FF 1088 (Knox Class)
Authorized: August 25, 1966
Laid Down: February 5, 1971
Launched: December 4, 1971
Commissioned: November 11, 1972
Decommissioned: March 19, 1992
Fate: Lease to Taiwan June 1994;
renamed Hwai Yang
by Taiwan: September 29, 1999
We are seeking information on the USS Barbey and her crews. Files
and photos may be E-mailed to us
and we will incorporate them into this page. When enough information
has been assembled we will then build the ship her own section.
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
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