FF-1079 (Knox class)
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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.
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