Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Active Frigates of Egypt, Active Missile Boats of Egypt, UssMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Active Frigates of Egypt, Active Missile Boats of Egypt, Uss Jesse L. Brown, Uss Moinester, Uss Fahrion, Ambassador Mk Iii Missile Boat, Uss Lewis B.
Puller, Uss Gallery, Uss Copeland, Egyptian Frigate Damiyat, Egyptian Frigate Rasheed, Egyptian Frigate Toushka, Egyptian Frigate Sharm El-Sheik, Egyptian Frigate Mubarak, Egyptian Frigate Taba. Excerpt: USS Jesse L. Brown (DE/FF/FFT-1089) was a Knox-class frigate of the US Navy. She was named for Jesse L. Brown, the first African-American naval aviator in the US Navy. Mrs. Gilbert W. Thorne, Ships Sponsor. This ship was eventually decommissioned and sold to the Egyptian Navy and was renamed Damiyat (F961). The name is also transliterated as Damyat and Damietta in some sources.
Jesse L. Brown, a 3963-ton Knox-class escort ship built at Westwego, Louisiana, was commissioned in February 1973. In July 1975, she was reclassified as a frigate and designated FF-1089. Her career was spent with the Atlantic Fleet, and included several deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf and northern European waters.
Jesse L. Brown also participated in two joint operations with Latin American Navies, UNITAS XX in 1979 and UNITAS XXX a decade later. Jesse L. Brown was operating off the Guantanamo Bay are during January 1979 when USS Farragut mistakenly fired upon a Soviet Oceangoing tug and Foxtrot Class submarine being given to the Cuban Navy. The Farraguat mistook the radar return for the US Navy fleet tug and towed target.
During the next approximate 48 hours, Jesse L. Brown and the other ships maintained General Quarters while a state of near war existed, which included constant threat of attack by Cuban missile patrol boats and medium bombers. Jesse L. Brown (in an episode foreshadowing her late... More: https://booksllc.net/?id=1721012