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USS Cook (FF-1083)
USS Cook (FF-1083) underway
USS Cook (FF-1083)
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Ordered: 25 August 1966
Builder: Avondale Shipyard, Bridge City, Louisiana
Laid down: 20 March 1970
Launched: 23 January 1971
Acquired: 9 December 1971
Commissioned: 18 December 1971
Decommissioned: 30 April 1992
Struck: 11 January 1995
Motto: Above All Duty
Fate: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred to Taiwan 29 September 1999
General characteristics
Class & type: Knox-class frigate
Displacement: 3,201 tons (4,182 full load)
Length: 438 ft (134 m)
Beam: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
Draught: 24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)
  • two CE 1200 psi boilers
  • one Westinghouse geared turbine
  • one shaft, 35,000 SHP (26 MW)
Speed: over 27 knots
Complement: 18 officers, 267 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
AN/SLQ-32 Electronics Warfare System
Aircraft carried: one SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter

The USS Cook (FF-1083) was a Knox class frigate built for the United States Navy by Avondale Shipyard, Bridge City, Louisiana. Her keel was laid 20 March 1970, she was launched 23 January 1971 and delivered 9 December 1971. Cook was commissioned 18 December 1971 and decommissioned 30 April 1992. She was struck 11 January 1995 and disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), and transferred to Taiwan 29 September 1999. She is currently serving the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) as the Hai-Yang (FFG-936) with additional re-modifications.

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