USS MAHLON S. TISDALE was the 19th OLIVER HAZARD PERRY class guided missile frigate and was homeported in San Diego, Calif.
After being decommissioned the frigate was given to the Turkish Navy on April 5, 1999, and was renamed G÷KCEADA.
USS MAHLON S. TISDALE was the first ship in the Navy named after Vice Admiral Mahlon S. Tisdale who earned two Navy Crosses along with the Legion of Merit and Distinguished Service Medal for service in both World Wars.
Living up to its motto, "Honor, Country, Courage," TISDALE participated in four Western Pacific/Indian Ocean/Arabian Gulf deployments from 1984 to 1996; five counter-drug out-of-area operations from 1985 to 1995; Operation RIMPAC in 1984 and 1988; Operation PACEX 89; and multiple fleet and joint task force exercises, winning numerous awards throughout the years.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: January 23, 1978|
|Keel laid: March 19, 1980|
|Launched: February 7, 1981|
|Commissioned: November 27, 1982|
|Decommissioned: September 27, 1996|
|Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards Co., Los Angeles Division, San Pedro, Ca.|
|Propulsion system: two General Electric LM 2500 gas turbines, two 350 Horsepower Electric Drive Auxiliary Propulsion Units|
|Blades on each Propeller: five|
|Length: 445 feet (133.5 meters)|
|Beam: 45 feet (13.5 meters)|
|Draft: 24,6 feet (7.5 meters)|
|Displacement: 4,100 tons|
|Speed: 28+ knots|
|Aircraft: one SH-2F (LAMPS 1)|
|Armament: one Mk 13 guided missile launcher (36 Standard (MR) and 4 Harpoon missiles), one Mk 75 76mm/62 caliber rapid firing gun, MK 32 ASW torpedo tubes (two triple mounts), one Phalanx CIWS|
|Crew: 17 Officers and 198 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS MAHLON S. TISDALE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
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