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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
DEC1962-Keel Date: 19 DEC 1962
at Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. Seattle WA
JUL1963-Launch Date: 19 JUL 1963
MAR1966-Commissioned: 12 MAR 1966
DEC1967-JUL1968West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1968-Shellback Initiation - 15 MAY 1968 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1970-JUL1970West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1970-FEB1971Dry Dock
JUN1971-NOV1971West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1972-SEP1972Dependents Cruise
NOV1972-MAY1973West Pac
JAN1974-NOV1974Dry Dock
MAY1974- Shellback Initiation - 10 MAY 1974 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1975-SEP1975 Coast of Vietnam
MAY1975- Shellback Initiation - 15 MAY 1975 - Pacific Ocean
APR1977-NOV1977West Pac
JUL1977-Shellback Initiation - 6 JUL 1977 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1979-SEP1979West Pac
JUN1981-FEB1982West Pac
NOV1981-Shellback Initiation - 15 NOV 1981 - Indian Ocean
AUG1985-Shellback Initiation - 10 AUG 1985 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1988-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]