|USS John A. Moore (FFG-19)|
USS John A Moore (FFG-19)
|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)|
|Fate:||Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP)|
|Name:||TCG Gediz (F 495)|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2020[update]|
|Displacement:||4,100 long tons (4,200 t), full load|
|Length:||453 feet (138 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 |
|Electronic warfare |
|Aircraft carried:||2 × SH-60 LAMPS III helicopters|
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 | edit source]
Decommissioned and stricken on 1 September 2000, she was transferred to Turkey as that nation's TCG Gediz (F 495). As of 2011, she is still active in service of the Turkish Navy.
In other media[edit | edit source]
On the television show JAG (season 3 episode "Tiger, Tiger"), the USS John A. Moore (FFG-19) played the part of a fictional frigate USS Stockdale (FFG-62).
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