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USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG-29)

USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG-29), twenty-first ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Ensign Stephen W. Groves (1917-1942). Ordered from Bath Iron Works on 23 January 1978 as part of the FY78 program, Stephen W. Groves was laid down 16 September 1980, launched 4 April 1981, and commissioned 17 April 1982. As of June 2003 she remains active, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 6 and homeported at Pascagoula, MS.

Stephen W. Groves (FFG-29) is the first ship of that name in the US Navy.



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