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U.S.S. HAWES

(FFG-53)

EVER READY EVER FEARLESS

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USS HAWES (FFG-53) - an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

In Commission 1985 to 2010

FFG-53 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG1983-Keel Date: 26 AUG 1983
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
FEB1984-Launch Date: 18 FEB 1984
FEB1985-Commissioned: 9 FEB 1985
MAY1987-NOV1987Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG1988-OCT1988Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
DEC1988-JUN1989Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1990-MAY1990Panama Canal
DEC1990-MAR1991Desert Storm
MAR1993-SEP1993North Atlantic
AUG1995-FEB1996Mediterranean
AUG1998-Shellback Initiation - 7 AUG 1998 - Atlantic Ocean
APR2000-DEC2000Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN2000-DEC2000Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN2000-DEC2000Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT2000-OCT2000OPERATION DETERMINED RESPONSE
DEC2001-MAY2002Operation Deep Freeze
FEB2002-FEB2002BALTIC SEA OPERATIONS
DEC2002-JUN2003Mediterranean
DEC2002-MAY2003Mediterranean
MAY2005-NOV2005Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN2007-AUG2007Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC2010-Decommisioed - 10 DEC 2010

FFG-53 General Specifications

Class: Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

Named for: Rear Admiral Richard E. Hawes

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