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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
JAN 1968 Keel Date: 8 JAN 1968
at Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. Seattle WA
MAY 1969 Launch Date: 2 MAY 1969
MAY 1970 Commissioned: 16 MAY 1970
APR 1971 - OCT 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 29 SEP 1971 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 29 SEP 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1972 - FEB 1973 West Pac
JAN 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 22 JAN 1974 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 14 FEB 1974 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1975 Shellback Initiation - 15 JAN 1975 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1978 - MAY 1978 Dry Dock
JAN 1979 - OCT 1979 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1979 - NOV 1979 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1979 - OCT 1979 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL 1979 - FEB 1980 West Pac
JUL 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 19 JUL 1979 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1980 - NOV 1980 West Pac-Indian Ocean
MAR 1982 - APR 1982 RIMPAC
APR 1982 - OCT 1982 West Pac
APR 1982 - JUL 1982 West Pac
OCT 1982 - MAR 1984 Dry Dock
JAN 1986 - MAY 1986 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 1986 - MAY 1986 Golden Shellback Intiation
JAN 1988 - JUN 1988 West Pac
SEP 1989 - MAR 1990 West Pac-Indian Ocean
DEC 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 31 DEC 1989 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1991 - MAY 1991 Panama Canal
DEC 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 31 DEC 1991 - Indian Ocean
FEB 1992 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]