FF 1084 (Knox Class)
We are seeking information on the USS McCandless and her crews.
Files and photos may be
E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into this page.
Authorized: August 25, 1966
Builder: Avondale, LA
Laid Down: June 4, 1970
Launched: March 20, 1971
Commissioned: March 18, 1972
Decommissioned: May 6, 1994
Fate: Transferred to Turkish Navy
(May 6, 1994) as TCG Trakya (F-254)
Renewed Lease: June 6, 1998
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
Special note from the Web Master!
LT Bruce Sharpe (1978-80) has a wonderful
site dedicated to the
McCandless. Includes links to the ships namesake and early history of the ship.
Paul Zettek (MM3 1983-87)
has a personalized Website with