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U.S.S. BROOKE

(FFG-1)

First and the Finest

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USS BROOKE (FFG-1) - a Brooke class frigate

In Commission 1966 to 1988

FFG-1 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1962 Keel Date: 19 DEC 1962
at Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. Seattle WA
JUL 1963 Launch Date: 19 JUL 1963
MAR 1966 Commissioned: 12 MAR 1966
DEC 1967 - JUL 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 15 MAY 1968 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1971 - NOV 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1972 - MAY 1973 West Pac
JAN 1974 - NOV 1974 Dry Dock
APR 1977 - NOV 1977 West Pac
JUL 1977 - Shellback Initiation - 6 JUL 1977 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1979 - SEP 1979 West Pac
JUN 1981 - FEB 1982 West Pac
AUG 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 10 AUG 1985 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1988 Decommissioned: 16 SEP 1988

FFG-1 General Specifications

Class: Brooke class frigate

Named for: John Mercer Brooke

Complement: 14 Officers and 214 Enlisted

Displacement: 5400 tons

Length: 390 feet

Beam: 44 feet

Flank Speed: 27 Knots

Range: 4 000 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration 28 March 1994



USS BROOKE (FFG-1)



USS BROOKE was laid down on 19 December 1962 by Lockheed Ship Building. Brooke was launched on 19 July 1963 and commissioned on 12 March 1966, Cmdr Robert L. Walters, USN, in command.

[Note: The above USS BROOKE (FFG-1) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS BROOKE (FFG-1), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]