FF-1073 General Specifications
Class: Knox-class frigate
Complement: 18 Officers and 267 Enlisted
Displacement: 3213 tons
Length: 438 feet
Beam: 46 feet 9 inches
Draft: 24 feet 9 in
Range: 4 500 nautical miles
Final Disposition: Transferred to Taiwan as Chi Yang (FF-932)
USS ROBERT E. PEARY (FF-1073)
The second Robert E.
Peary was laid down 20 December 1970 by the Lockheed Ship Building and
Drydock Company at Seattle, Washington; launched 26 June 1971; sponsored by
Miss Josephine Peary; and commissioned 23 September 1972, Comdr. Charles
Beasley, USN, in command.
Following two months of miscellaneous tests and trials along
the northern Pacific coast of the United States, she steamed into her home port
at Long Beach, Calif., 8 November. Robert
E. Peary remained in the Long Beach area for one year exactly, departing for WestPac 9 November 1973 and arriving in Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, ten days later.
Robert E. Peary was decommissioned on 7 August 1992, struck from the navy list on 11 November 1995 and transferred to the Republic of China. As of 2005, the destroyer escort serves in the Taiwanese navy as Chi Yang (932).
19 October 2005
[Note: The above USS ROBERT E. PEARY (FF-1073) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS ROBERT E. PEARY (FF-1073), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]