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USS John A. Moore (FFG-19)
USS John A. Moore FFG-19.
USS John A Moore (FFG-19)
Career (US)
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)
Career (Turkey) Turkish Navy Ensign
Name: TCG Gediz (F 495)
Namesake: Gediz River
Status: in active service, as of 2022
General characteristics
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)
  • 2 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines generating 41,000 shp (31 MW) through a single shaft and variable pitch propeller
  • 2 × Auxiliary Propulsion Units, 350 hp (260 kW) retractable electric azimuth thrusters for maneuvering and docking.
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
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
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)

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.

TCG Gediz (F495), former USS John A. Moore

In other media

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).


This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.

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