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USS Reid (FFG-30)

USS Reid (FFG-30), twenty-second ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Sailing Master Samuel Chester Reid (1783-1861).

Ordered from Todd Shipyards, San Pedro, California on 23 January 1978 as part of the FY78 program, Reid was laid down 8 October 1980, launched 27 June 1981, and commissioned 19 February 1983.

On 18 August 1991, Reid made the first shots of Operation Desert Shield when she fired across the bow of an Iraqi tanker who had refused to change course when ordered.

Decommissioned and stricken 25 September 1998, she was transferred to Turkey 5 January 1999 as that nation's TCG Gelibolu (F 493).

See USS Reid for other Navy ships of the same name.