|USS Taylor (FFG-50)|
USS Taylor (FFG-50) refuels from USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
|Namesake:||Commander Jesse J. Taylor|
|Builder:||Bath Iron Works|
|Laid down:||May 5, 1983|
|Launched:||November 5, 1983|
|Commissioned:||December 1, 1984|
|Maiden voyage:||January 1984 Bath ME to Norfolk VA|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2021[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)|
|Draft:||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 Taylor (FFG-50), an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, is a ship of the United States Navy named for Commander Jesse J. Taylor (1925–1965), a naval aviator who was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously for his heroism in the Vietnam War.
Taylor's keel was laid down by Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine, on May 5, 1983. She was launched November 5, 1983, and commissioned December 1, 1984 in Bath Maine.
TAYLOR was homeported in Charleston, SC from 1985-1993. The ship deployed to Northern Europe as part of the Standing Naval Forces, Atlantic (STANAVFORLANT) in 1987 and the Persian Gulf in 1988 and 1990. Participated in Operation Earnest Will. In 1993, the TAYLOR changed homeport to Mayport, FL with the closing of Charleston Naval Station.
In August 2008 Taylor entered the Black Sea conducting a pre-planned routine visit to the Black Sea region to interact and exercise with NATO partners Romania and Bulgaria. It joined ships from Poland, Germany and Spain.
In December 2009, TAYLOR celebrated 25 years in Commission.
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- Tran, Mark (August 21, 2008). "Russia suspends military cooperation with Nato". Guardian. London. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/21/russia.nato. Retrieved August 21, 2008.
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