USS Bowen
FF-1079 (Knox class)

Contributed by: Terry Rea
Contributed by: Terry Rea

Authorized:       August 25, 1966
Builder:          AVONDALE NEW ORLEANS
Laid Down:        July 11, 1969
Launched:         May 2, 1970
Commissioned:     May 22, 1971
Decommissioned:   June 3, 1994
Fate:             Leased to Turkey: June 30, 1994

Ships data contributed by: Paul Roehrig (BT2)

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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  

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