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U.S.S. JOSEPH HEWES

(FF-1078)

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USS JOSEPH HEWES (FF-1078) - a Knox-class frigate

In Commission 1971 to 1994

FF-1078 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1969 - Keel Date: 14 MAY 1969
at Avondale Shipyard Inc. Westwego LA
MAR 1970 - Launch Date: 7 MAR 1970
APR 1971 - Commissioned: 24 APR 1971
JUN 1972 - DEC 1972 Circumnavigation
JUN 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1972 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1972 - DEC 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1972 - DEC 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 25 NOV 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 25 NOV 1972 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1975 - JUL 1975 Middle East
JUL 1975 - Shellback Initiation - 7 JUL 1975 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1977 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JUN 1977 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1977 - AUG 1977 Guantanamo Bay
NOV 1977 - DEC 1977 North Atlantic
MAR 1979 - SEP 1979 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1980 - OCT 1980 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1982 - JUN 1983 Guantanamo Bay
APR 1983 - NOV 1983 Mediterranean
JUL 1985 - DEC 1985 UNITAS
JUN 1987 - NOV 1987 Mediterranean
MAY 1989 - OCT 1989 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
JUL 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 4 JUL 1989 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 4 JUL 1989 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1994 - Decommissioned: 30 JUN 1994

FF-1078 General Specifications

Class: Knox-class frigate

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3211 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Draft: 24 feet 9 in

Final Disposition: Transferred to Taiwan as Lan Yang (FF-935)