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U.S.S. ROBERT E. PEARY

(FF-1073)

I SHALL FIND A WAY OR MAKE ONE

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USS ROBERT E. PEARY (FF-1073) - a Knox-class frigate

In Commission 1972 to 1992

FF-1073 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC1970-Keel Date: 20 DEC 1970
at Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. Seattle WA
JUN1971-Launch Date: 23 JUN 1971
SEP1972-Commissioned: 23 SEP 1972
NOV1973-APR1974West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC1973- Shellback Initiation - 15 DEC 1973 - Indian Ocean
DEC1973-Shellback Initiation - 15 DEC 1973 - Indian Ocean
JUN1976-OCT1976West Pac
FEB1977-Shellback Initiation - 19 FEB 1977 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1978-SEP1978TYTHOON AUSTRAILA
JUN1978-Shellback Initiation - 8 JUN 1978 - Indian Ocean
JUN1978-Shellback Initiation - 12 JUN 1978 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1978-Shellback Initiation - 6 JUL 1978 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1979-MAY1979south pac 1979
JUN1980-DEC1980West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN1982-JUN1982West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUN1982- Shellback Initiation - 12 JUN 1982 - Indian Ocean
SEP1982-MAY1983Regular Overhaul
MAY1984-DEC1984West Pac-Indian Ocean
MAY1984-DEC1984West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1984-Shellback Initiation - 9 NOV 1984 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1987-DEC1987West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1987-Shellback Initiation - 16 OCT 1987 - Indian Ocean
JUN1988-Shellback Initiation - 13 JUN 1988 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1989-Shellback Initiation - 19 JUN 1989 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1990-FEB1991Desert Shield
OCT1991-MAR1992West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB1992-Shellback Initiation - 13 FEB 1992 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1992-Decommissioned: 7 AUG 1992

FF-1073 General Specifications

Class: Knox-class frigate

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3213 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Draft: 24 feet 9 in

Range: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition: Transferred to Taiwan as Chi Yang (FF-932)



USS ROBERT E. PEARY (FF-1073)



The second Robert E. Peary was laid down 20 December 1970 by the Lockheed Ship Building and Drydock Company at Seattle, Washington; launched 26 June 1971; sponsored by Miss Josephine Peary; and commissioned 23 September 1972, Comdr. Charles Beasley, USN, in command.

Following two months of miscellaneous tests and trials along the northern Pacific coast of the United States, she steamed into her home port at Long Beach, Calif., 8 November. Robert E. Peary remained in the Long Beach area for one year exactly, departing for WestPac 9 November 1973 and arriving in Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, ten days later. Robert E. Peary was decommissioned on 7 August 1992, struck from the navy list on 11 November 1995 and transferred to the Republic of China. As of 2005, the destroyer escort serves in the Taiwanese navy as Chi Yang (932). 19 October 2005

[Note: The above USS ROBERT E. PEARY (FF-1073) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS ROBERT E. PEARY (FF-1073), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]