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USS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27)
USS Mahlon S Tisdale FFG-27
USS Mahlon S Tisdale (FFG-27)
Career ((US))
Ordered: 23 January 1978
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards Los Angeles Division,
San Pedro, California
Laid down: 19 March 1980
Launched: 7 February 1981
Acquired: 22 October 1982
Commissioned: 27 November 1982
Decommissioned: 27 September 1996
Struck: 20 February 1998
Homeport: San Diego, California (former)
Fate: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP)
Career (Turkey) Turkish Navy Ensign
Name: TCG Gökçeada (F 494)
Namesake: Gökçeada
Acquired: 5 April 1999
Status: in active service, as of 2022
General characteristics
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)
  • 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 Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27), nineteenth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, 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.

TCG Gökçeada (F 494)

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 2013, she is still in active service.


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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