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U.S.S. RAMSEY

(FFG-2)

Second To None

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USS RAMSEY (FFG-2) - a Brooke-class frigate

In Commission 1967 to 1988

FFG-2 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1963 Keel Date: 4 FEB 1963
at Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. Seattle WA
OCT 1963 Launch Date: 15 OCT 1963
JUN 1967 Commissioned: 3 JUN 1967
APR 1968 - NOV 1968 West Pac
OCT 1969 - APR 1970 WestPac Planeguard for USS Hancock / Shellback .
MAR 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 31 MAR 1970 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1971 - NOV 1971 West Pac
MAY 1971 - NOV 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1972 - MAR 1973 West Pac
JUN 1972 - MAR 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1975 - AUG 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1976 - APR 1977 West Pac
SEP 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 6 SEP 1976 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1979 - JUL 1979 West Pac
OCT 1980 - APR 1981 West Pac
NOV 1982 - NOV 1982 Emergency Sortie from Pearl Harbor Due to Hurricane Iwa
JAN 1983 - JUN 1983 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 14 FEB 1983 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 25 JUN 1987 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1988 Decommissioned: 1 SEP 1988

FFG-2 General Specifications

Class: Brooke-class frigate

Named for: DeWitt Clinton Ramsey

Complement: 241 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 3426 tons

Length: 414 feet 6 inches

Beam: 44 feet 2 inches

Flank Speed: 27 knots

Range: 4 000 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Sunk as a target 15 June 2000



USS RAMSEY (FFG-2)



Ramsey (DEG-2) was laid down 4 February 1963 by Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. Seattle Wash.; Iaunched 15 October 1963; sponsored by Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Ramsey; and commissioned 3 June 1967 Comdr. William D. Robertson Jr. in command.


After shakedown off the west coast Ramsey (DEG 2) departed Long Beach Calif. on 1 May 1968 for the western Pacific. Following duty off Vietnam and her return to Long Beach 9 November she sailed again for the western Pacific 8 October 1969 and again operated off Vietnam before returning to Long Beach 18 April 1970. Between January 1970 and January 1974 Ramsey alternated two more WestPac cruises with operations off the west coast of the United States. As of January 1974 she is in port at Long Beach Calif.


Ramsey has earned five battle stars for Vietnam service.

[Note: The above USS RAMSEY (FFG-2) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS RAMSEY (FFG-2) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]