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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
FEB1963-Keel Date: 4 FEB 1963
at Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. Seattle WA
OCT1963-Launch Date: 15 OCT 1963
JUN1967-Commissioned: 3 JUN 1967
APR1968-NOV1968West Pac
OCT1969-APR1970WestPac Planeguard for USS Hancock / Shellback .
MAR1970-Shellback Initiation - 31 MAR 1970 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1971-NOV1971West Pac
MAY1971-NOV1971West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1972-MAR1973West Pac
JUN1972-MAR1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1975-AUG1975West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1976-APR1977West Pac
SEP1976-Shellback Initiation - 6 SEP 1976 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1979-JUL1979West Pac
OCT1980-APR1981West Pac
NOV1982-NOV1982Emergency Sortie from Pearl Harbor Due to Hurricane Iwa
JAN1983-JUN1983West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB1983-Shellback Initiation - 14 FEB 1983 - Indian Ocean
JUN1987-Shellback Initiation - 25 JUN 1987 - Indian Ocean
SEP1988-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]