FF-1070 (Knox class)
Contributed by: Jonathan (JP) Morris [BT 1972-76]
We are seeking information on the USS Downes and her crews.
Files and photos may be
E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.
Authorized: July 22, 1964
Builder: Todd Shipyard, Seattle WA.
Keel Laid: 5 September 1968
Launched: December 13, 1969
Commissioned: August 28, 1971
Sponsor: Mrs. Philip L. Kelton
Decommissioned: June 5, 1992
Fate: Sunk - SINKEX 8/14/03
Ships data contributed by: David A. Downes
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
Torpedoes: MK 32/34