USS McCandless
FF 1084 (Knox Class)

Contributed by Paul Zettek


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				  

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.

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.
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  

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 excellent photo's.


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