USS Elmer Montgomery
FF-1082 (Knox class)

Courtesy of: Defense Visual Information Center

Authorized:       August 25, 1966
Builder:          Avondale
Laid Down:        January 23, 1970
Launched:         November 21, 1970
Commissioned:     October 30, 1971
Decommissioned:   June 30, 1993
Fate:             To Turkey as parts 
                  hulk December 13, 1993

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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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