USS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27)
USS MAHLON S. TISDALE (FFG-27) underway during PACEX '89
|Namesake:||Vice Admiral Mahlon S. Tisdale|
|Ordered:||23 January 1978|
|Builder:||Todd Pacific Shipyards Los Angeles Division,
San Pedro, California
|Laid down:||19 March 1980|
|Launched:||7 February 1981|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Kenneth J. Sanger (daughter of Vice Admiral Tisdale)|
|Acquired:||22 October 1982|
|Commissioned:||27 November 1982|
|Decommissioned:||27 September 1996|
|Struck:||20 February 1998|
|Homeport:||San Diego, California (former)|
|Motto:||"Honneur - Patrie - Valeur"
(Honor - Heritage - Value)
|Fate:||Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP)|
TCG Gökçeada (F-494) in the Black Sea, 14th July 2005.
|Name:||TCG Gökçeada (F 494)|
|Acquired:||5 April 1999|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2015[update]|
|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|
|AN/SPS-49 air-search radar
AN/SPS-55 surface-search radar
CAS and STIR fire-control radar
|Aircraft carried:||1 × SH-2F LAMPS I|
USS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27), nineteenth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Vice Admiral Mahlon Street Tisdale (1890–1972). Ordered from Todd Shipyards, San Pedro, California, on 23 January 1978 as part of the FY78 program, Mahlon S. Tisdale was laid down on 19 March 1980, launched on 7 February 1981, and commissioned on 27 November 1982.
Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy.
TCG Gökçeada (F 494)
Decommissioned on 27 September 1996 and stricken on 20 February 1998, she was transferred to Turkey on 5 April 1999 as that nation's TCG Gökçeada (F 494). As of 2013, she is still in active service.
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