USS Hepburn
FF 1055 (Knox Class)

Courtesey of: RM2 Bill Barnes
Left-To-Right: USS Hepburn, USS Gray and USS Roark

Authorized:      July 22, 1964
Builder:         TODD SY/SAN PEDRO
Laid Down:       June 1, 1966
Launched:        March 25, 1967
Commissioned:    July 3, 1969
Decommissioned:  December 20, 1991
Fate:            Sunk as Target - 06/04/2002 
                 Location: 04705' North  127 17' West 
                 Depth: 1452 Fathom 

We are seeking information on the USS Hepburn and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into this page. When enough information has been assembled we will then build the ship her own section.

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

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  

 Matthew Settle ET2, 1989-91


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