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USS Blakely (FF 1072)

- decommissioned -
- formerly DE 1072 -


USS BLAKELY was the 21st KNOX - class frigate. Originally designated as destroyer escort (DE), the BLAKELY was redesignated as frigate (FF) in July 1975. Decommissioned on November 15, 1991, and stricken from the Navy list on January 11, 1995, the BLAKELY was scrapped in 2000.

General Characteristics:Awarded: July 22, 1964
Keel laid: June 3, 1968
Launched: August 23, 1969
Commissioned: July 28, 1970
Decommissioned: November 15, 1991
Builder: Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, La.
Propulsion system: 2 - 1200 psi boilers; 1 geared turbine, 1 shaft; 35,000 shaft horsepower
Length: 438 feet (133.5 meters)
Beam: 47 feet (14.4 meters)
Draft: 25 feet (7.6 meters)
Displacement: approx. 4,200 tons full load
Speed: 27 knots
Armament: one Mk-16 missile launcher for ASROC and Harpoon missiles, one Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber gun, Mk-46 torpedoes from single tube launchers, one 20mm Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft: one SH-2F (LAMPS I) helicopter
Crew: 18 officers, 267 enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS BLAKELY. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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