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U.S.S. BAGLEY

(FF-1069)

AN ESCORT FOR PEACE

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The USS BAGLEY (FF-1069), a Knox class frigate, was commissioned on 6 MAY 1972. USS BAGLEY was built by the Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company in Seattle, Washington. After commissioning at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and shake down, she steamed for her home port of San Diego, CA. USS BAGLEY's first "West Pac" had her first in Vietnamese waters, then sailing into the Indian Ocean due to Yom Kippur War between Israel and Egypt. This first deployment set the tone of Bagley's service career; numerous "West Pacs" often extending into the Indain Ocean and Persian Gulf. USS BAGLEY served her country for 19 years, 4 months and 20 days, until decommissioned on 26 SEP 1991. The hulk of the USS BAGLEY was scrapped in 2000.

The USS BAGLEY (FF-1069) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

FF-1069 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1970 - Keel Date: 22 SEP 1970
at Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. Seattle WA
APR 1971 - Launch Date: 24 APR 1971
MAY 1972 - Commissioned: 6 MAY 1972
NOV 1973 - MAR 1974 West Pac-Indian Ocean
AUG 1975 - APR 1976 West Pac
JAN 1977 - OCT 1977 West Pac
JUN 1977 - Shellback Initiation - 13 JUN 1977 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1978 - FEB 1979 Dry Dock
JAN 1979 - JAN 1982 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1980 - OCT 1980 West Pac
FEB 1980 - AUG 1981 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 1981 - MAY 1982 West Pac-Indian Ocean
DEC 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 18 DEC 1981 - Indian Ocean
DEC 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 18 DEC 1981 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1983 - DEC 1983 West Pac
APR 1986 - Shellback Initiation - 11 APR 1986 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1987 - Indian Ocean
APR 1988 - APR 1988 Operation Praying Mantis
JAN 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1990 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1991 - Decommissioned: 26 SEP 1991

FF-1069 General Specifications

Class: Knox-class frigate

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3209 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Draft: 24 feet 9 in

Range: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition: Disposed of by Recycling 19 September 2000