|USS Glover (FF-1098)|
USS Glover (FF-1098) underway
|Name:||USS Glover (FF-1098)|
|Awarded:||28 June 1961|
|Builder:||Bath Iron Works|
|Laid down:||29 July 1963|
|Launched:||17 April 1965|
|Commissioned:||13 November 1965|
15 June 1990Ship transferred to Military Sealift Command as a research vessel
|Struck:||20 November 1992|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap 15 April 1994|
|General characteristics as (AGDE-1)|
|Class & type:||Garcia-class frigate|
|Length:||414 ft 6 in (126.34 m)|
|Beam:||44 ft 1 in (13.44 m)|
|Draft:||24 ft 2 in (7.37 m)|
|Complement:||239+12 FAST Co.Marines for security detail|
|Sensors and |
|Sonar AN/SQS-26AXR, AN/SQS-35 IVDS. Test platform for LFAS and RMASS Sonars|
|Armament:||2 triple mount Mk32 SVTT torpedo tubes,1 Mk30 5" 38 cal main gun,1 Mk16 ASROC Anti-submarine Rocket launcher|
USS Glover (FF-1098) was a Garcia-class frigate originally modified for research use and commissioned as (AGDE-1) on 3 November 1965, with Commander William W. Wilson in command. Glover was laid down 29 July 1963 by the Bath Iron Works, in Bath, Maine and launched on 17 April 1965 with sponsors Mrs. William S. Pederson, Sr., and Mrs. Claude V. Signer, great-great-great-granddaughters of General John Glover. Fitted out with advanced sonar and antisubmarine weapons, Glover was designed to serve as an experimental research escort for developing and testing the latest antisubmarine weapons systems. As a research ship, she tested equipment designed to more readily detect and track enemy submarines, and evaluated tactics and procedures which were used on future classes of escorts. Capable of participating in offensive operations against submarines, she provided support for hunter killer groups, amphibious forces, and ocean convoys.
Glover joined the US Atlantic Fleet in 1966 as a unit of Cruiser-Destroyer Forces and operated along the Atlantic Coast and in the Caribbean.
In September 1974 she entered Boston Naval Shipyard for modifications.
Glover was redesignated (AGFF-1) in 1975, and redesignated (FF-1098) in 1979. Glover went through a major overhaul at South Boston Shipyard in 1988, getting a boiler refit and new sonar overhaul. She was transferred to MSC as a research vessel for EDO Corp and NUSC in 1990 and reclassified as T-AGFF 1. She was scrapped in 1994.
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- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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