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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
SEP1980-Keel Date: 16 SEP 1980
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
APR1981-Launch Date: 4 APR 1981
APR1982-Commissioned: 17 APR 1982
OCT1983-APR1984Mediterranean-Lebanon
JUN1985-DEC1985STANNAVFORLANT (SNFL)
NOV1985-NOV1985Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JAN1987-AUG1987Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN1990-Shellback Initiation - 9 JUN 1990 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN1990-DEC1990UNITAS
AUG1990- Shellback Initiation - 3 AUG 1990 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1990- Shellback Initiation - 3 AUG 1990 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1990- Shellback Initiation - 3 AUG 1990 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR1992-SEP1992STANAVFORMED/MED RED
SEP1993-FEB1994Caribbean
JAN1994-JAN1997North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAR1994-AUG1994Desert Shield
AUG1996-FEB1997Middle Eastern Forces
JUN1999-DEC1999SNFL / STANAVFORLANT Europe
APR2001-Shellback Initiation - 14 APR 2001 - Pacific Ocean
APR2006-OCT2006South America
JUN2006-Shellback Initiation - 4 JUN 2006 - Pacific Ocean
NOV2007-MAY2008South America
MAY2011-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