USS Moinester (FF-1097)

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The USS Moinester (FF-1097)
USS Moinester (FF-1097)
Career (United States)
Name: USS Moinester (FF-1097)
Namesake: LTJG Robert William Moinester
Ordered: 25 August 1966
Builder: Avondale Shipyard, Westwego, Louisiana
Yard number: 1165
Laid down: 25 August 1972
Launched: 12 May 1973
Sponsored by: Mrs. Gertrude Mahoney Moinester, mother of namesake
Acquired: 17 October 1974
Commissioned: 2 November 1974
Decommissioned: 28 July 1994
Motto: Mare est vita Mea
The Sea is My Life
Fate: Transferred to Egypt, 28 June 1994
Career (Egypt)
Name: Rasheed (F966)
Leased: 28 June 1994
Purchased: 25 March 1998
Status: in active service, as of 2007[1]
General characteristics
Class & type: Knox-class frigate
Displacement: 3,011 tons (3,877 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-26 Sonar
AN/SQR-18 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
Aircraft carried: one SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter

The USS Moinester (FF-1097) was a Knox class frigate. It was propelled by one Westinghouse steam turbine with a total of 35,000 shp. It was decommissioned and sold to the Egyptian Navy and the Moinester became the Egyptian frigate Rasheed (F966). As of 2007, Rasheed remained active in the Egyptian Navy.[1]

The ship was named for LTJG Robert William Moinester. He posthumously received the Silver Star for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as Officer-in-Charge of the Huế Ramp, Huế Detachment, Naval Support Activity in connection with military operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of 31 January 1968."[2] Moinester was christened by Mrs. Gertrude Mahoney Moinester, the mother of the ship's namesake and ship sponsor.[3]

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons[edit]

Joint Meritorious Unit Award ribbon.svg Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Navy Unit Commendation ribbon.svg Navy Unit Commendation
NavyE.gif Navy "E" Ribbon (4)
National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg National Defense Service Medal
AFEMRib.svg Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Humanitarian Service ribbon.svg Humanitarian Service Ribbon
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.svg Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Special Operations Service Ribbon.svg Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon


  1. ^ a b Wertheim, Eric, ed. (2007). "Egypt". The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems (15th ed.). Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. p. 172. ISBN 978-1-59114-955-2. OCLC 140283156. 
  2. ^ "Robert William Moinester". Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  3. ^ Maritime Reporter. June 1973. 


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