USS Thomas C. Hart
FF 1092 (Knox class)

courtesy of: John MacMichael
Post repair trials off Norfolk after overhaul in 1985;
that's Cheasapeake Bay light in the background.

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	

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.

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  

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