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U.S.S. RATHBURNE

(FF-1057)

THE PROUD DEFENDER

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USS RATHBURNE (FF-1057) - a Knox-class frigate

In Commission 1970 to 1992

FF-1057 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1968-Keel Date: 8 JAN 1968
at Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. Seattle WA
MAY1969-Launch Date: 2 MAY 1969
MAY1970-Commissioned: 16 MAY 1970
APR1971-OCT1971West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1971-Shellback Initiation - 29 SEP 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1972-FEB1973West Pac
JAN1973-DEC1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1974-Shellback Initiation - 22 JAN 1974 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1974- Shellback Initiation - 22 JAN 1974 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1974-Shellback Initiation - 14 FEB 1974 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1974-MAY1975West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN1975-Shellback Initiation - 15 JAN 1975 - Indian Ocean
MAR1975-APR1975West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1978-MAY1978Dry Dock
JAN1979-NOV1979West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1979-OCT1979West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1979-OCT1979West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL1979-Shellback Initiation - 19 JUL 1979 - Indian Ocean
JUL1979-FEB1980West Pac
JUN1980-NOV1980West Pac-Indian Ocean
MAR1982-APR1982RIMPAC
APR1982-JUL1982West Pac
OCT1982-MAR1984Dry Dock
JAN1986-MAY1986West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY1986-MAY1986Golden Shellback Intiation
JAN1988-JUN1988West Pac
SEP1989-MAR1990West Pac-Indian Ocean
DEC1989-Shellback Initiation - 31 DEC 1989 - Indian Ocean
MAY1991-MAY1991Panama Canal
DEC1991-Shellback Initiation - 31 DEC 1991 - Indian Ocean
FEB1992-Decommissioned: 14 FEB 1992

FF-1057 General Specifications

Class: Knox-class frigate

Named for: Variant spelling of the last name of John Rathbun (174

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3305 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Flank Speed: over 27 knots

Range: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Sunk as target 5 July 2002



USS RATHBURNE (FF-1057)



The second Rathburne (DE-1057) was laid down 8 January 1968 by Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co., Seattle, Wash.; launched 2 May 1969; sponsored by Mrs. Charles A. Bowsher; and commissioned 16 May 1970, Comdr. Richard B. Evans in command.

Rathburne arrived at her home port of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 20 July 1970 and spent the remainder of that year and the first quarter of the next engaged in weapons systems' testing and various exercises. On 14 April 1971, she departed Pearl Harbor for a six-month WestPac deployment, returning to Hawaii on 27 October for an extended upkeep period. After a short visit to the west coast in May and June 1972, Rathburne embarked upon her second tour of duty in WestPac 31 July 1972. She ended 1972 and began 1973 in the western Pacific, off the coast of Vietnam, and did not return to Pearl Harbor until 25 February 1973. She remained in the Pearl Harbor area throughout 1973 and is still operating there as of January 1974.

[Note: The above USS RATHBURNE (FF-1057) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS RATHBURNE (FF-1057), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]