|USS Reid (FFG-30)|
USS Reid (FFG-30)
|Ordered:||23 January 1978|
|Builder:||Todd Pacific Shipyards, San Pedro|
|Laid down:||8 October 1980|
|Launched:||27 June 1981|
|Commissioned:||19 February 1983|
|Decommissioned:||25 September 1998|
|Fate:||transferred to Turkey, 1999|
|Name:||TCG Gelibolu (F 493)|
|Acquired:||5 January 1999|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2020[update]|
|Class & type:||Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate|
|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|
Ordered from Todd Pacific Shipyards, San Pedro, California on 23 January 1978 as part of the FY78 program, Reid was laid down on 8 October 1980, launched on 27 June 1981, and commissioned on 19 February 1983.
On on 18 August 1990, Reid fired the first shots of Operation Desert Shield when she fired across the bow of an Iraqi tanker who had refused to change course when ordered.
The Reid's unofficial nickname Reidski, used during the 1980s, came into use as the Reid found herself, more often than not, playing on the side of the "orange" team during fleet exercises.
TCG Gelibolu (F 493)[edit | edit source]
Decommissioned and stricken on 25 September 1998, she was transferred to Turkey on 5 January 1999 as that nation's TCG Gelibolu (F 493). As of 2011, she is still in active service.
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