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
USS GLOVER (AGFF-1)
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.
out with advanced sonar and antisubmarine weapons, Glover is designed to serve as an
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]