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USS Leslie L. B. Knox (DE 580)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - T - P - K
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 3 stars
Second Row: World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/ 1 star

Class: Rudderow
Type: TEV (turbo-electric drive, long hull, 5" guns)
Displacement: 1,450 tons (light), 1,810 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 13' 9" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 CE boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 5,050 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 Mk30, 4 - 40mm Mk1 AA (2x2), 10 x 20mm/70 Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (230 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors (40), 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks (60)
Complement: 12 / 192
Leslie L.B. Knox (DE 580) Building and Operational Data:
  • 07 November 1943: Keel laid at the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, Mass.
  • 08 January 1944: Launched and christened, by Mrs. Louise Kennedy Knox, widow of Lt.(jg.) Knox
  • 22 March 1944: Commissioned at Hingham, Mass., Lt. J. A. Moffett, USNR, in command
  • 15 June 1946: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 2 years and 3 months of service
  • 15 January 1972: Struck from the NVR
  • 13 June 1973: Sold for scrapping
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    Leslie L. B. Knox 17k Undated Wartime Image Diane M. (Shover) DeMore
    Leslie L. B. Knox 80k Undated Wartime Image: Leslie L. B. Knox at sea. The ship is painted in measure MS22 camouflage color scheme.

    (National Archives Photo)
    Mike Green
    Port Angeles, Wash.
    Leslie L. B. Knox 299k Undated Wartime Image, date/location unknown: A view of Leslie L. B. Knox at speed. Note Mount 51 is trained on the photographer's platform.

    (U.S. Navy photo from the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.; courtesy of  Chris Wright)
    Ed Zajkowski
    Narvon, Pa.

    Leslie L. B. Knox History
    View the USS Leslie L. B. Knox (DE 580) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Leslie L. B. Knox's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 22 Mar. 1944 .. Aug. 1945Lt. James A. Moffett, USNR (Comm. CO)
    2.) .. Aug. 1945 .. .... ....Lt. J. M. Flowers, USNR
    3.) .. .... .... 15 Jun. 1946Lt.(jg) Henry M. Tribble, USNR

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