|Photographer:||john c. driscoll [View profile]||Title:||USS Roark FF1053||Added:||Sep 27, 2006|
|USS Roark (FF 1053) in mothballs at Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard Bremerton, Washington. August 2001,
Displacement: 4065 tons (full)
Speed: 27 knots
Length: 438' (oa)
Armament: 1 5"/mk54, 1 ASROC Mk 16 (16 missiles). 4 324mm Mk 32 torpedo tubes.
The Knox class ships were extensively modified through there carreers.
USS Roark was laid down by Todd Ship Building of Seattle, Washington on 2 FEB 66. She was launched on 27 APR 67 then commissioned on 23 NOV 69. She was strike on 11 JAN 95. On 13 OCT 04 the contract for her scrapping was awarded to International Shipbreaking Corporation of Brownville, Texas.
See the Scrap Yard Ships section of this website for photographs of USS Roark undergoing breaking up.