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USS Thomas C. Hart (FF 1092)

- decommissioned -
- formerly DE 1092 -


USS THOMAS C. HART was the 41st KNOX - class frigate. Decommissioned on August 30, 1993, the ship was subsequently leased to Turkey where it was recommissioned as ZAFER. Stricken from the Navy list on January 11, 1995, the THOMAS C. HART was finally purchased by Turkey on February 22, 2002.

General Characteristics:Awarded: August 25, 1966
Keel laid: October 8, 1971
Launched: August 12, 1972
Commissioned: July 28, 1973
Decommissioned: August 30, 1993
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 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 THOMAS C. HART. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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