USS REASONER was one of the KNOX - class frigates. Decommissioned on August 28, 1993, the REASONER was subsequently leased to Turkey where the ship was recommissioned as KOCATEPE. On February 22, 2002, she was finally purchased by Turkey.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: July 22, 1964|
|Keel laid: January 6, 1969|
|Launched: August 1, 1970|
|Commissioned: July 31, 1971|
|Decommissioned: August 28, 1993|
|Builder: Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co., Seattle, Wash.|
|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 |
|Aircraft: one |
|Crew: 18 officers, 267 enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS REASONER. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS REASONER Cruise Books:
About the Ship's Name:
Frank Stanley Reasoner was born 16 September 1937 in Spokane, Wash. Enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1955, he reached the rank of sergeant prior to entering the U.S. Military Academy in 1958. At West Point, he won four consecutive brigade boxing championships. Graduated in June 1962, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps.
Arriving in Vietnam in April 1965, 1st Lt. Frank Reasoner died in action near Danang, Vietnam, 12 July. That day he led a five-man reconnaissance patrol into enemy-controlled territory. He killed two enemy soldiers, and destroyed an automatic weapons position. He died as he aided a wounded Marine. For his bravery in battle and his concern for the wounded, Frank Reasoner was awarded the Medal of Honor.
USS REASONER Image Gallery: