USS Moinester
FF-1097 (Knox class)

Photo Courtesey of Patrick Fenerty

Authorized:       August 25, 1966
Builder:          Avondale
Laid Down:        August 25, 1972
Launched:         May 12, 1973
Commissioned:     November 2, 1974
Decommissioned:   July 28, 1994
Fate:             Lease to Egypt - renamed 
                  "Rashid" F-966
by Egypt:        March 25, 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  

courtesey of: John Gilligan

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