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USS Estocin (FFG-15)

USS Estocin (FFG-15), ninth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Captain John Michael Estocin (1931-1967). Ordered from Bath Iron Works on 27 February 1976 as part of the FY76 program, Estocin was laid down 2 April 1979, launched 3 November 1979, and commissioned 10 January 1981. Decommissioned and stricken 4 April 2003, Estocin was on the same day transferred to Turkey as that nation's TCG Gosku (F 497).

Estocin (FFG-15) was the first ship of that name in the US Navy.