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U.S.S. MOINESTER

(FF-1097)

MARE EST VITA MEA

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USS MOINESTER (FF-1097) - a Knox-class frigate

In Commission 1974 to 1994

FF-1097 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1972 - Keel Date: 25 AUG 1972
at Avondale Shipyard Inc. Westwego LA
MAY 1973 - Launch Date: 12 MAY 1973
NOV 1974 - Commissioned: 2 NOV 1974
JAN 1976 - JAN 1977 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1976 - OCT 1976 Mediterranean
MAR 1977 - SEP 1977 Mediterranean
OCT 1978 - MAR 1979 Mediterranean
MAY 1980 - JUL 1980 Sea Trials
AUG 1980 - JUN 1981 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
OCT 1981 - FEB 1982 Mediterranean
OCT 1981 - FEB 1982 MED & BLACK SEA Egypt Barrier after Sadat Assassination
APR 1983 - NOV 1983 Mediterranean
JUN 1984 - JUL 1984 Guantanamo Bay
MAR 1985 - NOV 1985 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAR 1985 - OCT 1985 Mediterranean
JUN 1986 - JUN 1986 Sea Trails North Atlantic - Engine room fire
AUG 1986 - NOV 1986 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
AUG 1986 - NOV 1986 North Atlantic
JAN 1987 - AUG 1987 Mediterranean
OCT 1988 - OCT 1988 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JAN 1989 - JUN 1989 Mediterranean
APR 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 2 APR 1991 - Atlantic Ocean
APR 1991 - JUN 1991 Panama Canal
APR 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 2 APR 1991 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT 1991 - NOV 1991 North Atlantic
NOV 1991 - DEC 1991 Rescued Haitian boat refugees
JUL 1994 - Decommissioned: 28 JUL 1994

FF-1097 General Specifications

Class: Knox-class frigate

Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted

Displacement: 3011 tons

Length: 438 feet

Beam: 46 feet 9 inches

Draft: 24 feet 9 in

Final Disposition: Transferred to Egypt 28 June 1994