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USS Meyerkord
DE/FF 1058 (Knox Class)

The Ship


USS MEYERKORD, on her shakedown cruise, off the coast of Oahu, March 1969

Builder: Todd Shipyards
Laid Down: September 1, 1966
Launched: April 15, 1967
Commissioned: November 28, 1969
Decommissioned:   December 14, 1991
Stricken: January 11, 1995
Fate: Suisun Bay, for scrap

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.
Torpedoes: MK 32
Guns:

1 FMC 5" 54 cal Mk-42; 1 G.E. 20mm
6-barrelled Mk-15 Vulcan Phalanx

   

  DE 1058

FF 1058