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USS STEIN (FF-1065) - a Knox-class frigate

In Commission 1972 to 1992

FF-1065 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1970 - Keel Date: 1 JUN 1970
at Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. Seattle WA
DEC 1970 - Launch Date: 19 DEC 1970
JUN 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1972 - Commissioned: 8 JAN 1972
APR 1972 - APR 1974 Vietnam
APR 1972 - APR 1974 Viet Nam
APR 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 10 APR 1972 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1974 - AUG 1974 West Pac
SEP 1974 - APR 1975 West Pac
MAR 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 3 MAR 1978 - Indian Ocean
AUG 1979 - JAN 1980 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 1979 - JAN 1980 West Pac
SEP 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 20 SEP 1979 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 20 SEP 1979 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1982 - JAN 1983 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1983 - SEP 1983 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN 1984 - AUG 1984 West Pac-Indian Ocean
APR 1984 - SEP 1984 West Pac
AUG 1984 - Shellback Initiation - 15 AUG 1984 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1987 - JUL 1987 Circumnavigation
AUG 1988 - JAN 1989 Dry Dock
JAN 1989 - JAN 1989 Sea Trials
SEP 1989 - NOV 1989 RIMPAC
NOV 1989 - MAR 1990 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN 1991 - JAN 1992 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR 1992 - Decommissioned: 19 MAR 1992

FF-1065 General Specifications

Class: Knox-class frigate

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3226 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Draft: 24 feet 9 in

Range: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition: Sold to Mexico


Stein (DE-1065) was laid down on 1 June 1970 by the Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Co. at Seattle, Wash.; launched on 19 December 1970; sponsored by Mrs. Rose S. Parks; and commissioned on 8 January 1972, Comdr. Nepier V. Smith in command.

The ocean escort spent another eight weeks at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and completed fitting-out. She conducted trials, then got underway in early March and arrived at her home port, San Diego, on the 17th. Two weeks later, she headed south along the coast of Mexico and South America on her shakedown cruise. Stein returned to San Diego in May and, late the following month, commenced post-shakedown repairs and modifications at Long Beach Naval Shipyard. On 8 December, she completed yard work and began intensive preparations for her first deployment to the western Pacific.

She departed San Diego Bay in mid-April 1973 and stopped at Midway and Guam, before entering Subic Bay in the Philippines on May 19th. She operated with the 7th Fleet until the end of August, when she cleared the area for a visit to Australia and New Zealand before returing to the west coast. Stein called at Manus Island; Townville, Australia; and Auckland, New Zealand, in September and returned to Australia, at Sydney, in October. On her way back to the United States, the escort ship stopped off at Suva, Pago Pago, and Pearl Harbor before reaching San Diego on 1 November.

She remained in port there until June 1974, when she got underway for a series of special operations. Stein then operated out of San Diego until mid-August. After a short period in port, she departed again on another special operation. This one, however, ended at Cubi Point on Subic Bay in the Philippines and began her second tour of duty with the 7th Fleet. She worked out of Subic Bay until late October when she sailed on a voyage that carried her to Singapore, and thence into the Indian Ocean. In November, she visited Karachi and returned to Singapore, where she was in December 1974.

[Note: The above USS STEIN (FF-1065) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS STEIN (FF-1065), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]