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USS GLOVER (AGFF-1) - a Garcia-class frigate

In Commission 1965 to 1990

AGFF-1 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL1963-Keel Date: 29 JUL 1963
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
APR1965-Launch Date: 17 APR 1965
NOV1965-Commissioned: 13 NOV 1965
JAN1976-JAN1978Dry Dock
JAN1977-JAN1978Dry Dock
JUN1977-SEP1977explosion in boiler room
SEP1977-JAN1978Dry Dock
JAN1978-MAY1978Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAR1978-SEP1978Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
JUL1978-Shellback Initiation - 11 JUL 1978 - Indian Ocean
JUL1978-JUL1978Equator crossing (Shellback initiation), Upkeep - Mombasa, Kenya
JUN1990-Decommissioned: 15 JUN 1990

AGFF-1 General Specifications

Class: Garcia-class frigate

Named for: John Glover

Complement: 239 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 3426 tons

Length: 414 feet 6 inches

Beam: 44 feet 1 inches

Flank Speed: 27 Knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrap 15 April 1994


Glover (AGDE-1) was laid down 29 July 1963 by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine; launched 17 April 1965; sponsored by Mrs. William S. Pederson, Sr., and Mrs. Claude V. Signer, great-great-great-granddaughters of General Glover; and commissioned at Boston 13 November 1965, Comdr. William W. Wilson in command.

Fitted out with advanced sonar and antisubmarine weapons, Glover is designed to serve as an experimental research escort for developing and testing the latest antisubmarine weapons systems. As a research ship, she will test equipment designed to more readily detect and track enemy submarines, and she will evaluate tactics and procedures which may be used on future classes of escorts. Capable of participating in offensive operations against submarines, she will provide valuable support for hunter-killer groups, amphibious forces, and ocean convoys.

Glover joined the U.S. Atlantic Fleet in 1966 as a unit of Cruiser-Destroyer Forces and operated along the Atlantic Coast and in the Caribbean. September she entered Boston Naval Shipyard for modifications.

[Note: The above USS GLOVER (AGFF-1) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS GLOVER (AGFF-1), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]