USS Marvin Shields
FF-1066 (Knox class)
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.
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
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.
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
Missiles: 8-cell B.P.D.M.S. launcher
(modified Sparrow anti-aircraft missile system)
Torpedoes: MK 32/34
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