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USS Reid (FFG 30)


Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - S - C - R
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons




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


"Pride - Distinction - Honor"
Specifications:
Class: Oliver Hazard Perry (Short Hull, As Built)
Type: SCB No. 201 / 1973 - 1978
Number in Class: 25 (7, 9 - 34) / 26
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
Reid (FFG 30) Building and Operational Data:
  • 23 January 1978: Building contract awarded to the Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp.
  • 08 October 1980: Keel laid by the Todd Shipyard Corp. (Los Angeles Division), San Pedro, Cal.
  • 27 June 1981: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. William C. Abhau, her daughter Miss Elliot Abhau assisting. (Mrs. Abhau is the great-great granddaughter of Sailing Master Chester Reid)
  • 19 February 1983: Commissioned, Cmdr. Thomas J. Barnett in command, assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet at San Diego, Cal.
  • 25 September 1998: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 15.6 years of service, struck from the NVR same date
  • 05 January 1999: Sold to Turkey, renamed TCG Gelibolu (F-493)
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    Reid 86k Artist's conception of Reid 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
    Reid 84k Samuel Chester Reid was born in Norwich, Conn. on 24 August 1783 and entered the U.S. Navy in 1794. He served in Baltimore [sic; Constellation] with Commodore Truxton [sic; Truxtun] and in 1803 became master of the brig Merchanter. During the War of 1812 he commanded the privateer General Armstrong and at Fayal, Azores, in 1814 engaged gunboats from British men-of-war en route to Jamaica and New Orleans. Although eventually forced to scuttle and abandon his ship, Reid's action delayed the British squadron and aided General Jackson's defense of New Orleans. He was appointed master in the Navy in 1844 and died at New York 28 January 1861.

    USS Reid (FFG 30) (1983 - 1998) was the fourth ship named in his honor, she was preceded by DD21 (1909-1919), DD 292 (1919-1930), and DD 369 (1936-1944).
    Bill Gonyo
    Reid 166k 8 October 1980: San Pedro, Cal. - A view of the keel being laid for the guided missile frigate USS Reid (FFG 30) at Todd Pacific Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-83-11963 by Joseph Ernst from the Defense Visual Information Center) Navsource
    Reid 127k 8 October 1980: San Pedro, Cal. - Cdr David G. Kalb, supervisor of shipbuilding, right, certifies the keel of Reid during the ceremony at Todd-Pacific Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-83-11964 by Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from DVIC)
    Reid 151k 27 June 1981: San Pedro, Cal. - A starboard bow view of Reid on the ways during christening and launching ceremonies at the Todd-Pacific Shipyards Corp., Los Angeles Division. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-83-06376 by JO1 Lewis from DVIC)
    Reid 98k 27 June 1981: San Pedro, Cal. - A port bow view of Reid on the ways during christening and launching ceremonies at the Todd-Pacific Shipyards Corp., Los Angeles Division. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-83-06372 by JO1 Lewis from DVIC)
    Reid 144k 27 June 1981: San Pedro, Cal. - Sponsor Mrs. William C. Abhau (right) with her daughter Miss Elliot Abhau assisting, prepares to christen Reid during launch ceremonies. Mrs. Abhau is the great-great granddaughter of Sailing Master Chester Reid for whom this guided missile frigate at the Todd-Pacific Shipyards Corp. is named. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-83-06365 by Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from DVIC)
    Reid 133k 27 June 1981: San Pedro, Cal. - Balloons float skyward as Reid slides down the ways at the conclusion of her christening and launch ceremonies. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-83-06366 by JO1 Lewis from DVIC)
    Reid 117k 27 June 1981: San Pedro, Cal. - Reid in the water at the conclusion of her christening and launch ceremonies. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-83-06374 by JO1 Lewis from DVIC)
    Reid 130k 7 December 1982: The Pacific off San Pedro, Cal. - Aerial starboard view of Reid underway during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-11974 by Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from DVIC)
    Reid 130k 7 December 1982: The Pacific off San Pedro, Cal. - Aerial bow view of Reid underway during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-11972 by Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from DVIC)
    Reid 131k 7 December 1982: The Pacific off San Pedro, Cal. - Aerial port quarter view of Reid underway during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-11975 by Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from DVIC)
    Reid 210k 7 December 1982: The Pacific off San Pedro, Cal. - Aerial starboard quarter view of Reid underway during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-11976 by Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from DVIC)
    Reid 134k 7 December 1982: The Pacific off San Pedro, Cal. - Aerial stern view of Reid underway during sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-83-11973 by Todd-Pacific Shipyard Corp. from DVIC)
    Reid 111k 20 December 1982: San Pedro, Cal. - Port bow view of Reid tied to the pier at Todd Pacific Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-83-11969 by Joseph Ernst from DVIC)
    Reid 240k 20 December 1982: San Pedro, Cal. - Stern view of Reid tied to the pier at Todd Pacific Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-83-11970 by Joseph Ernst from DVIC)
    Reid 75k 19 February 1983: Long Beach, Cal. - A starboard bow view of Reid during its commissioning ceremonies. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-83-06824 by PH2 Jesus Diaz from DVIC)
    Reid 103k 19 February 1983: Long Beach, Cal. - Crewmen stand at parade rest during commissioning ceremonies for Reid. A Canadian destroyer lies tied up across the pier. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-83-06819 by PH2 Jesus Diaz from DVIC)
    Reid 83k 19 February 1983: Long Beach, Cal. - A view of the crew manning the starboard rail aboard Reid during commissioning ceremonies. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-83-06821 by PH2 Jesus Diaz from DVIC)
    Reid 70k 19 February 1983: Long Beach, Cal. - Prospective commanding officer, Cdr Thomas J. Barnett, applauds while at the speakers podium during commissioning ceremonies for Reid. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-83-06810 by PH2 Jesus Diaz from DVIC)
    Reid 198k undated: no location Ron Reeves
    Reid 190k 15 June 1984: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Aerial port quarter view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) berthed at Pearl Harbor. Moored nearby is the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1) and Reid. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-85-07399 by PH1 Bennett from DVIC) Navsource
    Reid 596k 1985: Sydney, Australia - USS Reid (FFG 30) in Sydney Harbor after completing our first cruise to the Persian Gulf. During this cruise we conducted the crossing the line ceremony (twice) and the initiation of some new CPOs. We were also priveleged to conduct a "laying of the wreath ceremony" in Ormoc Bay, Leyte, the Philippine Islands over the sinking site of USS Reid (DD 369), which was video taped and sent to Washington DC and the Reid Survivors Association. I was the Chief Petty Officer in charge of engineering during the cruise, and was in Reid from 1984 until 1987. Roger J. Gresens
    GSMC, USN (Ret.)
    Reid 103k 1 November 1986: The Pacific Ocean - A port bow view of Reid as seen from the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-86-00038 by PHAN M. Langway from DVIC) Navsource
    Reid 208k 1 January 1991: at sea - An aerial port bow view of Reid, a short hull version of an Oliver Harzard Perry Class Guided Missile Frigate, underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-05-01657 from DVIC)
    Reid 154k 1 June 1992: San Diego, Cal. - Overhead view at Naval Station Pier 5, of the Charleston Class Amphibious Cargo Ship USS Durham (LKA114) (left front), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) MacKenzie Class Destroyer Escort, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship HMCS MacKenzie (DDE-261) (left rear), Reid (right front), and a Knox Class Frigate (right rear). In the background is the Belknap Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS William H. Standley (CG 32) (far right rear). The ships are participating in RIMPAC 92 (Rim of the Pacific Exercise 1992). (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-04-15498 by PH2 M. Correa from DVIC)
    Reid 240k 16 July 1993: San Diego, Cal. - Reid sits in a floating dry dock at Southwest Marine Corporation during routine overhaul. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-94-00049 by Don S. Montgomery from DVIC)
    Reid 67k October 1996: USS Reid (FFG 30) approaching the supply ship USS Rainier (AOE 7). (U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Weathers) Robert Hurst
    Reid 234k 19 January 1997: WestPac '96-'97 - Reid, underway during operations in the Northern Arabian Gulf. The frigate was part of the USS Kitty Hawk Battle Group during this deployment. (U.S. Navy photo #970119-N-0226M-002 from the Navy News Stand) Bill Gonyo
    Reid 166k 19 January 1997: WestPac '96-'97 - Reid, underway during operations in the Northern Arabian Gulf. The frigate was attached to the USS Kitty Hawk Battle Group. (U.S. Navy photo #970119-N-0226M-00197011 from the Navy News Stand)
    Reid 155k 19 January 1997: WestPac '96-'97 - Reid, at high speed, in choppy waters of the Northern Arabian Gulf. The frigate was part of the USS Kitty Hawk Battle Group during it's 96-97 deployment. (U.S. Navy photo #970119-N-0226M-003 from the Navy News Stand)
    Reid 74k 20 October 2004: Valletta Harbor, Malta - TCG Gelibolu F493 (ex-USS Reid) on a visit to Valletta, Malta with other units of STANAVFORMED. Anthony Vella
    Senglea,Malta
    Reid 169k circa 2007: The Turkish frigate TCG Gelibolu (F-493, ex-USS Reid FFG 30) underway, location unknown. (Photo by DZ.K.K.) Robert Hurst
    Reid 213k 16 April 2008: the Mediterranean Sea - The Turkish frigate TCG Gelibolu (F 493) (x-USS Reid FFG30) transits the Mediterranean Sea during Exercise Phoenix Express (PE 08). PE-08 is the third annual exercise in a long-term effort to improve regional cooperation and maritime security. The principal aim is to increase interoperability by developing individual and collective maritime proficiencies of participating nations as well as promoting friendship, mutual understanding and cooperation. (U.S. Navy photo #080416-N-9855D-104 by MC1 James C. Davis from the Navy News Stand) Bill Gonyo

    Reid Memorabilia
    Welcome Aboard
    Pamphlet (1991)
    Reid
    Courtesy of
    Robert M. Cieri


    USS Reid FFG 30 History
    Note: History is unavailable at this time
    This class of ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

    Reid's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  19 Feb. 1983 - 30 Mar. 1985Capt. Thomas Joseph Barnett
    2.)  30 Mar. 1985 - 23 Feb. 1987Cmdr. Buford Frederick Howell
    3.)  23 Feb. 1987 - 28 Apr. 1989Cmdr. Nathan Howard Beason
    4.)  28 Apr. 1989 - 05 Apr. 1991Cmdr. Craig H. Murray
    5.)  05 Apr. 1991 - 03 Dec. 1992Cmdr. Leslie Roy Carter
    6.)  03 Dec. 1992 - 01 Jul. 1994Cmdr. Craig Wendal Patten
    7.)  01 Jul. 1994 - 25 Aug. 1995Cmdr. Thomas Joe Gregory
    8.)  25 Aug. 1995 - 25 Apr. 1997Cmdr. David Ziemba
    9.)  25 Apr. 1997 - 25 Sep. 1998Cmdr. Robert Reid Senter, Jr.

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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    Additional Resources

    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Reid
    USS Reid Page on Military.Com

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