Dedicated to preserving the spirit and history of the US Navy's largest class of destroyer escorts

Knox Class Frigate Preservation Association

The authoritative source for Knox frigate history and information
Without your help, we'll never bring a Knox home
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  • Mon, 22 May 2017
    Following passage of the 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act, the Navy announced today that Sailors should continue to expect to receive permanent change of station (PCS) orders with approximately two months or less lead time through the end of the fiscal year.
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    The Navy joins the nation in celebrating the contributions of Hispanic Americans during Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15—Oct. 15.
  • Wed, 12 Jul 2017
    The fiscal year 2018 (FY—18) Senior Enlisted Continuation Board (SECB) will convene Dec. 4, according to NAVADMIN 167/17 released July 10.

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Welcome to the Knox Class Frigate Preservation Association. Our mission is to be the authoritative source for historical data on the US Navy's workhorse destroyer escorts of the Cold War, fostering a sense of community among American and overseas crewmembers and working diligently to establish the only stateside floating museum to represent the class.

KCFPA welcomes all interested parties, regardless of nationality or class of service, to join us in our quest to bring a Knox ship home - the more, the merrier.

Thank you for visiting. Take a look around, join us if you're interested. There's no charge to be a KCFPA member, though donations are always welcome.

Ship Reunions:

The USS Knox (DE/FF-1052) reunion will be held in Cincinnati, OH September 21-24. More information is available at the USS Knox Reunion Association site.

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