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U.S.S. PATTERSON

(FF-1061)

FINEST FRIGATE IN THE FLEET

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USS PATTERSON (FF-1061) - a Knox-class frigate

In Commission 1970 to 1991

FF-1061 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT1967-Keel Date: 12 OCT 1967
at Avondale Shipyard Inc. Westwego LA
MAY1969-Launch Date: 3 MAY 1969
JAN1970-DEC1973North Atlantic
MAR1970-Commissioned: 14 MAR 1970
JAN1971-JAN1971Caribbean
JUN1971-AUG1971North Atlantic
FEB1974-AUG1974Mediterranean
JUL1975-Shellback Initiation - 26 JUL 1975 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV1975-JUN1976Mediterranean
NOV1975-JUN1976Mediterranean
JUL1977-JUL1978Regular Overhaul
MAR1978-JAN1981Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
NOV1978-APR1979Mediterranean
SEP1980-MAR1981Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1981-APR1982Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1981-MAR1982Mediterranean-West Africa
FEB1982-Shellback Initiation - 18 FEB 1982 - Indian Ocean
SEP1991-Decommissioned: 30 SEP 1991

FF-1061 General Specifications

Class: Knox-class frigate

Named for: Commodore Daniel Todd Patterson (1786-1839)

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3246 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Flank Speed: over 27 knots

Range: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Sold for scrapping late September 1999



USS PATTERSON (FF-1061)



The third Patterson was laid down 12 October 1967 by Avondale Shipyards, Inc., Westwego, La.; launched 3 May 1969; sponsored by Miss Laura Winslow; and commissioned 14 March 1970, Comdr. John W. Walden in command.

[Note: The above USS PATTERSON (FF-1061) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS PATTERSON (FF-1061), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]