USS Vreeland
FF 1068 (Knox class)

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Shown before 1980/81 overhaul at Bath Ironworks.
Capt Craig Vance, USN

Authorized:       July 22, 1964
Builder:          Avondale Marine, Westwego, LA
Laid Down:        March 20, 1968
Launched:         June 14, 1969
Commissioned:     June 13, 1970
Decommissioned:   June 30, 1992
Fate:             To Greece June 30, 1992                     
                  Renamed Makedonia
                  Renewed Lease - 1996

We are seeking information on the USS Vreeland 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.

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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;  1 G.E. 20mm
Torpedoes:    MK 32  


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