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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
SEP 1968 - Keel Date: 5 SEP 1968
at Todd Pacific Shipyards Seattle WA
DEC 1969 - Launch Date: 12 DEC 1969
AUG 1971 - Commissioned: 28 AUG 1971
NOV 1977 - DEC 1979 West Pac-Indian Ocean
APR 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 18 APR 1979 - Indian Ocean
APR 1979 - NOV 1979 West Pac
AUG 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 1 AUG 1979 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 8 NOV 1979 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1980 - MAR 1981 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 1980 - MAR 1981 West Pac
JAN 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 30 JAN 1981 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1989 - OCT 1989 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN 1991 - JUL 1991 West Pac
MAY 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 10 MAY 1991 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 10 MAY 1991 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1992 - 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