Reasoner DE-1063

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Reasoner DE-1063


(DE-1063: dp. 4 100 (f.),1. 438', b. 46'9", dr. 24'9", s. 27 k.;
cpl. 220; a. i 5", 1 ASROC, 4 Mk. 32 tt.; el. Knox)

Reasoner (DE-1063) was laid down 6 January 1969 by Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co., Seattle, Wash.

Launched 1 August 1970, cosponsored by Mrs. James C..Curry and Mrs. Robert Svinger. Reasoner was commissioned 31 July 1971, Comdr. Francisco Velazquez Suarez, USN, commanding.

Reasoner was homeported at San Diego, Calif. where she spent the remainder of 1971. On 22 January 1972, she moved to Long Beach, Calif., for an extended period of modifieation and equipment additions. She departed from Long Beach 9 November and returned to San Diego. After refresher training in the southern California operations area and two months of normal operations around 8an Diego, Reasoner sailed for her first deployment—in the western pacific.

After six months employment in the Far East, she returned to San Diego in late September 1973. She is operating out of San Diego as of January 1974.


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