USS Thomas C. Hart
FF 1092 (Knox class)
Post repair trials off Norfolk after overhaul in 1985;
that's Cheasapeake Bay light in the background.
We are seeking information on the Thomas C. Hart and her crews.
Files and photos may be
E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.
Authorized: August 25, 1966
Builder: Avondale Shipyards
Laid Down: October 8, 1971
Launched: August 12, 1972
Commissioned: July 28, 1973
Decommissioned: August 30, 1993
Fate: Lease to Turkey Zafer
Renewed Lease: August 30, 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