Because of uncertainties regarding their survivability outside of the anti-air umbrella of a battle group, Knox-class frigates are usually thought to be best employed only in an antisubmarine role in support of a battle group in a major theater of operations. A different, offensively oriented sea denial concept for their employment is offered here.
Speer, James W.
"The Knox (FF-1052)-Class Frigate in an Independent Surface Action Group Role: FF-1052 Wolfpack,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 34
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol34/iss4/4