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U.S.S. MARVIN SHIELDS

(FF-1066)

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USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF-1066) - a Knox-class frigate

In Commission 1971 to 1992

FF-1066 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1968-Keel Date: 12 APR 1968
at Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle WA
OCT1969-Launch Date: 23 OCT 1969
APR1971-Commissioned: 10 APR 1971
JAN1972-JAN1973West Pac
JAN1973-JAN1975West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1973-JAN1975West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1973-JUL1974West Pac
JAN1973-JAN1975West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1973-JAN1974West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1973-JAN1974West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1973-DEC1975West Pac
JUL1973-MAR1974West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1974-JAN1975West Pac
MAY1974-APR1975Regular Overhaul
JAN1975-JAN1976West Pac
AUG1975-APR1976West Pac
MAY1977-NOV1977West Pac
APR1978-JUN1979Dry Dock
JAN1980-JAN1984West Pac
APR1980-NOV1980West Pac
JUL1980-Shellback Initiation - 5 JUL 1980 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1980-Shellback Initiation - 9 AUG 1980 - Indian Ocean
JAN1982-Shellback Initiation - 23 JAN 1982 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1983-Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1983 - Indian Ocean
JUL1983-FEB1984West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL1983- Shellback Initiation - 9 JUL 1983 - Indian Ocean
SEP1984-MAY1985Regular Overhaul
NOV1986-Shellback Initiation - 15 NOV 1986 - Indian Ocean
AUG1987-JAN1988West Pac-Indian Ocean
DEC1988-MAR1989West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1990-MAY1991Desert Storm
JAN1990-JAN1991Desert Storm
JAN1991-FEB1991Desert Storm
FEB1991-Shellback Initiation - 25 FEB 1991 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1992-Decommissioned: 2 JUL 1992

FF-1066 General Specifications

Class: Knox-class frigate

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3229 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Draft: 24 feet 9 in

Range: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition: Sold to Mexico renamed ARM Abasolo



USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF-1066)



Marvin Shields (DD‑1066) was laid down 12 April 1968 by Todd Shipyard Corp., Seattle, Wash.; launching is scheduled for late 1969; she is to be cosponsored by Mrs. Victoria Cassalery and Mrs. Richard A. Bennett; and is scheduled to commission in 1970.

[Note: The above USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF-1066) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF-1066), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]