USS Knox (DE-1052/FF-1052) was the prototype and lead ship in a new
class of destroyer escorts in the United States Navy. She was the
second ship to be named for Commodore Dudley Wright Knox.
Knox was laid down 5 October 1965, by Todd Pacific Shipyards,
Seattle, Washington; launched 19 November 1966; sponsored by Mrs.
Peter A. Sturtevant, granddaughter of Commodore Knox; and was
commissioned on 12 April 1969 with Commander William A. Lamm in
Knox performed search and rescue operations and provided evacuation,
blockade, and surveillance support, when necessary, for the Pacific
Fleet. In April 1975 Knox participated in Operation Eagle Pull, the
evacuation of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Knox was re-designated a frigate
on 30 June 1975 as FF-1052.
Decommissioned on 14 February 1992, Knox was stricken from the Naval
Vessel Register on 11 January 1995. NAVSEA temporarily placed the
Knox on the donation hold list but removed her from the list around
Knox was sunk as a target off Guam during an exercise on 7 August