FF 1053 (Knox Class)
December, 1984: Photo from USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
Contributed by: E. Forrest Hadley
Authorized: July 22, 1964
Builder: TODD PAC/SEATTLE
Laid Down: February 2, 1966
Launched: April 24, 1967
Delivery Date: November 14, 1969
Commissioned: November 22, 1969
Decommissioned: December 14, 1991
Fate: Stricken, to be disposed of
by Security Assistance Program
Disposition: TO BE SCRAPPED
Berthed: NAVAL INACTIVE SHIP MAINTENANCE
FACILITY (NISMF), BREMERTON, WA
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The Knox Class as Constructed
Displacement: 4,260 tons fully loaded.
Draught: 16' (keel); 26' (Sonar dome)
Machinery: Two combustion Engineering boilers;
One Westinghouse geared turbine; 35,000 shp;
Performance: 27 kts.
Bunkerage: 200,000 gallons
Range: 4,000 miles at 22 knots on 1 boiler.
Guns: 1 FMC 5" 54 cal Mk-42
Torpedoes: MK 32