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U.S.S. BARBEY

(FF-1088)

FULL SPEED AHEAD

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USS BARBEY (FF-1088) - a Knox-class frigate

In Commission 1972 to 1992

FF-1088 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1971-Keel Date: 5 FEB 1971
at Avondale Shipyard Inc. Westwego LA
DEC1971-Launch Date: 4 DEC 1971
NOV1972-Commissioned: 11 NOV 1972
JUN1976-Shellback Initiation - 16 JUN 1976 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1976-MAR1977West Pac
OCT1976-Shellback Initiation - 2 OCT 1976 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1976- Shellback Initiation - 2 OCT 1976 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1979-DEC1979Regular Overhaul
JAN1980-JUL1980West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB1980-APR1980Iranian Hostage Crisis
APR1980- Shellback Initiation - 19 APR 1980 - Indian Ocean
MAY1980-Shellback Initiation - 3 MAY 1980 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1980-FEB1981LOST HELO OVER SIDE
MAR1981-MAR1981Thrown out of Bahrain for big fight at the club
DEC1981-Shellback Initiation - 18 DEC 1981 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1982-JAN1982COLLIDED WITH USS ROARK
MAR1982-MAR1982NAMED THE BARBEY BARBARIANS BY CAPT LEE F. GUNN
MAR1983-OCT1983West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN1987-JUN1987Around the world cruise
JUN1987-Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1987 - Indian Ocean
JAN1988-JAN1992Desert Shield
SEP1988-MAR1989West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL1990-Shellback Initiation - 17 JUL 1990 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1990-DEC1990Desert Shield
MAR1992-Decommissioned: 20 MAR 1992

FF-1088 General Specifications

Class: Knox-class frigate

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3214 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Draft: 24 feet 9 in

Final Disposition: Sold to Taiwan 1999