USS John A. Moore (FFG-19)

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USS John A. Moore FFG-19.
USS John A Moore (FFG-19)
Career (US)
Name: USS John A. Moore
Namesake: John Anderson Moore
Ordered: 28 February 1977
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards, San Pedro
Laid down: 19 December 1978
Launched: 20 October 1979
Commissioned: 14 November 1981
Decommissioned: 1 September 2000
Struck: 1 September 2000
Homeport: San Diego, California (former)
Identification: Hull symbol:FFG-19
Motto: "Never Give In"
Fate: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP)
TCG Gediz (F-495).
TCG Gediz (F-495) in Istanbul 2009
Career (Turkey) Turkish Navy Ensign
Name: TCG Gediz (F 495)
Namesake: Gediz River
Status: in active service, as of 2015
General characteristics
Class and type: Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate
Displacement: 4,100 long tons (4,200 t), full load
Length: 445 feet (136 m), overall
Beam: 45 feet (14 m)
Draught: 22 feet (6.7 m)
Propulsion: 2 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines generating 41,000 shp (31 MW) through a single shaft and variable pitch propeller
2 × Auxiliary Propulsion Units, 350 hp (260 kW) retractable electric azimuth thrusters for maneuvering and docking.
Speed: over 29 knots (54 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nautical miles at 18 knots (9,300 km at 33 km/h)
Complement: 15 officers and 190 enlisted, plus SH-60 LAMPS detachment of roughly six officer pilots and 15 enlisted maintainers
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-49 air-search radar
AN/SPS-55 surface-search radar
CAS and STIR fire-control radar
AN/SQS-56 sonar.
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
Armament: As built:
Note: As of 2004, Mk 13 systems removed from all active US vessels of this class.
Aircraft carried: 1 × SH-2F LAMPS I[1]

USS John A. Moore (FFG-19), eleventh ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Commander John Anderson Moore (1910–1944). Ordered from Todd Shipyards, San Pedro, CA on 28 February 1977 as part of the FY77 program, John A. Moore was laid down on 19 September 1978, launched on 20 October 1979, and commissioned on 14 November 1981.

John A. Moore (FFG-19) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy. The namesake was commanding officer of the submarine USS Grayback (SS-208) in 1943 and 1944. Cdr. Moore received three awards of the Navy Cross during his command, the last posthumously after the Grayback was sunk in February 1944.

TCG Gediz (F 495)[edit]

Decommissioned and stricken on 1 September 2000, she was transferred to Turkey as that nation's TCG Gediz (F 495). As of 2015,[2] she is still active in the service of the Turkish Navy.

TCG Gediz (F495), former USS John A. Moore

In other media[edit]

On the television show JAG the ship was used multiple times. It was used in season 3 episode "Tiger, Tiger", where USS John A. Moore played the part of a fictional frigate USS Stockdale (FFG-62). In the season 5, episode 7 "Rogue" the ship played the fictional frigate USS Ellyson (FFG-19).


  1. ^ "USS John A. Moore (FFG 19)". Retrieved April 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ Gediz sets sail for Far East

This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.

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