USS McCandless (FF-1084)

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USS McCandless (FF-1084)
USS McCandless (FF-1084)
Career (US)
Namesake: Commodore Byron McCandless (5 September 1881 – 30 May 1967) and Admiral Bruce McCandless I (12 August 1911 – 24 January 1968)
Ordered: 25 August 1966
Builder: Avondale Shipyard, Westwego, Louisiana
Laid down: 4 June 1970
Launched: 20 March 1971
Acquired: 3 March 1972
Commissioned: 18 March 1972
Decommissioned: 6 May 1994
Struck: 11 January 1995
Motto: Illumino Marem
Fate: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) Section 516, Southern Region Amendment, to Turkey 2 February 2002
General characteristics
Class & type: Knox-class frigate
Displacement: 3,195 tons (4,175 full load)
Length: 438 ft (134 m)
Beam: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
Draught: 24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)
Propulsion: 2 × CE 1200psi boilers
1 Westinghouse geared turbine
1 shaft, 35,000 SHP (26 MW)
Speed: over 27 knots
Complement: 18 officers, 267 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-40 Air Search Radar
AN/SPS-67 Surface Search Radar
AN/SQS-26CX Sonar
AN/SQS-35 Towed array sonar system
Mk68 Gun Fire Control System
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
AN/SLQ-32 Electronics Warfare 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 four single tube launchers)
one Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft carried: one SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter

USS McCandless (FF-1084) was a Knox-class frigate of the US Navy. McCandless was transferred to the Naval Reserve Force, redesignated FFT-1084, and served as a Reserve Training Frigate until she was decommissioned. She was propelled by one Westinghouse steam turbine with a total of 35,000 shp.

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