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U.S.S. W. 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
APR1967-Keel Date: 10 APR 1967
at Avondale Shipyard Inc. Westwego LA
JAN1969-Launch Date: 4 JAN 1969
JAN1970-Commissioned: 3 JAN 1970
FEB1971-SEP1971Mediterranean
SEP1973-FEB1974Mediterranean-West Africa
JUN1975-APR1976Dry Dock
MAY1976-JUL1976Guantanamo Bay
SEP1976-NOV1976Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
SEP1976-NOV1976North Atlantic
APR1977-OCT1977North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JUN1978-FEB1979Mediterranean
APR1979-MAR1980Dry Dock
APR1982-SEP1982Mediterranean
APR1982-SEP1982Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR1983-JAN1984Mediterranean-Lebanon
OCT1983-APR1984Mediterranean-Lebanon
JUL1988-DEC1988UNITAS
SEP1991-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