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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
DEC 1970 - Keel Date: 20 DEC 1970
at Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. Seattle WA
JUN 1971 - Launch Date: 23 JUN 1971
SEP 1972 - Commissioned: 23 SEP 1972
NOV 1973 - APR 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 15 DEC 1973 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1976 - OCT 1976 West Pac
FEB 1977 - Shellback Initiation - 19 FEB 1977 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1978 - SEP 1978 TYTHOON AUSTRAILA
JUN 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 12 JUN 1978 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 8 JUN 1978 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 6 JUL 1978 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1979 - MAY 1979 south pac 1979
JUN 1980 - DEC 1980 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN 1982 - JUN 1982 West Pac-Indian Ocean
SEP 1982 - MAY 1983 Regular Overhaul
MAY 1984 - DEC 1984 West Pac-Indian Ocean
MAY 1984 - DEC 1984 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV 1984 - Shellback Initiation - 9 NOV 1984 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1987 - DEC 1987 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 16 OCT 1987 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 13 JUN 1988 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 19 JUN 1989 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1990 - FEB 1991 Desert Shield
OCT 1991 - MAR 1992 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 13 FEB 1992 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1992 - 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]