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U.S.S. MEYERKORD

(FF-1058)

BATTLE FRIGATE

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USS MEYERKORD (FF-1058) - a Knox-class frigate

In Commission 1969 to 1991

FF-1058 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP1966-Keel Date: 1 SEP 1966
at Todd Pacific Shipyards
JUL1967-Launch Date: 15 JUL 1967
NOV1969-Commissioned: 28 NOV 1969
MAR1970-APR1970Shakedown Cruise
JAN1971-FEB1971RIMPAC
MAR1971-JUL1971West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1971-Shellback Initiation - 15 APR 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1972-JAN1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1972-FEB1973West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1972-FEB1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1975-JUL1975West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1975-JUN1975All DEs were reclassified as FFs
JUN1976-DEC1976West Pac
MAR1980-OCT1980West Pac
JUL1980-JUL1980Collision off the coast of Kure Japan July 11 1980 about 0450am
OCT1981-MAY1982West Pac-Indian Ocean
DEC1981-Shellback Initiation - 18 DEC 1981 - Indian Ocean
JUN1983-DEC1983West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL1983-Shellback Initiation - 24 JUL 1983 - Indian Ocean
MAY1987-NOV1987West Pac
AUG1987-Shellback Initiation - 31 AUG 1987 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1988-Shellback Initiation - 7 JUL 1988 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1988-JAN1989San Diego CA (32nd St.)
DEC1991-Decommissioned: 14 DEC 1991

FF-1058 General Specifications

Class: Knox-class frigate

Named for: Harold Dale Meyerkord (1937-1965)

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3160 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Flank Speed: over 27 knots

Range: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Scrapped beginning on 15 December 2001



USS MEYERKORD (FF-1058)



Meyerkord was constructed by Todd Pacific Shipyards, Los Angeles Division, at San Pedro, California. She was laid down 1 September 1966 and launched on 15 July 1967, sponsored by Mrs. Harold Dale Meyerkord and Mrs. Harold E. Meyerkord, widow and mother of Lieutenant Meyerkord. Meyerkord was commissioned on 28 November 1969.

[Note: The above USS MEYERKORD (FF-1058) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS MEYERKORD (FF-1058), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]