Ship’s Statistics

Name: USS McCandless
Namesake: Commodore Byron McCandless (5 September 1881 – 30 May 1967) and Admiral Bruce McCandless I (12 August 1911 – 24 January 1968)
Ordered: 25 August 1966
Builder: Avondale Shipyard, Westwego, Louisiana
Laid down: 4 June 1970
Launched: 20 March 1971
Completed: 1972
Commissioned: 18 March 1972
Decommissioned: 6 May 1994
In service: 1972
Out of service: 1994
Struck: 11 January 1995
Identification: DE-1084/FF-1084/FFT-1084
Motto: Illumino Marem
Nickname: The Mac
Fate: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) Section 516, Southern Region Amendment, to Turkey 2 February 2002

Class and type: Knox-class Frigate
Displacement: 3,195 tons (4,175 full load)
Length: 438 ft (134 m)
Beam: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
Draft: 24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)
Installed power: Two CE 1200psi boilers
35,000 shp (26,000 kW)

Propulsion: One Westinghouse geared turbine
One shaft

Speed: over 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)
Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 18 officers, 267 enlisted
Sensors and processing systems:
AN/SPS-40 Air Search Radar
AN/SPS-67 Surface Search Radar
AN/SQS-26CX Sonar
AN/SQS-35 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
Aviation facilities: Helipad, Hangar Bay