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USS Lewis B. Puller (FFG-23)

USS Lewis B. Puller (FFG-23), fifteenth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Marine Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller (1898-1971). Ordered from Todd Shipyards, San Pedro, CA on 28 February 1977 as part of the FY77 program, Lewis B. Puller was laid down 23 May 1979, launched 15 March 1980, and commissioned 17 April 1982. Decommissioned and stricken 18 September 1998, she was transferred to Egypt the same day as that nation's Toushka (F 906)[?].

Lewis B. Puller (FFG-23) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy.

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