Reclassified Frigate (FF) June 30 1975. Badger being refueled by the carrier Midway in the South China Sea in 1975. The usual post-deployment stand-down ensued as did a restricted availability at the Todd Shipyard in Los Angeles, California. The warship steamed into that port on 17 February and, for the next month, conducted training operations in local waters. Training in the Hawaiian operating area occupied her until early September. Decommissioned 20 December 1991. Late in May, the crew moved off the ship to quarters ashore; and, on 7 June, the ship officially commenced overhaul at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. In mid-October, the frigate visited Chinhae, Korea, for five days and then carried out four days of training with units of the South Korean Navy. She concluded the deployment at Pearl on 8 May 1978. Keel Laid February 17 1968 - Launched December 7 1968. She also made goodwill visits to Singapore and various Japanese and Korean ports. Date: 7 OCT - 11 OCT, 2020: Location: Long Beach CA: Contact: Max Young : Email: That extended voyage brought exercises of all types: refueling, replenishment, towing, communications, gunnery, and engineering. USS BADGER FF-1071. Following upkeep, Badger headed back to the combat zone on 17 July 1972. That journey began on 23 October and included participation in Exercise Battle Week 84-1 followed by a visit to nearby Apra, Guam, before Badger finally managed to return home on Armistice Day 1983. On 2 November 1977, Badger departed Pearl Harbor in company with USS Kitty Hawk and the other units of DesRon 25 bound for the western Pacific. During the full power run, the ship suffered a casualty to her low pressure turbine and was taken in tow by the large harbor tug Waxahachie. USS Badger (FF 1071) Crew List. With the exception of a three-day period at sea in the local operating area, she spent the remainder of June in upkeep and preparations for an extended cruise to the Indian Ocean. On 26 September, Badger departed Pearl Harbor in company with the Ranger task group bound for an extended assignment with the 7th Fleet. On 1 October, Badger headed to Hong Kong. The warship made the voyage in six days, entering Pearl on 14 July. During the first five months of 1976, Badger alternated training operations at sea with periods in port at Pearl Harbor preparing for her first regular overhaul. On 11 May, the frigate headed for the eastern Pacific once more. The exercise to sink the BADGER started on July 21, 1998. Every sailor loved his ship. She did not put to sea again until late May when she began refresher training, inspections, examinations, and certifications. On 12 September, she put to sea from Yokosuka for two weeks of operations in the East China Sea with a task group formed around Midway. That employment lasted until the beginning of September when she transferred her helicopter detachment to USS Ouellet (FF-1077) and disembarked the Coast Guardsmen at San Francisco. The ship concluded that voyage at Subic Bay on 11 September. When the guided missile frigate USS Gridley (DLG-21) relieved Long Beach, Badger continued on station until 10 September, when she was relieved of middle SAR station escort duties by her sistership USS Hepburn (FF-1055) and proceeded to rendezvous with the carrier USS Hancock (CV-19). Badger returned to Subic Bay on 11 November and made preparations for the voyage back to Hawaii. Badger remained at Subic less than a week; she got underway on the 21st, bound for Hawaii in company with Brewton and Rathburne. She also made port calls at Singapore, Port Louis in Mauritius, Mombasa in Kenya, Karachi in Pakistan, and Colombo in Sri Lanka. The warships reentered Subic Bay on 23 March, and Badger began a 12-day upkeep. On 26 September, Badger departed Pearl Harbor in company with the Ranger task group bound for an extended assignment with the 7th Fleet. Concluding a four-week absence, Badger returned to Oahu on 14 June and began preparations to deploy overseas. She returned to Hawaii at the end of August and then, except for 17 days in drydock between 28 September and 15 October, spent September and October engaged in normal operations in Hawaiian waters. Upon her return to the combat zone, the warship took up position as escort for the guided missile cruiser USS Long Beach (CGN-9) on the middle SAR station. She also made port calls at Singapore, Port Louis in Mauritius, Mombasa in Kenya, Karachi in Pakistan, and Colombo in Sri Lanka. After a week of upkeep, she put to sea for Guam. On 30 May, the frigate began an availability with a civilian contractor that lasted nearly four months. ), and the grandfather of Admiral Oscar C. Badger. After a passage that included a variety of drills and exercises and a five-day layover at Guam for a short availability, Badger reached Manila on 16 May 1983. She put to sea on 10 January for a two-week cruise to conduct operations in an area in the eastern Pacific about two-thirds of the way from Oahu to the northern California coast. They arrived at Bandar Abbas, Iran, on the 23d. USS Badger (FF-1071) turns away after refueling from USS Sacramento (AOE-1) in the Pacific Ocean on 16 March 1978.jpg 1,897 × 1,496; 950 KB USS Badger (FF-1071) underway in the Pacific Ocean on 1 December 1985 (6418976).jpeg 1,935 × 1,449; 2.36 MB Because of those changes, Badger underwent a post-shakedown availability that lasted until mid-November. This time, however, she made it all the way to the west coast and took part in several exercises conducted in the southern California operating area. Badger returned to sea on 11 August 1983, and took up surveillance duty again, this time in the Sea of Japan. Four days later, however, she was reassigned to plane guard duty, this time for the ASW support carrier USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) . Following her … She resumed local training missions on 9 June, but those lasted less than a fortnight. The warship arrived there on 15 October for two weeks of upkeep and operations locally for sea trials. The period in the ‘yard occupied Badger for the remainder of 1981 and the first quarter of 1982. More than just an artistic concept of the ship, this display includes a custom designed ship crest plaque and an engraved ship statistics plaque. During the month of May, the warship combined the customary post-deployment standdown period with preparations for the periodic visit by the inspection and survey team. She parted company with the unit on 4 July and headed for Japan, arriving in Yokosuka on the 16th. After that came refresher training in the local operating area until late July. Rear Admiral William A. Cockell, Commander, Task Force 71, and a skeleton staff, embarked in Badger on 9 September via LAMPS helo from Wakanai, Japan, for further transfer to the destroyer Elliot to assume duties as Officer in Tactical Command (OTC) of the Search and Rescue (SAR) effort. After sixteen months of post-commissioning work ups and upgrades USS BADGER departed for her first "West Pac" and Vietnam in March 1972. The latter stages of the operation were conducted in the Gulf of Aden and in the Gulf of Oman. During the last week in October, Badger took part in the first phase of a major fleet exercise with a pair of carrier task groups built around USS Constellation (CV-64) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). Badger took up active training again early in December 1990; but that lasted only about two weeks. En route back to Subic Bay, she received orders diverting her to assist in the recovery of the American containership SS Mayagüez that had been seized by the Cambodians. She arrived there on 3 October and with the exception of two days at sea from 5 to 7 October to evade a typhoon, remained in port until the 9th when she shaped a course for Guam. Post-deployment leave and upkeep and holiday standdown, broken only by a brief period underway on 20 and 21 December to escort USS Swordfish (SSN-579) as she operated locally, kept Badger in port at Pearl for the rest of 1983. She took part in an amphibious exercise along the way near Okinawa before arriving in Yokosuka on 16 June. Her visit to Singapore, however, proved a brief one, shortened by orders on 6 August to rescue Vietnamese refugees in the vicinity of the Spratly Islands. On 17 November, she rejoined the Kitty Hawk task group again south of Sri Lanka on its way back to Subic Bay. She returned to Hawaii from that mission on 24 January and settled into more than two months of local operations out of Pearl Harbor. Rear Admiral William A. Cockell, Commander, Task Force 71, and a skeleton staff, embarked in Badger on 9 September via LAMPS helo from Wakanai, Japan, for further transfer to the destroyer Elliot to assume duties as Officer in Tactical Command (OTC) of the Search and Rescue (SAR) effort. She returned to Subic on the 27th and remained there until 5 May when the destroyer escort began the voyage back home to Hawaii. After that came refresher training in the local operating area until late July. Four days later, the destroyer escort arrived at Guam whence she conducted special operations. Following a week of availability and liberty, Badger departed Sasebo on 29 May 1972 and, on 2 June, joined guided missile cruiser USS Sterett (CG-31) on the middle sea-air rescue (SAR) station in the Gulf of Tonkin. Her repairs were completed on 27 February, and she began sea trials in the local area. Although refloated on 2 March 1987, she did not resume active service for almost two more months. The warships reentered Subic Bay on 23 March, and Badger began a 12-day upkeep. During the voyage, she called at Pago Pago and Apia in the Samoan Islands, Nukualofa and Vavau in the Tonga Islands, and Funafuti in the Tuvalu Islands before returning to Hawaii by way of Apia. Badger remained in the Mariana Islands until 13 February when she departed Guam to return to Subic Bay. Arriving in Apra Harbor on 2 June to begin another period of upkeep, she remained there until 13 June when she put to sea for special operations in company with Brewton. Late in May and early in June, Badger operated with a task group in the South China Sea before returning to Subic Bay on the 11th. One day out, on 1 July 1975, Badger was reclassified a frigate and redesignated FF-1071. The latter began on 8 January 1973 and included the conversion of her main propulsion system to Navy distillate fuel and the installation of a light airborne multipurpose system (LAMPS). During the month of May, the warship combined the customary post-deployment standdown period with preparations for the periodic visit by the inspection and survey team. Iran's release of the American hostages occurred on 19 January 1981, but Badger and the task group to which she was assigned, continued training evolutions in the Indian Ocean for eight weeks thereafter. Throughout that deployment, she conducted exercises with units of Allied navies as well as with 7th Fleet units. FF-1071 USS Badger, Knox class Frigate, US Navy history and characteristics K Round Bridge Cutaway 1943-45 Camouflage: USS De Long (DE-684) Rudderow Class DE: USS Dealey (DE-1006) (see description note) Dealey Class DE as built Badger continued to carry out training missions in the Hawaiian operating area well into 1988. Once back in Pearl, the frigate did not get underway again except to shift berths. During the full power run, the ship suffered a casualty to her low pressure turbine and was taken in tow by the large harbor tug USS Waxahachie (YTB-814). Iran's release of the American hostages occurred on 19 January 1981, but Badger and the task group to which she was assigned, continued training evolutions in the Indian Ocean for eight weeks thereafter. The task group stopped at Singapore for a four-day port visit before transiting the Strait of Malacca on 8 July and entering the Indian Ocean, where intensive exercises and drills in all facets of ship's operations highlighted periods at sea punctuated by visits to Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Mombasa. Badger and the task group remained in the Indian Ocean through the end of the year and into 1981 conducting intensive training of all types including multilateral exercises with Allied navies. On 30 October, the ships began the transit of the Strait of Malacca and, the next day, entered the Indian Ocean, the appearance of this task group in the Indian Ocean reflecting the seizure of the American embassy in Tehran by Iranian militants almost a year before and the holding of embassy personnel as hostages. Four days later, the destroyer escort arrived at Guam whence she conducted special operations. That assignment lasted two days short of a month. The usual post-deployment stand-down ensued as did a restricted availability at the Todd Shipyard in Los Angeles, California. English: The U.S. Navy ocean escort USS Badger (DE-1071) underway in the South China Sea during Operation Frequent Wind, in April 1975. She spent two days escorting Hancock in the local operating area before returning to port on 22 May. Badger put to sea on 17 April to rendezvous with sistership USS Harold E. Holt (FF-1074) and guided missile destroyer escort USS Schofield (FFG-3), and Kiska for the voyage to the western Pacific. Badger made a short stop at Subic Bay for fuel on 1 June and then set out for Japan. The first USS Badger (DD-126) was named for Commodore Oscar C. Badger (a cousin of Secretary of the Navy George Edmund Badger), the father of … USS BADGER DE-1071. After pausing at Guam for fuel on 29 March, the warships pulled into Subic Bay on 4 April and spent the rest of the month alternating exercises in the local operating area with periods of upkeep in port. When she reentered Pearl Harbor on 14 November, Badger started preparing for a three-month drydocking that began on 8 December. In the movie 50 First Dates, the character Marlin Whitmore (Blake Clark) wears a cap displaying the original designation DE-1071, indicating he may have served on the USS Badger. She finally arrived in Subic Bay on 15 September, all refugees safe. After four days in port, the destroyer escort put to sea and shaped a course for Yokosuka, Japan, where she made an overnight stop on 22 and 23 September before setting sail for the United States in company with Hancock. Badger took up active training again early in December 1990; but that lasted only about two weeks. The warships arrived in Yokosuka exactly three weeks later after an exercise-filled passage. After the team's visit early in June, Badger resumed normal training duty in the Hawaiian operating area. On 18 March 1974, Badger put to sea from Subic Bay for a series of port calls beginning with a stop at Hong Kong from 21 March to 1 April. Although refloated on 2 March 1987, she did not resume active service for almost two more months. Badger and the task group remained in the Indian Ocean through the end of the year and into 1981 conducting intensive training of all types including multilateral exercises with Allied navies. During the voyage, she called at Pago Pago and Apia in the Samoan Islands, Nukualofa and Vavau in the Tonga Islands, and Funafuti in the Tuvalu Islands before returning to Hawaii by way of Apia. At the conclusion of that exercise on 7 September, the ships made a four-day visit to Pattaya Beach, Thailand, before shaping a course for the Philippines. On 16 March 1972, she weighed anchor and stood out of Long Beach on her way to the Far East. Badger completed those modifications on 18 May 1973 and put to sea for trials and single ship exercises in the southern California operating area. Three days later, she set sail for Long Beach and arrived there on 1 October. The two warships reentered Pearl Harbor on 22 December, and Badger spent the rest of 1984 in port. However, before reaching port, she was further diverted on a humanitarian mission: the rescue of 14 Vietnamese refugees adrift in a small boat. Late in the evening of the 26th, she put to sea to rendezvous with the rest of the Ranger task group. Her post-deployment standdown period was followed, in turn, by a holiday leave and upkeep period. The warship arrived back in Pearl Harbor on 12 May and began a four-week period of relative inactivity in port. When she reentered Pearl Harbor on 14 November, Badger started preparing for a three-month drydocking that began on 8 December. After the team's visit early in June, Badger resumed normal training duty in the Hawaiian operating area. She then resumed local operations in the Hawaiian Islands on a schedule that kept her moderately busy through the end of May. The last 7th Fleet assignment of her Navy career came to an end on 22 November when she embarked on that final western Pacific passage. Badger returned to San Diego on the 15th and stayed until the 19th when she returned to sea for Exercise Varsity Spirit conducted along the California coast. Lettering is Navy Blue & Yellow. Because of those changes, Badger underwent a post-shakedown availability that lasted until mid-November. She put to sea on 10 January for a two-week cruise to conduct operations in an area in the eastern Pacific about two-thirds of the way from Oahu to the northern California coast. Badger completed the repairs on 24 September, carried out the usual trials and examinations in October, and resumed normal training missions out of Pearl Harbor early in November. Arriving in Apra Harbor on 2 June to begin another period of upkeep, she remained there until 13 June when she put to sea for special operations in company with Brewton. Badger then returned to Subic Bay where she made voyage repairs and requalified in naval gunfire support on the nearby Tabones range. However, a material casualty to her evaporators forced her to return to port for repairs on the 15th. Badger finally took up a more active schedule late in May with helicopter landing qualifications on the 20th and 21st and evolutions at sea during the last days of the month in connection with her material readiness inspection. The warship returned to Pearl Harbor on 6 December 1988 and her post-deployment standdown lasted until 17 January 1989. References [edit | edit source] This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. That assignment lasted two days short of a month. Augmented en route by the remainder of Destroyer Squadron (DesRon) 35, TG 37.4 reached Subic on 5 November 1973. The artwork depicts the USS BADGER in all her glory. Knox Class Destroyer Escort. Badger reached the patrol area in the northern Arabian Sea on 10 September and began four weeks of duty on that station. That employment occupied her for the last two months of 1974 and for the first two months of 1975. After a brief liberty call at Bandar Abbas, Badger got underway on the 3rd to return to the Philippines, again in company with Brewton and Kiska. During the first five months of 1976, Badger alternated training operations at sea with periods in port at Pearl Harbor preparing for her first regular overhaul. The warship steamed into that port on 17 February and, for the next month, conducted training operations in local waters. Throughout that deployment, she conducted exercises with units of Allied navies as well as with 7th Fleet units. She emerged from the yard on 11 January 1977 and conducted sea trials the following day. Badger remained in the Mariana Islands until 13 February when she departed Guam to return to Subic Bay. On the 19th, Badger was switched to plane guard duty for the aircraft carrier USS Constellation in the Gulf of Tonkin. During that space of time, she visited Vancouver in British Columbia and the California ports of San Francisco and San Diego before returning to Hawaii on 9 August. The two warships rejoined the task group in the Bay of Bengal on 1 September and, after recovering debris from a helicopter crash, resumed the voyage to the Arabian Sea. Badger rendezvoused with the carrier USS Oriskany (CV-34) to form Task Group (TG) 37.4, and the two ships then shaped a course for the $3. For the remainder of 1986, the warship went to sea only rarely. She set a course for Pearl Harbor and pulled into her home port on 8 November. Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr., Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command, visited the ship on 29 November and congratulated the ship's officers and men on their recent deployment, emphasizing their role during the KAL 007 SAR operation. Badger departed Subic Bay on 1 July 1979 in company with Brewton, Rathburne, and USNS Mispillion. Later, USS Reclaimer (ARS-42) relieved Waxahachie and pulled the stricken destroyer escort into Pearl Harbor on the morning of the 12th. The task group remained at Subic for six days before setting out on the voyage back to Hawaii on 1 December. She reached Subic Bay on the 27th but remained only three days, putting to sea again on the 30th bound for Singapore. Badger on a midshipmen's summer training cruise in 1986. The ship concluded that voyage at Subic Bay on 11 September. Four days later, however, she was reassigned to plane guard duty, this time for the ASW support carrier USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) . With the exception of a three-day period at sea in the local operating area, she spent the remainder of June in upkeep and preparations for an extended cruise to the Indian Ocean. On 29 October. She completed final contract trials in May, during which Badger set the speed record for Knox class frigates, over 30 knots. Upkeep there, including a period in drydock, lasted until 29 September. Concluding a four-week absence, Badger returned to Oahu on 14 June and began preparations to deploy overseas. USS Badger (FF-1071) was a Knox-class destroyer escort, originally designated as DE-1071 and reclassified as a frigate in 1975 in the United States Navy. During that availability, she received extensive modifications including the addition of a basic point defense missile system (BPDMS) and of an independent variable depth sonar system. For the remainder of 1986, the warship went to sea only rarely. She put to sea for the first time after her return on 1 February to participate in readiness exercises near Kauai. The voyage included another visit to Singapore, and Badger reentered Subic Bay on 21 December 1973. On 7 January 1980, Badger began a seven-week availability at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Articles incorporating text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, List of frigates of the United States Navy, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/USS_Badger_(FF-1071)?oldid=4273102, Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, Todd Pacific Shipyards - Los Angeles Division, San Pedro, California, 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km) @ 20 knots (37 km/h). In mid-October, the frigate visited Chinhae, Korea, for five days and then carried out four days of training with units of the South Korean Navy. Normal west coast operations out of Long Beach occupied her time until 9 July, the day she got underway for her new home port, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Later that day, the ship headed back to Danang to have her five-inch (127 mm) gun barrel replaced by the repair ship USS Hector (AR-7). After 12 days at sea, the frigate reentered her home port on 28 April. 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