USS Knox
FF 1052 (Lead Ship)

courtesey of: NavSource


Authorized:       July 22, 1964
Builder:          Todd Shipyards, WA 
Laid Down:        October 5, 1965
Launched:         November 19, 1966
Commissioned:     April 12, 1969 
Decommissioned:   February 14, 1992
Fate:             SINKEX, August '07 (see below)
				  

We are seeking information on the USS Knox and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.

Mark Roberts is handling all pages and E-mails concerning the Knox & Brooke class Frigates.


Special Notice:

8/7/05:

Greetings Mark, My name is Bruce Arbo. I served aboard the Knox from March of 1982 to December of 1983. I came aboard as an FTMSN and left an FTM2. I have many fond memories of the Knox and she was indeed the first and finest of her class. I am a member in good standing of the Knox organization and a lifetime member of The Destroyer Escort Sailors Association. I have an excerpt from former FCCS Peter Murphy with whom I served and who has a very sad update on the apparent fate of The USS Knox. Here it is: I was checking out the website and saw the info about the status of the ship, here is my confirming bad news.

    My name is Pete Murphy, FCCS retired. I was on the Knox around 1985. I am in Bremerton working on the USS Stennis in the shipyard and can see the Knox.

    They just recently brought the ship from the anchorage on the sound to the pier. She does look pretty bad, most everything topside has been removed, all the antenna are gone. The gun mount, ASROC and MK68 director are there but look really bad. I've noticed a lot of activity on board so I walked over and talked with some of the workers and asked them what going happen to the ship. They did confirm that the ship was going to be used as a target and sunk as a reef. They didn't know when but they were aboard to remove any salvageable parts, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if it happens soon!

    Pete

I hope that gives some info for your site as this is very important news indeed as it involves the Knox itself.

Best regards,

Bruce Arbo


8/8/07:

Mark,

Greetings. Was doing a search of ships we recently used as targets off of Guam the last two days and USS KNOX was one of them. KNX was sunk yesterday (7 Aug 2007) off of Guam in a SINKEX mission.

I am already registered under USS Francis Hammond that was scrapped in Brownsville, TX in 2005.

Thanks for the site.

Regards,

John E. Rasbury
MMC USN


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