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USS Joseph Hewes (FF 1078)

- decommissioned -
- formerly DE 1078 -
- later FFT 1078 -

USS JOSEPH HEWES was the 27th 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 June 30, 1994, the JOSEPH HEWES was sold to Taiwan where she was recommissioned as LAN YANG.

General Characteristics:Awarded: August 25, 1966
Keel laid: May 14, 1969
Launched: March 7, 1970
Commissioned: April 24, 1971
Decommissioned: June 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 Mk-25 BPDMS launcher for Sea Sparrow missiles
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 JOSEPH HEWES. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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Accidents aboard USS JOSEPH HEWES:

March 15, 1972about 600 miles east of Jacksonville, Fla.USS JOSEPH HEWES loses power when a main engine line shaft bearing breaks in stormy seas.

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