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Uss Whipple (FF-1062)

WHIPPLE, KNOX class, designed for ASW, patrol, anti-air, anti-surface, shore bombardment, and command functions. Commissioned 22Aug70 Decommissioned 14Sep92, sold to Mexico & presently in service as ARM Almirante Francisco Javier Mina (F-140).

Website: http://www.destroyersonline.com/usndd/ff1062/
Veterans: 8
Latest Activity: Apr 15, 2015

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Comment by Joseph L. Dolgos on July 21, 2014 at 4:41pm

RMC - Served from Precom at Todd Shipyard till  June 62 on the gun line.  Great crew and smooth ship.

Comment by Frank C. Anderson on June 11, 2013 at 10:50pm

Served on Whipple from 82 - 87, OSSA to OS2

Comment by Thomas Grand on September 25, 2011 at 10:59pm

Served on Whipple from 1986-1991. I was part of E-Div as a IC2. I had a good time. Served with some outstanding sailors. I only made one deployment while onboard. Things were different back then. We didn't have computers to send e-mails or sailors phones to call home. We depended on the US Postal Service. We were in P & S duty sections. Today the min. is 6 sections.They call it quality of life.

 

Comment by Jeffrey A. Loew on August 12, 2010 at 11:20am
I was a OSSN then OS3 the Whipple from 74-75 Crossed the line on a great westpac deployment. Met alot of good guys and loved the ship I then got transferred to the USS Enterprise and honorably discharged as an OS2 in 77. I liked the smaller ship better a much tighter crew. Great memories.
 

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