U.S.S. STEPHEN W. GROVES

(FFG-29)

DIRIGO

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USS STEPHEN W. GROVES (FFG-29) - an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

In Commission 1982 to Present

FFG-29 Deployments - Major Events

Add a FFG-29 Shellback Initiation Add a FFG-29 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1980 - Keel Date: 16 SEP 1980
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
APR 1981 - Launch Date: 4 APR 1981
APR 1982 - Commissioned: 17 APR 1982
OCT 1983 - APR 1984 Mediterranean-Lebanon
JUN 1985 - DEC 1985 STANNAVFORLANT (SNFL)
NOV 1985 - NOV 1985 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
JAN 1987 - AUG 1987 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 9 JUN 1990 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1990 - DEC 1990 UNITAS
MAR 1992 - SEP 1992 STANAVFORMED/MED RED
SEP 1993 - FEB 1994 Caribbean
JAN 1994 - JAN 1997 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAR 1994 - AUG 1994 Desert Shield
AUG 1996 - FEB 1997 Middle Eastern Forces
JUN 1999 - DEC 1999 SNFL / STANAVFORLANT Europe
APR 2001 - Shellback Initiation - 14 APR 2001 - Pacific Ocean
APR 2006 - OCT 2006 South America
JUN 2006 - Shellback Initiation - 4 JUN 2006 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 2007 - MAY 2008 South America
MAY 2011 - Shellback Initiation - 3 MAY 2011 - Indian Ocean

FFG-29 General Specifications

Class: Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

Named for: Ensign Stephen W. Groves (1917-1942)

Complement: 15 Officers and 190 Enlisted

Displacement: 4100 tons

Length: 453 feet

Beam: 45 feet

Flank Speed: over 29 knots

Range: 5 000 nautical miles