USS Roark
FF 1053 (Knox Class)

E. Forrest Hadley
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
Planned 
Disposition:      TO BE SCRAPPED
Berthed:          NAVAL INACTIVE SHIP MAINTENANCE 
                  FACILITY (NISMF), BREMERTON, WA

Ships data contributed by: Jim Wassman

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The Knox Class as Constructed

Displacement:   4,260 tons fully loaded.
Length:         438'
Beam:           47'
Draught:        16' (keel);  26' (Sonar dome)
Machinery:      Two combustion Engineering boilers;               
                One  Westinghouse geared turbine; 35,000 shp;     
                1 shaft.
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  
Officers:       23  
Enlisted:       263 


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