FF 1068 (Knox class)
Shown before 1980/81 overhaul at Bath Ironworks.
Capt Craig Vance, USN
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.
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
Renewed Lease - 1996
Mark Roberts is handling all pages
and E-mails concerning the Knox & Brooke class Frigates.
In addition to Destroyers Online information, be sure to visit
website for the
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; 1 G.E. 20mm
Torpedoes: MK 32
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