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USS Donald B. Beary (FF-1085)
USS Donald B. Beary (FF-1085)
Name: USS Donald B. Beary (FF-1085, ex-DE-1085)
Namesake: Vice Admiral Donald B. Beary (1888-1966)
Ordered: 25 August 1966
Builder: Avondale Shipyard, Westwego, Louisiana
Laid down: 24 July 1970
Launched: 22 May 1971
Commissioned: 22 July 1972
Decommissioned: 20 May 1994
Struck: 11 January 1995
Fate: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) Section 516, Southern Region Amendment, to Turkey 2 February 2002
General characteristics
Displacement: 3,195 tons (4,176 full load)
Length: 438 ft (134 m)
Beam: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
Draught: 24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)
Propulsion: 2 × CE 1200psi boilers
1 Westinghouse geared turbine
1 shaft, 35,000 SHP (26 MW)
Speed: over 27 knots
Complement: 18 officers, 267 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-40 Air Search Radar
AN/SPS-67 Surface Search Radar
AN/SQS-26 Sonar
AN/SQR-18 Towed array sonar system
Mk68 Gun Fire Control System
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
AN/SLQ-32 Electronics Warfare System
Armament: one Mk-16 8 cell missile launcher for ASROC and Harpoon missiles
one Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber gun
Mark 46 torpedoes from four single tube launchers)
one Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft carried: one SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter
Motto: Prudentia-Animus-Fortitdo

USS Donald B. Beary (FF-1085) was a Knox-class frigate in the service of the United States Navy from 1972 through 1994, when she was leased to Turkey. The frigate was subsequently sold to Turkey, where she continues to serve as the Tepe class frigate TCG Karadeniz (F-255).

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Joint Meritorious Unit Award ribbon.svg Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Navy Unit Commendation ribbon.svg Navy Unit Commendation
Battle-e-ribbon 3rd award.png Navy "E" Ribbon (3)
Bronze star
Navy Expeditionary Medal (with one bronze service star)
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal (with one bronze service star)
Humanitarian Service ribbon.svg Humanitarian Service Ribbon
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.svg Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

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