USS W. S. Sims
FF 1059 (Knox Class)
Authorized: July 22, 1964
Laid Down: April 10, 1967
Launched: January 4, 1969
Commissioned: January 3, 1970
Decommissioned: September 6, 1991.
Fate: To Turkey - December 21, 1999
We are seeking information on the USS William S. Sims and her crews. Files and
photos may be emailed 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.
Dennis Walterman and
Rob "Barney" Muirhead have a site at: www.usssims1059.org
The Knox Class as Constructed
W. S. Sims was named for Admiral William Sowden Sims, the father of modern
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