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USS Gallery (FFG 26)


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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3) - National Defense Service Medal
Second Row: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ 1 star - Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 1 star - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)


"Manu Forti"
(With A Strong Hand)
Specifications:
Class: Oliver Hazard Perry (Short Hull, As Built)
Type: SCB No. 201 / 1973 - 1978
Number in Class: 25 (7, 9 - 16, 19 - 34)
Displacement: 3109 tons (std), 3993 tons (full)
Length: 408' (wl), 445' (oa)
Beam: 45.4' (extreme)
Draft: 24' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 GE LM 2500 gas turbine engines; 41,000 shp; 1 shaft, cp propeller, 325 hp retractable propeller pods
Speed: 29 kts
Range: 4,500 nm @ 20 knots, 5400 nm @ 16 knots
Complement: 13 / 206 (includes 19 man air detachment)
Missiles: 1-Mk 13 Mod 4 launcher, 4-SSM McDonnell-Douglas Harpoon missiles, 36-GDC-Pomona Standard SM-1MR missiles
Guns: 1 OTO Melara Mk 75 3"/62 cal., 1 Vulcan Phalanx CIS, 4-.50 cal. MGs
ASW Weapons: 6-324mm Mk 32 (2 triple) tubes / Mk 46 torpedoes
Radars: AN/SPS-55 (surface), AN/SPS-49(V)214 (air)
Sonars: AN/SQS-56, AN/SQR-19 TACTAS (Towed Array)
Elec. Warfare: SLQ-25 Nixie System, SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Countermeasures System
Fire Control Systems: 1 Mk13 Weapon-Direction System, 1 Mk92 weapons FCS, 1 modified SPG-60 STIR radar (Separate Target Illumination Radar)
Helicopter: 1 - SH-2 LAMPS Helicopter
Gallery (FFG 26) Building and Operational Data:
  • 28 February 1977: Building contract awarded to Bath Iron Works Corp.
  • 17 May 1979: Keel laid by the Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Me.
  • 20 December 1980: Launched and christened, co-sponsored by Mrs. Philip D. Gallery and Mrs. Daniel V. Gallery
  • 05 December 1981: Commissioned at Bath, Cmdr. Norman S. Scott in command, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 8 at Mayport, Fla.
  • 08 May 1996: Decommissioned after 14.5 years of service
  • 18 September 1996: Struck from the NVR
  • 26 September 1997: Leased to Egypt, renamed Taba (F916)
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    Gallery 86k Artist's conception of Gallery by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett, with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company, Navy Yard Associates, offers prints of most destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL the guided missile frigates ARE available. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource. Navy Yard Associates
    Gallery 122k 17 May 1980: Bath, Me. - Standing behind the Bath Iron Works sign during the keel laying ceremony for the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS Gallery (FFG 26) are, from left to right, H. M. Stupinski, Capt. D. M. Stembel, John F. Sullivan Jr., president of Bath Iron Works; Adm. Thomas B. Hayward, chief of naval operations; Capt. C. L. Mull, and W. E. Haggett. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-04439 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the Defense Visual Information Center) Navsource
    Gallery 110k 20 December 1980: Bath, Me. - A port bow view of Gallery on the ways prior to launching. A partially completed guided missile frigate is on the right. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-04537 by JO1 Peter Sundberg from the DVIC)
    Gallery 81k 20 December 1980: Bath, Me. - Co-sponsors Mrs. Philip D. Gallery, left center, and Mrs. Daniel V. Gallery, right center, pose for a photograph with other distinguished guests during the launching of Gallery. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-04538 by JO1 Peter Sundberg from the DVIC)
    Gallery 107k 20 December 1980: Bath, Me. - Mrs. Daniel V. Gallery, co-sponsor, breaks a bottle of champagne across the bow of Gallery) at the conclusion of the launching ceremony. Mrs. Philip D. Gallery, co-sponsor, is standing in the background. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04294 by JO1 Peter Sundberg from the DVIC)
    Gallery 97k 20 December 1980: Bath, Me. - Mrs. Philip D. Gallery, co-sponsor, breaks a bottle of champagne across the bow of Gallery at the conclusion of the launching ceremony. Mrs. Daniel V. Gallery, co-sponsor, is standing in the background. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04295 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    Gallery 127k 20 December 1980: Bath, Me. - A bow view of Gallery being launched. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-04543 by JO1 Peter Sundberg from the DVIC)
    Gallery 125k 20 December 1980: Bath, Me. - A port bow view of Gallery just after its launching at Bath Iron Works. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-07300 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    ***Clark*** 135k 10 February 1981: Bath, Me. - An elevated bow view of Gallery, left, at 70 percent completion. Moored to the left, under construction, is the guided missile frigate USS Jack Williams (FFG 24) and to the right, the USS Clark (FFG 11). (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-04581 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    ***Clark*** 142k 10 February 1981: Bath, Me. - A stern view of Gallery, right, at 70 percent completion. Moored to the right, under construction, is the guided missile frigate USS Jack Williams (FFG 24) and to the left, the USS Clark (FFG 11). (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-04582 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    ***Clark*** 138k 10 February 1981: Bath, Me. - Elevated bow view of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS Jack Williams (FFG 24), center, at 80 percent completion. On the left is Gallery. The USS Clark (FFG 11) is on the right and in the background is the USS Flatley (FFG 21). (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-04497 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    ***Clark*** 128k 10 February 1981: Bath, Me. - Elevated stern view of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS Jack Williams (FFG 24), center, at 80 percent completion. On the right is Gallery and the USS Clark (FFG 11) is on the left. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-04498 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    Gallery 121k 29 October 1981: off Bath, Me. - Aerial port bow view of Gallery heading for the coast of Maine. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04312 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    Gallery 102k 29 October 1981: off Bath, Me. - Aerial port quarter view of Gallery heading for the coast of Maine. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04299 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    Gallery 165k 29 October 1981: off Bath, Me. - Aerial starboard bow view of Gallery heading for the coast of Maine. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04304 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    Gallery 154k 29 October 1981: off Bath, Me. - Aerial starboard bow view of Gallery heading for the coast of Maine. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04318 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    Gallery 120k 29 October 1981: off Bath, Me. - Aerial starboard bow view of Gallery heading for the coast of Maine. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04425 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    Gallery 131k 29 October 1981: off Bath, Me. - Port bow view of Gallery off the coast of Maine. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04302 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    Gallery 170k 29 October 1981: off Bath, Me. - Starboard quarter view of Gallery off the coast of Maine. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04323 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    Gallery 351k 29 October 1981: off Bath, Me. - A port bow view of Gallery underway off the coast of Maine. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04320 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC) Robert Hurst
    Gallery 179k 5 December 1981: Bath, Me. - Elevated starboard side view of Gallery prior to its commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-04293 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC) Navsource
    Gallery 91k 5 December 1981: Bath, Me. - Guests attend the commissioning of USS Gallery (FFG 26). (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-04552 by PH2 Jay K. McIntosh from the DVIC)
    Gallery 104k 5 December 1981: Bath, Me. - Distinguished guests wait for the commissioning ceremony to begin. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-04511 by PH2 E.G. Nocciolo from the DVIC)
    Gallery 96k 5 December 1981: Bath, Me. - A U.S. Marine Corps color guard displays the colors during the commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-04506 by PH2 E.G. Nocciolo from the DVIC)
    Gallery 104k 5 December 1981: Bath, Me. - Ship's officers and crew members stand in formation during the ship's commissioning. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-04564 by PH2 Jay K. McIntosh from the DVIC)
    Gallery 84k 5 December 1981: Bath, Me. - Crew members of Gallery marching in for the ship's commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-04559 by PH2 Jay K. McIntosh from the DVIC)
    Gallery 72k 5 December 1981: Bath, Me. - Crew members of Gallery man the ship during the ship's commissioning. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-04563 by PH2 Jay K. McIntosh from the DVIC)
    Gallery 135k circa 1982-1983: USS Gallery (FFG 26) underway in the Caribbean Sea shadowing a Soviet Kresta II class cruiser (center) and the Boris Chilikin class replenishment ship Ivan Bubnov (background). (U.S. Navy Photo, Naval Photographic Center, DPC #83-06903, photographer unknown) DCC(SS/SW) David Johnston, USN
    Navy Operational Support Center
    Brunswick, Maine
    Gallery 143k 16 September 1991: Genoa, Italy - Gallery underway slowly in the harbor while on a visit to the Italian port. Carlo Martinelli
    Gallery 79k 4 January 1992: Mayport, Fla. - Gallery lies tied up to the pier among several other ships at the naval station. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-92-04781 by OS2 John Bouvia from the DVIC) Navsource
    Gallery 64k 14 August 1993: at sea - The last operational SH-2F Sea Sprite helicopter lands aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 32 (HSL-32) helicopter is stationed aboard Gallery. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-94-00469 by PHAN Matt McKernan from the DVIC)

    Gallery Memorabilia
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    Gallery
    Courtesy of
    Mike Smolinski
    Cruise Patch
    Gallery
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    Mike Smolinski

    Gallery History
    Note: History is unavailable at this time. This class of ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project.

    Gallery's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 05 Dec. 1981 - 14 Mar. 1984Cmdr. Norman Stuart Scott (Redmond, Ore.)
    2.) 14 Mar. 1984 - 23 May 1986Cmdr. David William Mattis
    3.) 23 May 1986 - 16 Jun. 1988Cmdr. Keith Howard Larson (Redmond, Ore.)
    4.) 16 Jun. 1988 - 20 Apr. 1990Cmdr. Patrick John Slattery
    5.) 20 Apr. 1990 - 23 Sep. 1991Cmdr. Jeffery A. Hutchison
    6.) 23 Sep. 1991 - 21 May 1993Cmdr. Patrick Thomas Cassidy (Norfolk, Va.)
    7.) 21 May 1993 - 16 Mar. 1995Cmdr. Ralph Miller (Rick) Rikard, Jr.
    8.) 16 Mar. 1995 - 14 Jun. 1996Cmdr. Bruce A. Rasmussen

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    None
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    Additional Resources

    Tin Can Sailors
    The U.S. Navy Memorial
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    USS Gallery Page on Military.Com Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Gallery

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