USS Marvin Shields
FF-1066 (Knox class)

courtesy of NavSource


Authorized:       ?
Builder:          Todd Shipyards Seattle
Laid Down:        April 12, 1968
Launched:         October 23, 1969
Commissioned:     April 10, 1971
Decommissioned:   July 2, 1992
Fate:             Transfer to Mexico 
                  Renamed Mariano Abasolo


We are seeking information on the USS Marvin Shields 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
Missiles:     8-cell B.P.D.M.S. launcher                        
              (modified Sparrow anti-aircraft missile system) 
Torpedoes:    MK 32/34 


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