FF 1063 (Knox class)
The ship was named in Honor of First Lieutenant
Frank S. Reasoner USMC, killed in action - Republic of Vietnam.
The first U.S. Marine to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for
gallentry in the Vietnam War.
First five C.O.'s: CDR F.A. Velaquez-Suarez, CDR T.E. Fleming, CDR R.C.
Ustick, CDR K.M. Ott, and CDR J.J. Gershon.
Research by: Russ Foster
We are seeking information on the USS Reasoner 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.
Authorized: July 22, 1964
Builder: Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co.,
Laid Down: January 6, 1969
Launched: August 1, 1970
Commissioned: January 31, 1971
Decommissioned: August 28, 1993
Fate: Lease to Turkey (8-30-93) F252 Kocatepe
Lease renewed August 29, 1997
Mark Roberts is handling all pages and
E-mails concerning the Knox & Brooke class Frigates.
The Knox Class as Constructed
Many Thanks to NavSource
Displacement: 4,260 tons fully loaded.
Draught: 16' (keel); 26' (Sonar dome)
Machinery: Two Babcock-Wilcox 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