December 1984: USS Roark (FF-1053)



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The Knox ( FF ) Class


The Knox FF class was the result of congressional opposition to mounting costs of the Brooke FFG class Missile Frigate after only six Brooke class ships were built. Accordingly their mission was altered to ASW escort from that of a general escort. The original designation of the Knox class was "Destroyer Escort" (DE) being changed in June 1975 to "Frigate" (FF) but retaining the original hull number.

The Knox class has the distinction of being the last Destroyer type ships built for the U.S. Navy equipped with boiler & steam propulsion.

Mark Roberts is handling all pages and E-mails concerning the Knox class Frigates (at Destroyers Online).

Ships by Hull Number
Alphabetical Listing
  1. FF 1052 Knox
  2. FF 1053 Roark
  3. FF 1054 Gray
  4. FF 1055 Hepburn
  5. FF 1056 Connole
  6. FF 1057 Rathburne
  7. FF 1058 Meyerkord
  8. FF 1059 W. S. Sims
  9. FF 1060 Lang
  10. FF 1061 Patterson
  11. FF 1062 Whipple
  12. FF 1063 Reasoner
  13. FF 1064 Lockwood
  14. FF 1065 Stein
  15. FF 1066 Marvin Shields
  16. FF 1067 Francis Hammond
  17. FF 1068 Vreeland
  18. FF 1069 Bagley
  19. FF 1070 Downes
  20. FF 1071 Badger
  21. FF 1072 Blakely
  22. FF 1073 Robert E. Peary
  23. FF 1074 Harold E. Holt
  24. FF 1075 Trippe
  25. FF 1076 Fanning
  26. FF 1077 Ouellet
  27. FF 1078 Joseph Hewes
  28. FF 1079 Bowen
  29. FF 1080 Paul
  30. FF 1081 Aylwin
  31. FF 1082 Elmer Montgomery
  32. FF 1083 Cook
  33. FF 1084 McCandless
  34. FF 1085 Donald B. Beary
  35. FF 1086 Brewton
  36. FF 1087 Kirk
  37. FF 1088 Barbey
  38. FF 1089 Jesse L. Brown
  39. FF 1090 Ainsworth
  40. FF 1091 Miller
  41. FF 1092 Thomas C. Hart
  42. FF 1093 Capodanno
  43. FF 1094 Pharris
  44. FF 1095 Truett
  45. FF 1096 Valdez
  46. FF 1097 Moinester


USS Brewton FF 1086

USS Brewton images courtesy of Mark Lookabaugh
He has more information on the ship at his home page
www.ussbrewton.com.


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