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U.S.S. DOWNES

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USS DOWNES (FF-1070) - a Knox-class frigate

In Commission 1971 to 1992

FF-1070 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP1968-Keel Date: 5 SEP 1968
at Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle WA
DEC1969-Launch Date: 12 DEC 1969
AUG1971-Commissioned: 28 AUG 1971
NOV1977-DEC1979West Pac-Indian Ocean
APR1979-Shellback Initiation - 18 APR 1979 - Indian Ocean
APR1979-NOV1979West Pac
AUG1979-Shellback Initiation - 1 AUG 1979 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1979-Shellback Initiation - 8 NOV 1979 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1980-MAR1981West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1980-MAR1981West Pac
JAN1981-Shellback Initiation - 30 JAN 1981 - Indian Ocean
JUN1989-OCT1989West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN1991-JUL1991West Pac
MAY1991-Shellback Initiation - 10 MAY 1991 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1991- Shellback Initiation - 10 MAY 1991 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1992-Decommissioned: 14 FEB 1992

FF-1070 General Specifications

Class: Knox-class frigate

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3187 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Draft: 24 feet 9 in

Range: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition: 15 August 2003 Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise