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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
APR 1968 - Keel Date: 12 APR 1968
at Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle WA
OCT 1969 - Launch Date: 23 OCT 1969
APR 1971 - Commissioned: 10 APR 1971
JAN 1972 - JAN 1973 West Pac
JAN 1973 - JUL 1974 West Pac
JAN 1973 - JAN 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1973 - MAR 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1974 - JAN 1975 West Pac
MAY 1974 - APR 1975 Regular Overhaul
JAN 1975 - JAN 1976 West Pac
AUG 1975 - APR 1976 West Pac
MAY 1977 - NOV 1977 West Pac
APR 1978 - JUN 1979 Dry Dock
JAN 1980 - JAN 1984 West Pac
APR 1980 - NOV 1980 West Pac
JUL 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 5 JUL 1980 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 9 AUG 1980 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 23 JAN 1982 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1983 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 9 JUL 1983 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1983 - FEB 1984 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1984 - MAY 1985 Regular Overhaul
NOV 1986 - Shellback Initiation - 15 NOV 1986 - Indian Ocean
AUG 1987 - JAN 1988 West Pac-Indian Ocean
DEC 1988 - MAR 1989 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1990 - MAY 1991 Desert Storm
JAN 1990 - JAN 1991 Desert Storm
JAN 1991 - FEB 1991 Desert Storm
FEB 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 25 FEB 1991 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1992 - 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]