USS Mahlon S. Tisdale

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USS Mahlon S Tisdale FFG-27.jpg
USS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27) underway during PACEX '89
United States
Name: Mahlon S. Tisdale
Namesake: Vice Admiral Mahlon S. Tisdale
Ordered: 23 January 1978
Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards, Los Angeles Division, San Pedro, California, U.S.
Laid down: 19 March 1980
Launched: 7 February 1981
Sponsored by: Mrs. Kenneth J. Sanger (daughter of Mahlon Tisdale)
Acquired: 22 October 1982
Commissioned: 27 November 1982
Decommissioned: 27 September 1996
Struck: 20 February 1998
Homeport: NB San Diego, California, U.S.
  • "Honneur – Patrie – Valeur"
  • (Honor – Heritage – Value)
Fate: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP)
Badge: USS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27) COA.png
TCG Gökçeada (F-494)
TCG Gökçeada (F-494) in the Black Sea, 14 July 2005.
Name: Gökçeada
Namesake: District of Gökçeada
Acquired: 5 April 1999
Identification: F 494
Status: in active service
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate
Displacement: 4,100 long tons (4,200 t), full load
Length: 445 feet (136 m), overall
Beam: 45 feet (14 m)
Draught: 22 feet (6.7 m)
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: 1 × SH-2F LAMPS I[2]

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 Pacific Shipyards, Los Angeles Division, 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 U.S. Navy.

TCG Gökçeada (F 494)[edit]

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 2018, she is still in active service.


  1. ^ "USS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG 27)". Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  2. ^ "USS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG 27)". Retrieved 11 April 2015.

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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