USS Flatley (FFG-21) was the thirteenth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates. She was the first ship of the U.S. Navy to be named for Vice Admiral James H. Flatley (1906–1958), a leading Naval Aviation tactician from World War II who flew the Grumman F4F Wildcat in the Battle of Coral Sea and subsequently commanded the VF-10 Grim Reapers taking them into combat for the first time.
An aerial port bow view of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Flatley executing a starboard turn.
|Namesake:||Vice Admiral James H. Flatley|
|Ordered:||28 February 1977|
|Builder:||Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine|
|Laid down:||13 November 1979|
|Launched:||15 May 1980|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Dorothy M. Flatley, widow of Vice Admiral Flatley|
|Acquired:||8 May 1981|
|Commissioned:||20 June 1981|
|Decommissioned:||11 May 1996|
|Homeport:||Naval Station Mayport|
|Fate:||Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP)|
|Struck:||10 October 2001|
TCG Gemlik in Rota, Cádiz.
|Namesake:||District of Gemlik|
|Acquired:||27 August 1998|
|Status:||in active service|
|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)|
|Draft:||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 |
|Electronic warfare |
|Aircraft carried:||1 × SH-2F LAMPS I|
Ordered from Bath Iron Works on 28 February 1977 as part of the FY77 program, Flatley's keel was laid down on 13 November 1979. She was launched on 15 May 1980, and commissioned on 20 June 1981. Decommissioned on 11 May 1996, she was sold to Turkey on 27 August 1998.
TCG Gemlik (F 492)
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