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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
JAN1969-Keel Date: 6 JAN 1969
at Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. Seattle WA
AUG1970-Launch Date: 1 AUG 1970
JUL1971-Commissioned: 31 JUL 1971
JAN1973-SEP1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1973-SEP1973West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1973- Shellback Initiation - 16 AUG 1973 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1973- Shellback Initiation - 16 AUG 1973 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1973- Shellback Initiation - 16 AUG 1973 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1973-Shellback Initiation - 16 AUG 1973 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1974-JUN1975West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1974-MAY1975West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1974-Shellback Initiation - 24 OCT 1974 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1974-Shellback Initiation - 23 OCT 1974 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1976-DEC1977Dry Dock
JAN1978-JUL1978West Pac
JAN1978-OCT1978West Pac
MAR1978-OCT1978West Pac
APR1978-Shellback Initiation - 27 APR 1978 - Pacific Ocean
APR1978-JUN1978West Pac
DEC1979-AUG1980West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN1980-JUN1980West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1982-APR1983West Pac-Indian Ocean
NOV1982-Shellback Initiation - 12 NOV 1982 - Indian Ocean
NOV1982- Shellback Initiation - 12 NOV 1982 - Indian Ocean
SEP1983- Shellback Initiation - 3 SEP 1983 - Indian Ocean
SEP1983-Shellback Initiation - 30 SEP 1983 - Indian Ocean
JAN1986-AUG1986West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN1988-JAN1989West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1988-JAN1989West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1988-JUN1988West Pac-Indian Ocean
NOV1988-DEC1988Alaska
JUL1990-DEC1990West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG1990- Shellback Initiation - 2 AUG 1990 - Indian Ocean
AUG1990-SEP1990Desert Shield
AUG1993-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]