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U.S.S. HEPBURN

(FF-1055)

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USS HEPBURN (FF-1055) - a Knox-class frigate

In Commission 1969 to 1991

FF-1055 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1966 - Keel Date: 1 JUN 1966
at Todd Pacific Shipyards San Pedro CA
MAR 1967 - Launch Date: 25 MAR 1967
JUL 1969 - Commissioned: 3 JUL 1969
DEC 1970 - JUN 1971 West Pac
DEC 1970 - JUN 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1972 - DEC 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1972 - DEC 1972 West Pac
JAN 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 4 JAN 1974 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1975 - MAY 1976 West Pac
NOV 1975 - JUN 1976 West Pac-Indian Ocean
FEB 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 14 FEB 1976 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1978 - AUG 1978 Dry Dock
MAY 1979 - FEB 1980 West Pac
OCT 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 12 OCT 1979 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 24 JUN 1981 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1982 - MAY 1983 West Pac-Indian Ocean
FEB 1985 - AUG 1985 West Pac
JUL 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 24 JUL 1985 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1986 - MAY 1987 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 11 APR 1987 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1988 - JAN 1989 West Pac
OCT 1988 - MAR 1989 West Pac
NOV 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 12 NOV 1988 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1991 - Decommissioned: 20 DEC 1991

FF-1055 General Specifications

Class: Knox-class frigate

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3238 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Draft: 24 feet 9 in

Range: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition: Sunk as target 4 June 2002



USS HEPBURN (FF-1055)



USS HEPBURN was laid down 1 June 1966, by Todd Pacific Shipyards, Los Angeles Division, San Pedro, California; and launched 25 March 1967; sponsored by Mrs. Arthur J. Hepburn and Mrs. Joseph R. Barse. She was delivered 27 June 1969 and commissioned 3 July 1969.

[Note: The above USS HEPBURN (FF-1055) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS HEPBURN (FF-1055), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]