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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
FEB 1971 - Keel Date: 5 FEB 1971
at Avondale Shipyard Inc. Westwego LA
DEC 1971 - Launch Date: 4 DEC 1971
NOV 1972 - Commissioned: 11 NOV 1972
JUN 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 16 JUN 1976 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1976 - MAR 1977 West Pac
OCT 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 2 OCT 1976 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 2 OCT 1976 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1979 - DEC 1979 Regular Overhaul
JAN 1980 - JUL 1980 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1980 - APR 1980 Iranian Hostage Crisis
APR 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 19 APR 1980 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 3 MAY 1980 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1980 - FEB 1981 LOST HELO OVER SIDE
MAR 1981 - MAR 1981 Thrown out of Bahrain for big fight at the club
DEC 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 18 DEC 1981 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1982 - JAN 1982 COLLIDED WITH USS ROARK
MAR 1982 - MAR 1982 NAMED THE BARBEY BARBARIANS BY CAPT LEE F. GUNN
MAR 1983 - OCT 1983 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN 1987 - JUN 1987 Around the world cruise
JUN 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1987 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1988 - MAR 1989 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 17 JUL 1990 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1990 - DEC 1990 Desert Shield
MAR 1992 - 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