MOINESTER FFT 1097
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
- Knox Class Destroyer Escort
- USS MOINESTER DE-1097
Commissioned November 2 1974
- USS MOINESTER FF-1097
Reclassified Frigate (FF-1097) June 30 1975
- USS MOINESTER FFT-1097
Reclassified Training Frigate (FFT-1097) December 31 1991
Assigned to Naval Reserve Force, Atlantic, at Norfolk VA December 31 1991
Decommissioned at Mobile AL July 28 1994
- RASHID F-962
Leased to Egypt July 28 1994
Sold to Egypt March 25 1998
Keel Laid August 25 1972 - Launched May 12 1973
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Commissioning, cachet by the USS America Chapter No. 71, USCS
Named in Honor of Lieutenant (jg) Robert William Moinester USNR (July 15 1943 - January 31 1968) When the TET offensive began on January 1 1968 during the Vietnam War, Lt. Moinester was attached to HUE DETACHMENT, NAVSUPACT DANANG, USNAVFORV. On January 31 he had organized his men into house-to-house searching detail in Hue, Danang Province, South Vietnam, where they came under hostile fire by a heavily entrenched enemy force. Lt. Moinester was killed outright. For his actions on that day he was awarded the Silver Star.
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