Allied Warships

USS Frank Knox (DD 742)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 742 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down8 May 1944 
Launched17 Sep 1944 
Commissioned11 Dec 1944 
End serviceJan 1971 

Reclassified as DDR-742 on 18 March 1949.
Reverted back to DD-742 on 1 January 1969.
Decommissioned in January 1971.
Stricken 30 January 1971.
Transferred to Greece 23 January 1971 being renamed Themistocles.
Themistocles was stricken in 1992 and sunk 11 September 2001 during an exercise, by a torpedo from the Greek submarine Nereus.


Commands listed for USS Frank Knox (DD 742)

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1T/Cdr. Joel Clarence Ford, Jr., USN11 Dec 194410 Jul 1946

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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