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
JUL 1969 - Keel Date: 11 JUL 1969
at Avondale Shipyard Inc. Westwego LA
MAY 1970 - Launch Date: 2 MAY 1970
AUG 1970 - DEC 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1971 - Commissioned: 22 MAY 1971
MAY 1972 - JUN 1972 Dry Dock
AUG 1972 - DEC 1972 Mediterranean
MAY 1973 - JUL 1973 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
SEP 1975 - DEC 1975 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
OCT 1977 - Shellback Initiation - 2 OCT 1977 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1978 - SEP 1979 UNITAS
JUN 1978 - NOV 1978 Golden Shellback Intiation
APR 1979 - OCT 1979 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
AUG 1981 - DEC 1981 Guantanamo Bay
MAR 1982 - AUG 1982 Mediterranean
JUN 1982 - JUN 1983 Mediterranean-Lebanon
APR 1983 - OCT 1983 Med - Beirut Lebanon - Multinational Peacekeeping Force
FEB 1984 - APR 1984 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUN 1985 - NOV 1985 Mediterranean
JUN 1987 - NOV 1987 Mediterranean
JUN 1987 - NOV 1987 Desert Shield
JAN 1989 - JAN 1990 Mediterranean
JUN 1994 - 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