FF 1075 (Knox class)
We are seeking information on the USS Trippe and her crews.
Files and photos may be
E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.
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
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
Subject: USS Trippe (DE/FF 1075)
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004
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
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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