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U.S.S. KOELSCH

(FF-1049)

VALOR - VERSATILITY

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USS KOELSCH (FF-1049) - a Garcia class frigate

In Commission 1968 to 1989

FF-1049 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1964-Keel Date: 19 FEB 1964
at Defoe Shipbuilding Company Bay City MI
JUN1965-Launch Date: 8 JUN 1965
OCT1968-Commissioned: 19 OCT 1968
APR1969-JUN1969North Atlantic
JUN1972-DEC1972Mediterranean
NOV1973-MAY1974Indian Ocean - Persian Gulf
JAN1974-OCT1974NATO Standing Forces
APR1974-AUG1974Dry Dock - Yards Charleston SC
JAN1976-FEB1976Guantanamo Bay
APR1976-OCT1976Mediterranean
APR1976-OCT1976Mediterranean-Lebanon
JAN1977-MAR1977Guantanamo Bay
JUL1977-DEC1977Mediterranean
APR1978-MAY1979Dry Dock
JUL1979-AUG1979Guantanamo Bay
SEP1979-MAY1980Dry Dock
NOV1979-JUN1980Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL1980-JUL1980Mariel Boatlift Patrol
SEP1980-APR1981Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB1981-Shellback Initiation - 14 FEB 1981 - Indian Ocean
JUN1981-AUG1981UNITAS
FEB1982-JUL1982Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1982-OCT1982Dry Dock
AUG1984-APR1985Mediterranean
JAN1986-FEB1986Space Shuttle Challenger
MAR1986-NOV1986Mediterranean-Lebanon
JUL1987-DEC1987Central America-Pacific TS deployment
JAN1988-JUN1988Regular Overhaul- Bath Iron Works Portland ME
MAY1989-Decommissioned: 31 MAY 1989

FF-1049 General Specifications

Class: Garcia class frigate

Named for: John Kelvin Koelsch

Complement: 16 Officers and 231 Enlisted

Displacement: 2624 tons

Length: 414 feet 6 inches

Beam: 44 feet 1 inches

Flank Speed: 27 knots

Range: 4 000 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Sold to Trusha Investments Pte. Ltd c/o Jacques Pierot Jr. & Sons Inc. of New York City for 625824 Scrapped in Hong