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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
SEP 1966 - Keel Date: 1 SEP 1966
at Todd Pacific Shipyards
JUL 1967 - Launch Date: 15 JUL 1967
NOV 1969 - Commissioned: 28 NOV 1969
MAR 1970 - APR 1970 Shakedown Cruise
JAN 1971 - FEB 1971 RIMPAC
MAR 1971 - JUL 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 15 APR 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1972 - JAN 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1972 - FEB 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1972 - FEB 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1975 - JUL 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1975 - JUN 1975 All DEs were reclassified as FFs
JUN 1976 - DEC 1976 West Pac
MAR 1980 - OCT 1980 West Pac
JUL 1980 - JUL 1980 Collision off the coast of Kure Japan July 11 1980 about 0450am
OCT 1981 - MAY 1982 West Pac-Indian Ocean
DEC 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 18 DEC 1981 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1983 - DEC 1983 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 24 JUL 1983 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1987 - NOV 1987 West Pac
AUG 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 31 AUG 1987 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 7 JUL 1988 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1988 - JAN 1989 San Diego CA (32nd St.)
DEC 1991 - 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]