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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
FEB 1968 - Keel Date: 17 FEB 1968
at Todd Pacific Shipyards San Pedro CA
DEC 1968 - Launch Date: 7 DEC 1968
DEC 1970 - Commissioned: 1 DEC 1970
MAR 1972 - OCT 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1972 - OCT 1972 West Pac
OCT 1973 - MAY 1974 West Pac-Indian Ocean
NOV 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 16 NOV 1973 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1974 - FEB 1974 Shellback Initation - Pacific Ocean South of Guam
APR 1975 - NOV 1975 West Pac-Indian Ocean
OCT 1977 - APR 1978 West Pac
MAR 1979 - SEP 1979 deployment
JUL 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 19 JUL 1979 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1980 - JAN 1983 West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 1 DEC 1980 - Indian Ocean
AUG 1985 - JAN 1986 West Pac
OCT 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 6 OCT 1985 - Indian Ocean
APR 1986 - Shellback Initiation - 13 APR 1986 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1988 - DEC 1988 West Pac
AUG 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 8 AUG 1988 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1991 - 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