USS John A. Moore

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USS John A. Moore FFG-19.
USS John A Moore (FFG-19)
United States
Name: John A. Moore
Namesake: Commander John Anderson Moore
Ordered: 28 February 1977
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards, Los Angeles Division, San Pedro, California
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)
Motto: "Never Give In"
Fate: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP)
Badge: FFG-19 COA.png
TCG Gediz (F-495).
TCG Gediz (F-495) in Istanbul 2009
Name: Gediz
Namesake: District of Gediz, Kütahya
Identification: F 495
Status: in active service
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)
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:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
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 Pacific Shipyards, Los Angeles Division, San Pedro, California 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 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 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.


In other media[edit]

On the TV show MacGyver Season 1, Episode 11, the ship is visible in the opening scene, at the outfitting pier of Todd Pacific shipyard, along with two other FFG 7 ships under construction.

On the TV show JAG the ship was used multiple times. It was used in season 3 episode "Tiger, Tiger", where the ship 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).

In the TV show NCIS Episode 24 in Season 3 the ship is seen listed on a video monitor as FFG-19 when the Cape Fear Container Ship blows up.


  1. ^ "USS John A. Moore (FFG 19)". Retrieved April 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ "TCG Gediz sets sail for Far East". April 3, 2015. 

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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