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U.S.S. BOWEN

(FF-1079)

THE GOIN BOWEN

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USS BOWEN (FF-1079) - a Knox-class frigate

In Commission 1971 to 1994

FF-1079 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL1969-Keel Date: 11 JUL 1969
at Avondale Shipyard Inc. Westwego LA
MAY1970-Launch Date: 2 MAY 1970
AUG1970-DEC1973West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1971-Commissioned: 22 MAY 1971
MAY1972-JUN1972Dry Dock
AUG1972-DEC1972Mediterranean
MAY1973-JUL1973Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
SEP1975-DEC1975Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
OCT1977-Shellback Initiation - 2 OCT 1977 - Indian Ocean
MAY1978-SEP1979UNITAS
JUN1978-NOV1978Golden Shellback Intiation
APR1979-OCT1979North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
AUG1981-DEC1981Guantanamo Bay
MAR1982-AUG1982Mediterranean
JUN1982-JUN1983Mediterranean-Lebanon
APR1983-OCT1983Med - Beirut Lebanon - Multinational Peacekeeping Force
MAY1983-JUN1983Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB1984-APR1984Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUN1985-NOV1985Mediterranean
JUN1987-NOV1987Mediterranean
JUN1987-NOV1987Desert Shield
JAN1989-JAN1990Mediterranean
JUN1994-Decommissioned: 30 JUN 1994

FF-1079 General Specifications

Class: Knox-class frigate

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3220 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Draft: 24 feet 9 in

Final Disposition: Transferred to Turkey 22 February 2002