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USS Meyerkord (FF-1058)
USS Meyerkord (FF-1058)
USS Meyerkord (FF-1058)
Career (US)
Name: USS Meyerkord
Namesake: Harold Dale Meyerkord (1937-1965), a Navy Cross recipient killed during the Vietnam War
Ordered: 22 July 1964
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards Los Angeles Division, San Pedro, California
Laid down: 1 September 1966
Launched: 15 July 1967
Sponsored by: Mrs. Harold Dale Meyerkord and Mrs. Harold E. Meyerkord
Commissioned: 28 November 1969
Decommissioned: 14 December 1991
Struck: 11 January 1995
Fate: Scrapped beginning on 15 December 2001
General characteristics
Class & type: Knox-class frigate
Displacement: 3,160 tons (4,137 full load)
Length: 438 ft (133.5 m)
Beam: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
Draught: 24 ft 9 in (7.6 m)
Propulsion: 2 × CE 1200psi boilers
1 Westinghouse geared turbine
1 shaft, 35,000 shp (26 MW)
Speed: over 27 knots (31 mph; 50 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,330 km) @ 20 knots (23 mph; 37 km/h)
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 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 Mk-25 BPDMS launcher for Sea Sparrow missiles later replaced by one Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft carried: one SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter

USS Meyerkord (FF-1058) was a Knox-class frigate of the US Navy. Named for Lieutenant Harold Dale Meyerkord (1937-1965) a senior naval adviser to South Vietnam who was killed in action during the Vietnam War and received the Navy Cross.

Meyerkord was constructed by Todd Pacific Shipyards, Los Angeles Division, at San Pedro, California. She was laid down 1 September 1966 and launched on 15 July 1967, sponsored by Mrs. Harold Dale Meyerkord and Mrs. Harold E. Meyerkord, widow and mother of Lieutenant Meyerkord. Meyerkord was commissioned on 28 November 1969.


Meyerkord was decommissioned on 14 December 1991 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 11 January 1995. Meyerkord was sold for scrapping, with dismantling beginning on 15 December 2001.


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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