USS Ainsworth
FF 1090 (Knox class)

 Michael Samuels (BM1)
Photo Michael Samuels BM1(SW)


Authorized:       August 25, 1966
Builder:          Avondale, LA
Laid Down:        June 11, 1971
Launched:         April 15, 1972
Commissioned:     March 31, 1973
Decommissioned:   May 27, 1994
Fate:             Lease to Turkey
                  May 27, 1994
Purchased 
by Turkey:        September 29, 1999	

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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  

Vice Admiral Walden L. Ainsworth
Vice Admiral Walden L. Ainsworth


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