USS Blakely
FF 1072 (Knox class)


Photo Contributed by: Michael Samuels BM2 (SW)

Nmaed in honor of Captain Johnston Blakely, a hero of the war of 1812, and his great-grandnephew, Vice Admiral Charles A. Blakely. DE-1072 is the third ship of the fleet of bear the name., having been preceeded by Torpedo Boat 27 and Destroyer 150.
Contributed by: Gary Cotton


Authorized:     July 22, 1964
Builder:        Avondale Shipyards, Louisiania
Keel Date:      June 8, 1968
Launched:       August 23, 1969
Deliver Date:   July 2, 1970
Commissioned:   July 28, 1970
Decommission:   November 15, 1991
Stricken:       January 11, 1995
Fate:           Scheduled for dismantling
                Presently Berthed at Philadelphia 
                Naval Business Center, Philadelphia, PA.

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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
Missiles:                                            
Torpedoes:    MK 32/34 

1974 Med Cruise Crew List



Contributed by: Gary Cotton


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