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Ship Specifications

The general specifications of the Knox class

The Knox Class

Displacement:4,260 tons (full load)
Length:438 ft (134 m)
Beam:46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
Draft:24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)
Propulsion:1 shaft
1 Westinghouse steam turbine set
2 V2M boilers
Total 35,000 shp (maximum)
Speed:Over 27 knots (50 km/h)
Complement:17 officers, 240 enlisted
Sensors/systems: AN/SPS-10 Surface Search Radar
AN/SPS-40 Air Search Radar
AN/SPS-67 Surface Search Radar
AN/SQS-26 Sonar
AN/SQR-18 Towed array sonar system
AN/SPG-53 Mk68 Gun Fire Control System
Armament: One Mk-16 8 cell missile launcher for ASROC and Harpoon missiles
One Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber gun
Mark 46 torpedoes (from two dual tube launchers)
RIM-7 Sea Sparrow (BPDMS) or Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft carried:One SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter
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