USS HEPBURN was the fourth KNOX - class frigate. Decommissioned on December 20, 1991 and stricken from the Navy list on January 11, 1995, HEPBURN was finally sunk as a target on June 4, 2002. The exact location of the SINKEX was 047° 05' North, 127° 17' West.
USS HEPBURN was last homeported in San Diego, Ca.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: July 22, 1964|
|Keel laid: June 1, 1966|
|Launched: March 25, 1967|
|Commissioned: July 3, 1969|
|Decommissioned: December 20, 1991|
|Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp., San Pedro, Ca.|
|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 HEPBURN. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS HEPBURN:
|March 18, 1977||off San Diego, Calif.||USS HEPBURN suffers a class Alpha fire caused by spontaneous combustion of refues while off San Diego, Calif.|
USS HEPBURN Image Gallery: