USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413) in 1944. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photo
The story has been updated to correct the hull number for Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58).
The Navy confirmed the discovery of the wreckage site of destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), which sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944. Read More
USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) arrives at Naval Station Mayport after completing a six-month deployment in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility. US Navy Photo
The U.S. Navy has a brief window of opportunity to ensure that a warship continues to grace Washington’s waterfront for another generation. Read More
A view of damage to the hull of the guided missile frigate USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG-58) sustained when the ship struck a mine while on patrol in the Persian Gulf on April 14, 1988. US Navy Photo
The following is an account of the mine strike on the Oliver Hazard Perry frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) which originally ran in Proceedings in the April 2013 issue.
In February 1988, the USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) reported for duty in waters made deadlier by war. The conflict between Iran and Iraq had spread from land to sea, and the United States had pledged to defend Kuwaiti tankers plying the Persian Gulf. Read More