USS Downes
FF-1070 (Knox class)

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Contributed by: Jonathan (JP) Morris [BT 1972-76]

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

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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
Torpedoes:    MK 32/34 

  Robert Dulaney [BT1 1983-89]

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