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USS Sides (FFG-14)

USS Sides (FFG-14), eighth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Admiral John H. Sides (died 1978). Ordered from Todd Shipyards, San Pedro, CA on 27 February 1976 as part of the FY76 program, Sides was laid down 7 August 1978, launched 19 May 1979, and commissioned 30 May 1981. Decommissioned 28 February 2003, Sides is currently laid up in reserve at Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility Bremerton, WA.

Sides (FFG-14) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy.

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