OCT1967West-Pac
OCT1968-MAY1969West Pac
MAY1970-NOV1970West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1970-Shellback Initiation - 10 SEP 1970 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1971-DEC1971West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1972-APR1972Receive hostile fire and earns Combat Action Ribbon
APR1972-NOV1972West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1972-MAY1972Fired over 1200 rounds in all night shelling near Quang Tri .
JUL1972-JUL1972Ship appears on CBS News with Walter Cronkite while on gunline
MAR1974-SEP1974West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1975-SEP1975West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1975-MAY1976West Pac
JUN1978-JUN1979West Pac
SEP1978-APR1979West Pac
APR1979-DEC1980Middle Pacific
MAR1980-SEP1980West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUN1980-Shellback Initiation - 7 JUN 1980 - Indian Ocean
JUN1980-JUN1980Main Space Fire
JUL1982-JAN1983West Pac
FEB1984-JUL1984West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUN1984-Shellback Initiation - 15 JUN 1984 - Indian Ocean
JUN1984-Shellback Initiation - 15 JUN 1984 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1988-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]