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U.S.S. REASONER

(FF-1063)

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USS REASONER (FF-1063) - a Knox-class frigate

In Commission 1971 to 1993

FF-1063 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1969 Keel Date: 6 JAN 1969
at Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. Seattle WA
AUG 1970 Launch Date: 1 AUG 1970
JUL 1971 Commissioned: 31 JUL 1971
JAN 1973 - SEP 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 16 AUG 1973 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 16 AUG 1973 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 16 AUG 1973 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1974 - MAY 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 23 OCT 1974 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1978 - OCT 1978 West Pac
APR 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 27 APR 1978 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1978 - JUN 1978 West Pac
DEC 1979 - AUG 1980 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN 1980 - JUN 1980 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1982 - APR 1983 West Pac-Indian Ocean
NOV 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 12 NOV 1982 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 30 SEP 1983 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1986 - AUG 1986 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN 1988 - JAN 1989 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1988 - JUN 1988 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL 1990 - DEC 1990 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 1990 - SEP 1990 Desert Shield
AUG 1993 Decommissioned: 28 AUG 1993

FF-1063 General Specifications

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3011 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Draft: 24 feet 9 in

Flank Speed: over 27 knots



USS REASONER (FF-1063)



Reasoner (DE-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.

Reasoner was 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]