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Knox Class Frigate Ship Models

USS Rathburne,  Knox Class Frigate
Built by Andrew Dunikowski pic from steelnavy.com
1/700 scale GONE  kit #DC027 --- 7.5" long

The Captain explains how to turn an inexpensive model into a super detailed model!
This is a teachable moment!

This Knox Class Frigate comes in a simple box only about 1.5" thick. The parts fit all on one tree in the box and is built up.
The instructions are simple no words just illustrations. The finished model is complete but plain looking.
The kit comes with a set of decals for some of the ships as it was used in the US Navy and the Taiwanese Navy
We carry decals for hull numbers of all the ships in the class but no names for the fantail.
As you can see from the photo at the top of this page. Why is that picture at the top of the page so better looking?

My friends welcome to the World of Photo-etching.
There are many 3rd party manufactures, below is Gold Medal kit# 700-10
 
UPGRADED AND ENLARGED! 1/700 version includes Railing in several styles including pre-shaped sections
for upswept bow; vertical and inclined ladders; flight deck safety nets; special rails, safety nets,
and yardarm foot rails for Arleigh Burke-class DDs, SH-60 and SH-3 helicopter rotors; details for
ships' boats including motor whaleboats, motorboats, and utility boats; yardarm footrails
and anemometers; D.F. antennas; special aft missile launcher nets for DDG-2 class ships; bridge window
frames in two sizes; fold-to-shape flag bags in two sizes; ECM antennas in several styles; radars including the
SPS-6, SPS-8, SPS-10/SPS-67, SPS-12, SPS-29/SPS-37, SPS-40, SPS-43A, SPS-49, and OPS-14B radars;
masts and platforms for FF-1052 and FFG-7 class ships, platforms, antenna and mast for
Mount Whitney & Blue Ridge-class ships.
With a little effort and with Photo-etching the ship comes alive and is a
Gold Medal masterpiece! We carry a book to teach you how to do this too.
Your time and effort is all that is needed to make the above 19.95 model into something special.

 

This kit contains decals these Knox Class Ships or buy 1/700 decals!

US Navy USS Robert E. Peary USS Brewton USS Kirk
Taiwan ROC Navy 932 933 934

If you would like to build a 15" professional model of the Knox click here!

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The Knox ( FF ) Class

The Knox FF class was the result of congressional opposition to mounting costs of the Brooke FFG class Missile Frigate after only six Brooke class ships were built. Accordingly their mission was altered to ASW escort from that of a general escort. The original designation of the Knox class was Destroyer Escort being changed later to Frigate but retaining the original hull number.
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1052 Knox Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp,Seattle Oct.5/65 Nov.19/66 Apr.12/69
DECOM Feb.14/92
stricken Jan.11/95
moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, WA

on hold for possible donation as museum
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1053 Roark Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp,Seattle Feb.2/66 Apr.24/67 Nov.22/69
DECOM Dec.14/91
stricken Jan.11/95
moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, WA

to be scrapped or sold
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1054 Gray Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp,Seattle Nov.19/66 Nov.3/67 Apr.4/70
DECOM Jun.29/91
stricken Jan.11/95
moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, WA

to be scrapped
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1055 Hepburn Todd Pacific Shipyards,Seattle Jun.1/66 Mar.25/67 Jul.3/69
DECOM Dec.20/91
stricken Jan.11/95
moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, WA

to be scrapped
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1056 Connole Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Mar.23/67 Jul.20/68 Aug.30/69
DECOM Aug.30/92
leased to Greece
renamed F.456 Epirius
still in service
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1057 Rathburne Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction, Seattle, WA Jan.8/68 May.2/69 May.16/70
DECOM Feb.14/92
stricken Jan.11/95
moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, PA

to be scrapped
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1058 Meyerkord Todd Pacific Shipyards,San Pedro, CA Sep.1/66 Jul.15/67 Nov.28/69
DECOM Dec.14/91
stricken Jan.11/95
moored at Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benecia, CA

to be scrapped
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1059 William S. Sims Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Apr.10/67 Jan.4/69 Jan.3/70
DECOM Sep.6/91
stricken Jan.11/95
moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, PA

to be scrapped
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1060 Lang Todd Pacific Shipyards,San Pedro, CA Mar.25/67 Feb.17/68 Mar.28/70
DECOM Dec.12/91
stricken Jan.11/95
moored at Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benecia, CA

to be scrapped
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1061 Patterson Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Oct.12/67 May.3/69 Mar.14/70
DECOM Sep.30/91
stricken Jan.11/95
moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, PA

to be scrapped
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1062 Whipple Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp,Seattle Apr.24/67 Apr.12/68 Aug.22/70
DECOM Feb.14/92
stricken Jan.11/95

moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Pearl Harbor, HI
to be scrapped or sold
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1063 Reasoner Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction, Seattle, WA Jan.6/69 Aug.1/70 Jul.31/70
DECOM Aug.28/93
leased to Turkey Aug.30/93
renamed F252 Kocatepe
still in service
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1064 Lockwood Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp,Seattle Nov.3/67 Sep.5/68 Dec.5/70
DECOM Sep.27/93
sold MARAD Oct.4/93
stricken Jan.11/95

moored at Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benecia, CA
to be scrapped
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1065 Stein Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction, Seattle, WA Jun.1/70 Dec.19/70 Jan.8/72
DECOM Mar.19/92
stricken Jan.11/95

moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, WA
to be scrapped
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1066 Marvin Shields Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp,Seattle Apr.12/68 Oct.23/69 Apr.10/71
DECOM Jul.2/92
stricken Jan.11/95

moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, WA
to be scrapped
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1067 Francis Todd Pacific Shipyards,San Pedro, CA Jul.15/67 May.11/68 Jul.25/71
DECOM Jul.2/92
stricken Jan.11/95

moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, WA
to be scrapped
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1068 Vreeland Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Mar.20/68 Jun.14/69 Jun.13/70
DECOM Aug.30/92
leased to Greece Aug.30/92
renamed F.458 Makedonia
still in service
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1069 Bagley Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction, Seattle, WA Sep.22/70 Apr.24/71 May.6/72
DECOM Sep.26/91
stricken Jan.11/95

moored at Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benecia, CA
to be scrapped
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1070 Downes Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp,Seattle Sep.5/68 Dec.13/69 Aug.28/71
DECOM Jun.5/92
stricken Jan.11/95

moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, WA
to be scrapped or sold
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1071 Badger Todd Pacific Shipyards,Seattle Feb.17/68 Dec.7/68 Dec.1/70
DECOM Dec.20/91
stricken Jan.11/95
sunk as target Jul.22/98
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1072 Blakely Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Jun.3/68 Aug.23/69 Jul.28/70
DECOM Nov.15/91
stricken Jan.11/95

moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, PA
to be scrapped
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1073 Robert E. Peary Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction, Seattle, WA Dec.20/70 Jun.23/71 Sep.23/72
DECOM Mar.27/92
leased to Taiwan Aug.7/92
renamed Chih Yang
still in service
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1074 Harold E. Holt Todd Pacific Shipyards,San Pedro, CA May.11/68 May.3/69 Mar.26/71
DECOM Jul.2/92
stricken Jan.11/95

moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Pearl Harbor, HI
to be scrapped
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1075 Trippe Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Jul.29/68 Nov.1/69 Sep.19/70
DECOM Jul.30/92
leased to Greece Jul.30/92
renamed F.457 Thrace
still in service
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1076 Fanning Todd Pacific Shipyards,San Pedro, CA Dec.7/68 Jan.24/70 Jul.23/71
DECOM Jul.31/93
leased to Turkey Jul.31/93
renamed F.251 Adatepe
still in service
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1077 Ouellet Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Jan.15/69 Jan.17/70 Dec.12/70
DECOM (USN) Aug.6/93
stricken (USN) Jan.11/95
sold to Thailand Nov.27/96
renamed F.462 Phutthaleota Naphalai
in active service with Third Fleet
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF/FFT.1078 Joseph Hewes Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA May.14/69 Mar.7/70 Apr.24/71
DECOM Jun.30/94
leased to Taiwan Jun.30/94
renamed Lan Yang
still in service

see Joseph Hewes Class
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF/FFT.1079 Bowen Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Jul.11/69 May.2/70 May.22/71
DECOM Jun.30/94
leased to Turkey Jun.30/94
renamed F.257 Akdeniz
still in service

see Joseph Hewes Class
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1080 Paul Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Sep.12/69 Jun.20/70 Aug.14/71
DECOM Aug.14/92
stricken Jan.11/95

was moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, PA
transferred to Turkey Jan.9/2000
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1081 Alywin Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Nov.13/69 Aug.29/70 Sep.18/71
DECOM May.15/92
stricken Jan.11/95

moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Portsmouth, VA
to be scrapped
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1082 Elmer Montgomery Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Jan.23/70 Nov.21/70 Oct.30/71
DECOM Jun.30/93
stricken Jun.30/93
sold to Turkey Dec.13/93 for parts
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1083 Cook Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Mar.20/70 Jan.23/71 Dec.18/71
DECOM Apr.30/92
leased to Taiwan May.30/93
renamed Hae Yang
still in service
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF/FFT.1084 McCandless Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Jun.4/70 Mar.20/71 Mar.18/72
DECOM May.6/94
leased to Turkey Jun.5/94
renamed F.254 Trakya
still in service

see Joseph Hewes Class
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF/FFT.1085 Donald B. Beary Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Jul.24/70 May.22/71 Jul.22/72
DECOM May.20/94
leased to Turkey May.27/94
renamed F.255 Karadeniz
still in service

see Joseph Hewes Class
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1086 Brewton Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Oct.2/70 Jul.24/71 Jul.8/72
DECOM Jul.2/92
leased to Taiwan Aug.7/92
renamed F.933 Fong Yang
still in service
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1087 Kirk Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Dec.4/70 Sep.25/71 Sep.9/72
DECOM Aug.6/93
leased to Taiwan Aug.6/93
renamed Fen Yang
still in service
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1088 Barbey Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Feb.5/71 Dec.4/71 Nov.11/72
DECOM Mar.20/92
leased to Taiwan Jun.21/94
renamed Hwai Yang
still in service
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF/FFT.1089 Jesse L. Brown Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Apr.8/71 Mar.18/72 Feb.17/73
DECOM Jun.27/94
leased to Egypt Jun.27/94
renamed Dumyat

stricken USN Jan.11/95
sold to Egypt Mar.25/98
still in service

see Joseph Hewes Class
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF/FFT.1090 Ainsworth Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Jun.11/71 Apr.15/72 Mar.31/73
DECOM May.27/94
leased to Turkey May.27/94
renamed F.256 Ege
still in service

see Joseph Hewes Class
Name Builder LD LCH COM
DE/FF.1091 Miller Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Aug.6/71 Jun.3/72 Jun.30/73
DECOM Oct.15/91
stricken Jan.11/95

moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, PA
to be scrapped or sold
Name Builder LD LCH COM
FF.1092 Thomas C. Hart Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Oct.8/71 Aug.12/72 Jul.28/73
DECOM Aug.30/93
leased to Turkey Aug.30/93
renamed F253 Zafer
still in service
Name Builder LD LCH COM
FF.1093 Capodanno Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Oct.12/71 Oct.21/72 Nov.17/73
DECOM Jul.30/93
leased to Turkey Jul.30/93
renamed F.250 Mauvenet
still in service
Name Builder LD LCH COM
FF.1094 Pharris Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Feb.11/72 Dec.16/72 Jan.26/74
DECOM Apr.15/92
stricken Jan.11/95

moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Portsmouth, VA
to be leased to Taiwan
renamed F.938 Ning Yang
still in service
Name Builder LD LCH COM
FF/FFT.1095 Truett Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Apr.27/72 Feb.3/73 Jun.1/74
DECOM (USN) Jul.30/94
stricken (USN) Jan.11/95
leased to Thailand Jul.31/94

renamed F.461 Phutthayofta Chulalok
in active service with Third Fleet
see Joseph Hewes Class
Name Builder LD LCH COM
FF.1096 Valdez Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Jun.30/72 Mar.24/73 Jul.27/74
DECOM Dec.16/91
stricken Jan.11/95

moored at Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, PA
to be leased to Taiwan
renamed F939 Yi Yang
Name Builder LD LCH COM
FF/FFT.1097 Moinester Avondale Shipbuilding, Westwego LA Aug.25/72 May.12/73 Nov.2/74
DECOM Jul.28/94
leased to Egypt Jun.28/94
renamed Rashid

stricken USN Jan.11/95
sold to Egypt Mar.25/98
still in service

see Joseph Hewes Class

The Info on the Knox Class came from www.warships1.com

 


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