USS Gallup (PGM-85)
|Namesake:||Gallup, New Mexico|
|Builder:||Tacoma Boatbuilding Company|
|Laid down:||27 April 1964|
|Launched:||15 June 1965|
|Acquired:||21 October 1966|
|Commissioned:||22 October 1966|
|Decommissioned:||31 January 1977|
|Struck:||9 October 1984|
|Motto:||Have Guns Will Travel|
|Displacement:||240 tons (full load)|
|Length:||165 ft (50 m)|
|Beam:||24 ft (7.3 m)|
|Draught:||9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)|
|Propulsion:||gas turbine engines|
The third U.S. Navy ship to be named Gallup and the second to be named for Gallup, New Mexico, was laid down 27 April 1964 by Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Inc., Tacoma, Washington; launched 15 June 1965; sponsored by Mrs. Goodwin Chase; and commissioned 22 October 1966, Lt. William T. Spane, Jr., in command.
Pacific Ocean operations
From October 1966 until February 1967, the motor gunboat conducted shakedown operations under Commander Amphibious Group 3 off the U.S. West Coast as far north as Juan de Fuca. On 28 March 1967 Gallup was reclassified PG-85. She served as a patrol and surveillance craft in the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Vietnam War operations
Gallup was decommissioned 31 January 1977 and struck from the Navy List on 9 October 1984. She was eventually scrapped in 2007.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.