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U.S.S. BADGER

(FF-1071)

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The USS BADGER (FF-1071), a Knox class frigate, was commissioned on 1 DEC 1970 as DE-1071. After sixteen months of post-commissioning work ups and upgrades USS BADGER departed for her first "West Pac" and Vietnam in March 1972. BADGER continued a series of Western Pacific deployments, some extending in to the Indian Ocean, throughout her service career. USS BADGER served her country for 21 years and 19 days, until decommissioned on 20 DEC 1991. She was sunk as a target during multi-fleet exercise RIMPAC 98 on 22 JUL 1998 north of the Hawaiian Islands. The USS BADGER (FF-1071) deployment history and significant events of her service career can be accessed at:

FF-1071 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1968-Keel Date: 17 FEB 1968
at Todd Pacific Shipyards San Pedro CA
DEC1968-Launch Date: 7 DEC 1968
DEC1970-Commissioned: 1 DEC 1970
MAR1972-OCT1972West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1972-OCT1972West Pac
OCT1973-MAY1974West Pac-Indian Ocean
NOV1973-Shellback Initiation - 16 NOV 1973 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1974-FEB1974Shellback Initation - Pacific Ocean South of Guam
APR1975-NOV1975West Pac-Indian Ocean
OCT1977-APR1978West Pac
MAR1979-SEP1979deployment
JUL1979-Shellback Initiation - 19 JUL 1979 - Indian Ocean
JAN1980-JAN1983West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC1980- Shellback Initiation - 1 DEC 1980 - Indian Ocean
SEP1984- Shellback Initiation - 15 SEP 1984 - Indian Ocean
AUG1985-JAN1986West Pac
OCT1985-Shellback Initiation - 6 OCT 1985 - Indian Ocean
APR1986-Shellback Initiation - 13 APR 1986 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1988-DEC1988West Pac
AUG1988-Shellback Initiation - 8 AUG 1988 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1991-Decommissioned: 20 DEC 1991

FF-1071 General Specifications

Class: Knox-class frigate

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3249 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Draft: 24 feet 9 in

Range: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition: Sunk as a target 22 July 1998