FF-1066 General Specifications
Class: Knox-class frigate
Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted
Displacement: 3229 tons
Length: 438 feet
Beam: 46 feet 9 inches
Draft: 24 feet 9 in
Range: 4 500 nautical miles
Final Disposition: Sold to Mexico renamed ARM Abasolo
USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF-1066)
Marvin Shields (DD‑1066) was laid down 12 April
1968 by Todd Shipyard Corp., Seattle, Wash.; launching is scheduled for late
1969; she is to be cosponsored by Mrs. Victoria Cassalery and Mrs. Richard A.
Bennett; and is scheduled to commission in 1970.
[Note: The above USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF-1066) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS MARVIN SHIELDS (FF-1066), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]