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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
FEB 1964 - Keel Date: 19 FEB 1964
at Defoe Shipbuilding Company Bay City MI
JUN 1965 - Launch Date: 8 JUN 1965
OCT 1968 - Commissioned: 19 OCT 1968
JUN 1972 - DEC 1972 Mediterranean
NOV 1973 - MAY 1974 Indian Ocean - Persian Gulf
JAN 1974 - OCT 1974 NATO Standing Forces
APR 1974 - AUG 1974 Dry Dock - Yards Charleston SC
JAN 1976 - FEB 1976 Guantanamo Bay
APR 1976 - OCT 1976 Mediterranean
APR 1976 - OCT 1976 Mediterranean-Lebanon
JAN 1977 - MAR 1977 Guantanamo Bay
JUL 1977 - DEC 1977 Mediterranean
APR 1978 - MAY 1979 Dry Dock
SEP 1979 - MAY 1980 Dry Dock
NOV 1979 - JUN 1980 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1980 - APR 1981 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 14 FEB 1981 - Indian Ocean
FEB 1982 - JUL 1982 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 1982 - OCT 1982 Dry Dock
AUG 1984 - APR 1985 Mediterranean
JAN 1986 - FEB 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger
MAR 1986 - NOV 1986 Mediterranean-Lebanon
JUL 1987 - DEC 1987 Central America-Pacific TS deployment
JAN 1988 - JUN 1988 Regular Overhaul- Bath Iron Works Portland ME
MAY 1989 - 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