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
We are seeking information on the USS Blakely and
her crews. Files and photos may be
E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into this page.
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.
DOL now has an associate webmaster handling all pages and emails
concerning the Frigates.
His name is
The Knox Class as Constructed
1974 Med Cruise
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
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