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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
OCT 1967 - Keel Date: 12 OCT 1967
at Avondale Shipyard Inc. Westwego LA
MAY 1969 - Launch Date: 3 MAY 1969
JAN 1970 - DEC 1973 North Atlantic
MAR 1970 - Commissioned: 14 MAR 1970
JAN 1971 - JAN 1971 Caribbean
JUN 1971 - AUG 1971 North Atlantic
FEB 1974 - AUG 1974 Mediterranean
JUL 1975 - Shellback Initiation - 26 JUL 1975 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV 1975 - JUN 1976 Mediterranean
NOV 1975 - JUN 1976 Mediterranean
JUL 1977 - JUL 1978 Regular Overhaul
MAR 1978 - JAN 1981 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
NOV 1978 - APR 1979 Mediterranean
SEP 1980 - MAR 1981 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV 1981 - APR 1982 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV 1981 - MAR 1982 Mediterranean-West Africa
FEB 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 18 FEB 1982 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1991 - 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]