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U.S.S. HAWES

(FFG-53)

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

In Commission 1985 to 2010

FFG-53 Deployments - Major Events

Add a FFG-53 Shellback Initiation Add a FFG-53 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1983 - Keel Date: 26 AUG 1983
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
FEB 1984 - Launch Date: 18 FEB 1984
FEB 1985 - Commissioned: 9 FEB 1985
MAY 1987 - NOV 1987 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 1988 - OCT 1988 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
DEC 1988 - JUN 1989 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1990 - MAY 1990 Panama Canal
DEC 1990 - MAR 1991 Desert Storm
MAR 1993 - SEP 1993 North Atlantic
AUG 1995 - FEB 1996 Mediterranean
AUG 1998 - Shellback Initiation - 7 AUG 1998 - Atlantic Ocean
APR 2000 - DEC 2000 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN 2000 - DEC 2000 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 2000 - OCT 2000 OPERATION DETERMINED RESPONSE
DEC 2001 - MAY 2002 Operation Deep Freeze
FEB 2002 - FEB 2002 BALTIC SEA OPERATIONS
DEC 2002 - MAY 2003 Mediterranean
MAY 2005 - NOV 2005 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 2007 - AUG 2007 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC 2010 - 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