USS TRUETT was the 44th KNOX-class frigate and one of the eight ships of her class transfered to the Naval Reserve Force serving as Reserve Training Frigates (FFT). Each of the eight Reserve Training Frigates had its own reserve crew, and was also assigned four "nucleus crews" which would man the 32 decommissioned KNOX-class frigates in the case of a reactivation of these ships.
Decommissioned on July 30, 1994, the TRUETT was subsequently leased to Thailand where she was recommissioned as CHULALOK. Stricken from the Navy list on January 11, 1995, the TRUETT was eventually purchased by Thailand on December 9, 1999.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: August 25, 1966|
|Keel laid: April 27, 1972|
|Launched: February 3, 1973|
|Commissioned: June 1, 1974|
|Decommissioned: July 30, 1994|
|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|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS TRUETT. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
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