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300-CFD-DN-ST-86-05316:    USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58), an elevated port bow view of the guided missile frigate underway during sea trials, January 1, 1986. U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58)

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USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58)

The Oliver-Hazard Perry class guided-missile frigate, USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) was commissioned on April 12, 1986.   While particpating in Operation Earnest Will, she struck an Iranian mine in the Persian Gulf on April 14, 1988, resulting in severe damage and Operation Praying Mantis, an attack on Iranian ships by the U.S. Navy, four days later.   Following transportation by Mighty Servant 2 and repairs at Portland, Maine, Samuel B. Roberts returned to service in October 1989, which enabled her to take part in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm in 1990 and 1991.   Samuel B. Roberts was decommissioned on May 22, 2015.   

Image:  330-CFD-DN-ST-86-05316:   USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58), underway during sea trials, January 1, 1986.  Offiicial U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.