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USS Moinester (FF-1097)
USS Moinester (FF-1097) underway
USS Moinester (FF-1097)
Career (United States) Flag of the United States.svg
Name: USS Moinester (FF-1097)
Ordered: 25 August 1966
Builder: Avondale Shipyard, Westwego, Louisiana
Yard number: 1165
Laid down: 25 August 1972
Launched: 12 May 1973
Acquired: 17 October 1974
Commissioned: 2 November 1974
Decommissioned: 28 July 1994
Motto: Mare est vita Mea
The Sea is My Life
Fate: Transferred to Egypt, 28 June 1994
Career (Egypt) Naval Ensign of Egypt.svg
Name: Rasheed (F966)
Status: in active service, as of 2007[1]
General characteristics
Class & type: Knox-class frigate
Displacement: 3,011 tons (3,877 full load)
Length: 438 ft (134 m)
Beam: 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m)
Draught: 24 ft 9 in (7.54 m)
Propulsion: 2 × CE 1200psi boilers
1 Westinghouse geared turbine
1 shaft, 35,000 SHP (26 MW)
Speed: over 27 knots
Complement: 18 officers, 267 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-40 Air Search Radar
AN/SPS-67 Surface Search Radar
AN/SQS-26 Sonar
AN/SQR-18 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
Aircraft carried: one SH-2 Seasprite (LAMPS I) helicopter

The USS Moinester (FF-1097) was a Knox class frigate. It was propelled by one Westinghouse steam turbine with a total of 35,000 shp. It was decommissioned and sold to the Egyptian Navy and the Moinester became the Egyptian frigate Rasheed (F966). As of 2015, Rasheed remained active in the Egyptian Navy.[1]

Moinester was the only ship of the Knox class with a dehydrator unit installed on her reduction gears.

Awards, Citations and Campaign RibbonsEdit

Joint Meritorious Unit Award ribbon Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Navy Unit Commendation ribbon Navy Unit Commendation
NavyE Navy "E" Ribbon (4)
National Defense Service Medal ribbon National Defense Service Medal
AFEMRib Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Humanitarian Service ribbon Humanitarian Service Ribbon
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Special Operations Service Ribbon Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wertheim, Eric, ed (2007). "Egypt". The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems (15th ed.). Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. p. 172. ISBN 978-1-59114-955-2. OCLC 140283156. 

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