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U.S.S. WILLIAM S. SIMS

(FF-1059)

1059 - MIGHTY FINE

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USS WILLIAM S. SIMS (FF-1059) - a Knox-class frigate

In Commission 1970 to 1991

FF-1059 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1967 - Keel Date: 10 APR 1967
at Avondale Shipyard Inc. Westwego LA
JAN 1969 - Launch Date: 4 JAN 1969
JAN 1970 - Commissioned: 3 JAN 1970
FEB 1971 - SEP 1971 Mediterranean
SEP 1973 - FEB 1974 Mediterranean-West Africa
JUN 1975 - APR 1976 Dry Dock
MAY 1976 - JUL 1976 Guantanamo Bay
SEP 1976 - NOV 1976 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
SEP 1976 - NOV 1976 North Atlantic
APR 1977 - OCT 1977 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JUN 1978 - FEB 1979 Mediterranean
APR 1979 - MAR 1980 Dry Dock
APR 1982 - SEP 1982 Mediterranean
APR 1982 - SEP 1982 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR 1983 - JAN 1984 Mediterranean-Lebanon
OCT 1983 - APR 1984 Mediterranean-Lebanon
JUL 1988 - DEC 1988 UNITAS
SEP 1991 - Decommissioned: 6 SEP 1991

FF-1059 General Specifications

Class: Knox-class frigate

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3215 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Draft: 24 feet 9 in

Range: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition: Transferred to Turkey for spare parts 21 December 1999