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USS Robert E. Peary (FF-1073)
USS Robert E. Peary (FF-1073) San Francisco
USS Robert E. Peary (FF-1073)
Career (US)
Ordered: 22 July 1964
Builder: Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, Seattle, Washington
Laid down: 20 December 1970
Launched: 23 June 1971
Acquired: 11 August 1972
Commissioned: 23 September 1972
Decommissioned: 7 August 1992
Struck: 11 January 1995
Fate: Transferred to Taiwan as Chi Yang (FF-932)
General characteristics
Class & type: Knox-class frigate
Displacement: 3,213 tons (4,194 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
AN/SQR-18 Towed array sonar system
AN/SQS-35 Towed Body Sonar
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, replaced by Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft carried: one SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter

The USS Robert E. Peary (FF-1073) was a Knox class frigate. The third US Navy warship ship named for Robert E. Peary was laid down 20 December 1970 by the Lockheed Ship Building and Drydock Company at Seattle, Washington; launched 26 June 1971; sponsored by Miss Josephine Peary; and commissioned 23 September 1972, Comdr. Charles Beasley, USN, in command.

Following two months of miscellaneous tests and trials along the northern Pacific coast of the United States, she steamed into her home port at Long Beach, California, 8 November. Robert E. Peary remained in the Long Beach area for one year exactly, departing for WestPac 9 November 1973 and arriving in Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, ten days later.

Robert E. Peary was decommissioned on 7 August 1992, struck from the navy list on 11 November 1995 and transferred to the Republic of China. As of 2005, the destroyer escort serves in the Taiwanese navy as Chi Yang (Chinese language: 濟陽).

USS Peary as seen from the Starboard side of the USS Truxtun Circa 1991 in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Storm
USS Peary as ROCS Chi Yang (FF-932) in Keelung, Taiwan, 2012


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