USS John A. Moore (FFG-19)
, eleventh ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class
of guided-missile frigates, was named for Commander John A. 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 19 September 1978, launched 20 October 1979, and commissioned 14 November 1981. Decommissioned and stricken 1 September 2000, she was transferred to Turkey the same day as that nation's TCG Gediz (F 495)[?]
John A. Moore (FFG-19) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy.
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