Knox II DE-1052

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Knox II DE-1052

Knox

II

(DE-1052: dp. 2,624; 1. 414'6"; b. 44'; dr. 18'; s. 27.4 k.; cpl. 247; a. 1 5", ASROC, DASH, 4 21" tt.; cl. Knox)

The second Knox (DE-1052), the prototype in a new class of destroyer escorts, was laid down 5 October 1965, by Todd Shipyards Corp., Seattle, Wash.; launched 19 November 1966; sponsored by Mrs. Peter A. Sturtevant, granddaughter of Commodore Knox; and will be com- in the summer of 1968.

Once completed, Knox will perform search and rescue operations and provide evacuation, blockade, and Surveillance support, when necessary, for the Pacific Fleet.

 

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