USS REASONER (FF-1063)
was laid down 6 January 1969 by Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co.,
Seattle, Wash.; launched 1 August 1970; cosponsored by Mrs. James C. Curry and
Mrs. Robert Svinger. Reasoner was
commissioned 31 July 1971, Comdr. Francisco Velazquez-Suarez, USN, commanding.
homeported at San Diego, Calif. where she spent the remainder of 1971. On 22
January 1972, she moved to Long Beach, Calif., for an extended period of
modification and equipment additions. She departed from Long Beach 9 November
and returned to San Diego. After refresher training in the southern California
operations area and two months of normal operations around San Diego, Reasoner sailed for her first deployment
- in the western Pacific.
After six months employment in the Far East, she returned to San Diego in late September 1973.
23 September 2005
[Note: The above USS REASONER (FF-1063) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS REASONER (FF-1063), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]