USS MAHLON S. TISDALE
Guided Missile Frigate
"HONNEUR PATRIE VALEUR"
SIZE: 5" X 4"
USS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27), nineteenth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class of guided missile frigates in the United States Navy, was named for Vice Admiral Mahlon Street Tisdale (1890–1972). Ordered from Todd Shipyards, San Pedro, California, on 23 January 1978 as part of the FY78 program, Mahlon S. Tisdale was laid down on 19 March 1980, launched on 7 February 1981, and commissioned on 27 November 1982. Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy. Decommissioned on 27 September 1996 and stricken on 20 February 1998, she was transferred to Turkey on 5 April 1999 as that nation's TCG Gökçeada (F 494). As of 2011, she is still in active service.
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