Donald B. Beary
FF 1085 (Knox Class)

Courtesey of: EM2 George Dewey
Courtesey of: George Dewey (EM2, 1973-76)

Authorized:        August 25, 1966
Builder:           AVONDALE
Laid Down:         July 24, 1970
Launched:          May 22, 1971
Commissioned:      July 22, 1972
Decommissioned:    May 20, 1994
Fate:              To Turkey 
                   (still in service)
Renewed Lease:     September 20, 1998	

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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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