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U.S.S. STEIN

(FF-1065)

INDOMITABLE

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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
JUN1970-Keel Date: 1 JUN 1970
at Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. Seattle WA
DEC1970-Launch Date: 19 DEC 1970
JUN1971-Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1972-Commissioned: 8 JAN 1972
APR1972-APR1974Vietnam
APR1972-APR1974Viet Nam
APR1972-Shellback Initiation - 10 APR 1972 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1973-MAY1974Vietnam
APR1974-AUG1974West Pac
SEP1974-APR1975West Pac
DEC1975-JAN1976Dry Dock
MAR1978-Shellback Initiation - 3 MAR 1978 - Indian Ocean
AUG1979-JAN1980West Pac
AUG1979-JAN1980West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1979-Shellback Initiation - 20 SEP 1979 - Indian Ocean
SEP1979-Shellback Initiation - 20 SEP 1979 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1982-JAN1983West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1983-SEP1983West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN1984-AUG1984West Pac-Indian Ocean
APR1984-SEP1984West Pac
AUG1984-Shellback Initiation - 15 AUG 1984 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1987-JUL1987Circumnavigation
AUG1988-JAN1989Dry Dock
JAN1989-JAN1989Sea Trials
SEP1989-NOV1989RIMPAC
NOV1989-MAR1990West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN1991-JAN1992Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR1992-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



USS STEIN (FF-1065)



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]