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USS Hepburn (FF 1055)

- decommissioned -
- formerly DE 1055 -
- sunk as a target -


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


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Crew List:

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.


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Accidents aboard USS HEPBURN:

DateWhereEvents
March 18, 1977off San Diego, Calif.USS HEPBURN suffers a class Alpha fire caused by spontaneous combustion of refues while off San Diego, Calif.



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