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U.S.S. LANG

(FF-1060)

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USS LANG (FF-1060) - a Knox-class frigate

In Commission 1970 to 1991

FF-1060 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR1967-Keel Date: 25 MAR 1967
at Todd Pacific Shipyards San Pedro CA
FEB1968-Launch Date: 17 FEB 1968
MAR1970-Commissioned: 28 MAR 1970
JAN1971-JUN1974West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1971-Shellback Initiation - 28 FEB 1971 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1972-AUG1976Operation Frequent Wind
AUG1972-FEB1973West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1975-Shellback Initiation - 10 MAY 1975 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1976-NOV1976West Pac
MAY1979-JAN1980West Pac
JUL1979-Shellback Initiation - 10 JUL 1979 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1979-Shellback Initiation - 10 JUL 1979 - Indian Ocean
NOV1979-NOV1979Operation Kangaroo III
NOV1980-MAY1981West Pac-Indian Ocean
APR1981-Shellback Initiation - 22 APR 1981 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1991-Decommissioned: 12 DEC 1991

FF-1060 General Specifications

Class: Knox-class frigate

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3250 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Draft: 24 feet 9 in

Range: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition: Sold for scrapping 15 December 2001



USS LANG (FF-1060)



The second Lang (DE-1060) was laid down by Todd Shipyards Corp., San Pedro, Calif., 25 March 1967; launched 17 February 1968; sponsored by Mrs. Ephraim P. Holmes, wife of Admiral Holmes, Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet, and Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic Fleet; and is scheduled for completion in late 1969.

Once commissioned, Lang will join the Pacific Fleet in exercises and training along the west coast and in the waters of troubled Southeast Asia. With many traits of the swift and deadly destroyer, the escort ship is valuable not only in antisubmarine and amphibious warfare maneuvers but also in search, patrol, rescue, evacuation, blockade, and surveillance operations.

[Note: The above USS LANG (FF-1060) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS LANG (FF-1060), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]