USS Trippe
FF 1075 (Knox class)

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Builder:                Avondale Ship Yard
Award Date:             July 22, 1964
Keel Laid:              July 29, 1968
Launch Date             November 1, 1969
Delivery Date:          September 11, 1970
Commissioned:           September 19, 1970
Decommissioned:         July 30, 1992
Stricken Date:          January 11, 1995
Disposition:            Foreign Mil. lease/sale Greece         


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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  

Special Note:

Subject: USS Trippe (DE/FF 1075)
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004
From: Johnny

The Greek vessel Thrace was sitting in Souda Bay, Crete awaiting to be salvaged as scrap during the summer of 2003. There was apparently a major lube oil fire and the interior was destroyed.

Also in the boneyard was the former Richard E. Byrd and some smaller destroyers. I was there to see them and have some pics. I do not know the names of the older DD's. The Byrd still had the name welded to the fantail and I could read it when the pic is enlarged. The Trippe was in a sad condition.

All the best ----- Johnny

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