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USS Taylor (FFG 50)


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N - J - J - T
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons





Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation w 1 star
Second Row: Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3) - National Defense Service Ribbon w/ 1 star - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w 1 star
Third Row: Southwest Asia Service Medal - GWOT Service Medal - Humanitarian Service Medal
Fourth Row: Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 6 stars - CG Special Operations Service Ribbon - Arctic Service Medal
Fifth Row: United Nations Medal - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwaiti)


"Proud Defender"
Specifications:
Class: Oliver Hazard Perry (Long Hull, LAMPS III modified, As Built)
Type: SCB No. 261 / 1979 - 1984
Number in Class: 26 (8, 36-61)
Displacement: 3174 tons (std), 4082 tons (full)
Length: 408' (wl), 453' (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-Mk 75 3"/62 cal. OTO Melara gun, 1-Vulcan Phalanx CIS, 4-.50 cal. MG's
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: 2-SH-60 LAMPS III Helicopters, RAST (Recovery, Assistance, Securing and Traversing System) helicopter hauldown system
Taylor (FFG 50) Building and Operational Data:
  • 22 May 1981: Building contract awarded to the Bath Iron Works Corp.
  • 5 May 1983: Keel laid by the Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Me.
  • 5 November 1983: Launched and christened, sponsored by Barbara A. Taylor
  • 1 December 1984: Commissioned, Cmdr. J. Stephen Fitzgerald in command
  • Presently homeported at Mayport, Fla. as a unit of DesRon 24
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    Taylor 98k Artist's conception of Taylor 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 Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigates are available as built, in short or long hull configuration. 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
    Taylor 6k Jesse Junior Taylor (16 January 1925 - 17 November 1965) was born in Wichita, Kansas, graduated high school, and enlisted in the Navy on 26 October 1942. He joined Bombing Squadron 11 (VB-11) as an aviation radioman and was deployed with the squadron to the carrier Hornet in September 1944. He served with VB-11 until discharged from the Navy on 5 February 1946. Following his return to civilian life, he attended college and worked for several private concerns in the Los Angeles area. He returned to college in 1950 and also enlisted in the Naval Reserve shortly after hostilities broke out in Korea.

    Reporting for duty in January 1951, Taylor underwent flight training and was soon commissioned and designated a naval aviator. He went on to join Composite Squadron Four in January 1953, then served as NROTC instructor on the Los Angeles campus of the University of California. 1956 saw Taylor as a flight instructor at Whiting Field, Milton, Fla.. and then joined the staff of Chief of Naval Air Training at NAS Pensacola. After Pensacola, Taylor journeyed to England to attend the Empire Test Pilot's School at Farmborough. He then rejoining the fleet with Fighter Squadron 174. Promoted to lieutenant commander while serving with the squadron, he attended the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island for a year and next represented the Bureau of Naval Weapons at St. Louis, Mo.

    In July 1965, Lcdr Taylor was assigned to Air Wing 16 aboard USS Oriskany (CVA 34), and sailed to the western Pacific. On 17 November 1965, Cdr Taylor was flying his Skyraider attacking a key bridge near Haiphong. Hearing about another pilot’s plight after being shot down, he took command of the rescue effort, proceeded to the scene and found the downed pilot. He attacked the anti-aircraft gun sites, but because of fire in his own aircraft, he was forced to break off the attack. Rather than abandoning his plane in enemy territory, he tried to make the Gulf of Tonkin, but his plane crashed before he could eject. Commander Taylor was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.

    USS Taylor (FFG 50) is the first ship to be named in his honor.
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    Taylor 202k 1 April 1984: Bath, Me. - An elevated bow view of the guided missile frigates Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49), Nicholas (FFG 47), and Jesse L. Taylor while under construction. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-86-10160 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the Defense Visual Information Center)
    Taylor 179k 1 September 1984: Atlantic Ocean - A port bow view of Taylor underway off the coast of New England. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-90-02341 by Bath Iron Works Corp., from the DVIC)
    Taylor 153k 1 September 1984: Atlantic Ocean - A port bow view of Taylor underway off the coast of New England. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-90-02350 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    Taylor 176k 1 September 1984: Atlantic Ocean - A starboard bow view of Taylor underway off the coast of New England. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-90-02343 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    Taylor 164k 1 September 1984: Atlantic Ocean - A port beam view of Taylor underway off the coast of New England. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-90-02347 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    Taylor 162k 1 September 1984: Atlantic Ocean - An elevated port quarter view of Taylor underway off the coast of New England. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-90-02349 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    Taylor 123k 1 September 1984: Atlantic Ocean - A starboard quarter view of Taylor underway off the coast of New England. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SC-90-02342 by Bath Iron Works Corp. from the DVIC)
    Taylor 82k 1 December 1984: Bath, Me. - A starboard bow view of the guided missile frigates (from left to right) Taylor USS Simpson (FFG 56) and USS Elrod (FFG 55) moored at Bath Iron Works Corp. on the day of Taylor’s commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-85-03512 by PH1 Bailey from the DVIC)
    Taylor 89k 1 December 1984: Bath, Me. - A starboard bow view of the guided missile frigates (from left to right) Taylor USS Simpson (FFG 56) and USS Elrod (FFG 55) moored at Bath Iron Works Corp. on the day of Taylor’s commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-85-03510 by PH1 Bailey from the DVIC)
    Taylor 71k 1 December 1984: Bath, Me. - Lieutenant David R. Streeter escorts Barbara A. Taylor, ship's sponsor, to her seat prior to the commissioning ceremony for Taylor at Bath Iron Works Corp. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-03288 by PH1 Bailey from the DVIC)
    Taylor 113k 1 December 1984: Bath, Me. - A Marine Corps color guard stands in front of the guests attending the commissioning ceremony for Taylor at Bath Iron Works Corp. The ship's crewmen stand in formation in the background. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-03315 by PHC Wilkerson from the DVIC)
    Taylor 89k 1 December 1984: Bath, Me. - USS Taylor crewmen stand on the pier as the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate takes place at Bath Iron Works Corp. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-85-03514 by PH1 Bailey from the DVIC)
    Taylor 70k 1 December 1984: Bath, Me. - Commander John S. Fitzgerald, commanding officer of Taylor, speaks during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Bath Iron Works Corp. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-85-03520 by PH1 Bailey from the DVIC)
    Taylor 103k 1 December 1984: Bath, Me. - Barbara A. Taylor, right, sponsor, and Diane Taylor Oeland, matron of honor, attend the commission ceremony for Taylor at Bath Iron Works Corp. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-03295 by PHC Wilkerson from the DVIC)
    Taylor 50k 1 December 1984: Bath, Me. - Boatswain's Mate Second Class (BM2) David Ellis pipes plank owners aboard Taylor. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-03302 by PHC Wilkerson from the DVIC)
    Taylor 112k 1 December 1984: Bath, Me. - Crewmen go aboard Taylor. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-03317 by PHC Wilkerson from the DVIC)
    Taylor 94k 1 December 1984: Bath, Me. - Coffee mugs, T-shirts and belt buckles are displayed for sale to guests attending the commissioning ceremony for Taylor. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-85-03529 by PH1 Bailey from the DVIC)
    Taylor 102k 1 December 1984: Bath, Me. - Left to right; Mrs. Greg T. Taylor; Mrs. E.C. Webster; Diane Taylor Oeland, matron of honor; and Barbara A. Taylor, sponsor, attend a reception following the commissioning ceremony for Taylor. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-SN-85-03301 by PHC Wilkerson from the DVIC)
    Taylor 95k undated Ignacio F. Lopez
    Spanish Navy (ret.)
    Taylor 196k 1 April 1992: Indian Ocean - A bow view of Taylor after passing through the Strait of Hormuz during Operation Desert Shield. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-62-06772 by PHAA Walter Cole from the DVIC) Navsource
    Taylor 168k 1 April 1992: Indian Ocean - A port bow view of Taylor after passing through the Strait of Hormuz during Operation Desert Shield. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-62-06773 by PHAA Walter Cole from the DVIC)
    Taylor 146k 1 April 1992: Indian Ocean - A port bow view of Taylor as it passes a tanker after transiting the Strait of Hormuz during Operation Desert Shield. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-62-06777 by PHAA Walter Cole from the DVIC)
    Taylor 147k 19 May 1997: at Marseille, France (Photo by Guy Schaeffer, Collection of Paolo Marsan) Paolo Marsan
    Taylor 296k 15 June 1997: La Spezia, Italy - Taylor shown departing La Spezia harbor at the end of a port visit. Carlo Martinelli
    Taylor 98k 16 July 1999: Taylor refuels from USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) in the Atlantic. Taylor is currently operating with Kennedy. (US Navy photo #990716-N-8109M-003 by PH2 Keith Murphy, from the Navy Newstand) Bill Gonyo
    Taylor 104k 4 May 2002: Barcellona, Spain - Fabio Peña took these photos during a NATO STANAVFORMED port visit. SPS Andalucía (F-72) is inboard of Taylor. Fabio Peña
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    Taylor 79k 9 March 2004: At sea aboard USS Taylor - An MH-60S Knighthawk assigned to the "Dragon Whales" of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eight (HC-8) prepares to launch from the flight deck aboard the guided missile frigate Taylor (FFG 50). Taylor is part of the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and is currently taking part in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), which is an intermediate level training exercise, designed to forge ships in the Kennedy CSG into a cohesive fighting team. (U.S. Navy photo #040309-N-4374S-009 by PH2 Michael Sandberg from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Taylor 91k 9 March 2004: At sea aboard USS Taylor - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class ship USS Taylor (FFG 50) conducts a replenishment at sea with the fast combat support ship USS Seattle (AOE 3). Taylor is part of the USS John F. Kennedy Strike Group and is currently taking part in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMTUEX). COMPTUEX is an intermediate level exercise designed to forge the strike group into a cohesive fighting team and is a critical step in pre-deployment training. During COMPTUEX, more than a dozen ships, and Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) embarked on Kennedy, conducted war game exercises using training ranges along the East Coast of the U.S. and the Gulf of Mexico. The exercise took advantage of existing ranges under the Navy’s comprehensive Training Resource Strategy. These ranges offer training facilities and realistic simulations, better preparing U.S. Navy ships and Sailors to participate in the Global War on Terrorism. (U.S. Navy photo #040309-N-4374S-008 by PH2 Michael Sandberg from the Navy Newstand)
    Taylor 346k 15 June 1997: Toulon, France - Taylor shown departing Toulon harbor at the end of a port visit. Carlo Martinelli
    Taylor 108k 20 May 2005: Souda Bay, Crete, Greece - The Guided missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) is followed by other North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) nations' vessels while returning to port after the conclusion of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and the Military Committee Sea Day Exercise. The exercise involved vessels from Greece, Turkey, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and the United States that are currently assigned to Standing NATO Response Force Maritime Group Two. The event was held to provide an indication of the capabilities of these permanent naval assets that recently have been integrated into the NATO Response Force. (U.S. Navy photo #050520-N-0780F-003 by Paul Farley from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Taylor 96k 20 May 2005: Souda Bay, Crete, Greece - Crew members man the rail aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50) as the Standing NRF Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) flagship HS Themistoklis passes. Taylor is followed by other NATO nations' units while returning to port after the conclusion of the North Atlantic Council and the Military Committee Exercise Sea Day . The exercise involved vessels from Greece, Turkey, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States that are currently assigned to Standing NATO Response Force Maritime Group Two (SNMG2). The event was held to provide an indication of the capabilities of these permanent naval assets that recently have been integrated into the NATO Response Force and that form the core of the antiterrorist Operation Active Endeavor. (U.S. Navy photo #050520-N-0780F-009 by Paul Farley from the Navy Newstand)
    Taylor 104k 6 June 2005: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors aboard the guided missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) man-the-rails as the ship pulls into Naval Station Mayport. Taylor is completing a seven-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. (U.S. Navy photo #050606-N-1550W-017 by PH2 Elizabeth Williams from the Navy Newstand)
    Taylor 136k 6 June 2005: Mayport, Fla. - Friends and Family wait for Sailors from the guided missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) to disembark the ship after returning home to Naval Station Mayport. Taylor is completing a seven-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. (U.S. Navy photo #050606-N-1550W-030 by PH2 Elizabeth Williams from the Navy Newstand)
    Taylor 140k 6 June 2005: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors aboard Taylor man-the-rails as the ship pulls into Naval Station Mayport. Taylor was completing a seven-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. (U.S. Navy photo #050606-N-1550W-023 by PH2 Elizabeth Williams from the Navy Newstand) Bill Gonyo
    Taylor 151k 6 June 2005: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors anxiously disembark the guided missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) to greet awaiting family and friends on board Naval Station Mayport. Taylor is completing a seven-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. (U.S. Navy photo #050606-N-1550W-086 by PH2 Elizabeth Williams from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Taylor 104k 3 March 2006: Atlantic Ocean - The guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) conduct a connected replenishment and vertical replenishment. Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise. (U.S. Navy photo #060303-N-0119G-001 by PH3 Rob Gaston from the Navy Newstand)
    Taylor 533k 3 March 2006: Atlantic Ocean - The guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) conduct a connected replenishment and vertical replenishment. Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise. (U.S. Navy photo #060303-N-0119G-009 by PH3 Rob Gaston from the Navy Newstand) Derick S. Hartshorn
    Taylor 131k 3 March 2006: Atlantic Ocean - The guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) conduct a connected replenishment and vertical replenishment. Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise. (U.S. Navy photo #060303-N-0119G-004 by PH3 Rob Gaston from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Taylor 123k 9 March 2007: Mayport, Fla. - Sailors man the rails on board USS Taylor (FFG 50) as she pulls into their homeport of Naval Station Mayport after a successful deployment. During the deployment, Taylor served as Scene of Action Commander in the Northern Arabian Gulf and assumed a central role in the security of Iraqi oil platforms, helping to stabilize the Iraqi economy. (U.S. Navy photo #070309-N-8544C-012 by MC2 Susan Cornell from the Navy Newstand)
    Taylor 116k 9 March 2007: Mayport, Fla. - More than 200 Sailors on board Taylor, including embarked Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 44, return to their homeport of Naval Station Mayport after a successful deployment. (U.S. Navy photo #070309-N-8544C-010 by MC2 Susan Cornell from the Navy Newstand)
    Taylor 283k 14 January 2009: Souda Bay, Crete - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) arrives in Souda Bay for a routine port visit. Taylor has been deployed from her homeport of Mayport, Fla. since August 2008 to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility and is assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 and has conducted Black Sea operations twice during her deployment. (U.S. Navy photo #090114-N-0780F-001 and 090114-N-0780F-002 by Paul Farley from the Navy Newstand)
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    Taylor 224k 6 February 2009: Mayport, Fla. - Friends and family await the return of the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) as it arrives home from a successful six-month deployment. While deployed, Taylor participated in Operation Active Endeavor, a three-week operation which assured the safety and security of the Mediterranean for all shipping, denied the use of the sea for terrorists, drug and human smugglers and promoted the role of NATO forces in the area. (U.S. Navy photo #090206-N-4049C-011 by MC3 Patrick J. Cook from the Navy Newstand)
    Taylor 215k 6 February 2009: Mayport, Fla. - Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) 2nd Class Randy Jackson is welcomed home by his daughters after a six-month deployment aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50). While deployed, Taylor participated in Operation Active Endeavor, a three-week operation which assured the safety and security of the Mediterranean for all shipping, denied the use of the sea for terrorists, drug and human smugglers and promoted the role of NATO forces in the area. (U.S. Navy photo #090206-N-4049C-015 by MC3 Patrick J. Cook from the Navy Newstand)
    Taylor 440k 13 March 2009: Boston, Mass. - The guided-missile destroyer USS Taylor (FFG 50) shares the pier with USS Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Taylor begins a five-day St. Patrick's Day weekend port visit to Boston. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist . (U.S. Navy photo #090313-N-8110K-029 by MCC Dave Kaylor from the Navy Newstand)
    Taylor 451k 15 March 2009: Boston, Mass. - A crowd along a parade route in South Boston cheers Sailors from the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) as they march in the 108th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrating Boston's Irish heritage. Sailors assigned to Taylor are on a five-day port visit to Boston. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist . (U.S. Navy photo #090315-N-8110K-011 by MCC Dave Kaylor from the Navy Newstand)
    Taylor 330k November 2009: Ponta Delgada, The Azores - Taylor lies moored to the quay while on a port visit to Ponta Delgada. Carlos Manuel Estrela
    Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands

    USS Taylor FFG 50 History
    Note: History is unavailable at this time
    This class of ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

    Taylor's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.)  01 Dec. 1984 - 12 Dec. 1986Cmdr. John S. Fitzgerald
    2.)  12 Dec. 1986 - 17 Mar. 1989Cmdr. Bayard W. Russell
    3.)  17 Mar. 1989 - 21 Jun. 1991Cmdr. Kevin Patrick Green (retired as Vadm.)
    4.)  21 Jun. 1991 - 06 Mar. 1993Cmdr. Paul William Dahlquist
    5.)  06 Mar. 1993 - 02 Dec. 1994Cmdr. Christopher P. McNamara
    6.)  02 Dec. 1994 - 20 Dec. 1996Cmdr. Gregory J. Cornish
    7.)  20 Dec. 1996 - 07 Aug. 1998Cmdr. Paul Steven Holmes (Ft. Dodge, Ia.)
    8.)  07 Aug. 1998 - 12 Jun. 2000Cmdr. Philip Scot Davidson (St. Louis, Mo.) (retired as Radm.)
    9.)  12 Jun. 2000 - 14 Dec. 2001Cmdr. Robert Edward Kapcio
    10.) 14 Dec. 2001 - 06 Jun. 2003Cmdr. Joel Tally Griner, Jr.
    11.) 06 Jun. 2003 - 27 May 2005Cmdr. Richard John Hale
    12.) 27 May 2005 - 18 Dec. 2006Cmdr. George Richard Davidson, Jr.
    13.) 18 Dec. 2006 - 27 Jun. 2008Cmdr. Kurush Fred Morris
    14.) 27 Jun. 2008 - 12 Dec. 2009Cmdr. Keith Allen Knutsen (Clinton, Ia.)
    15.) 12 Dec. 2009 - 06 May 2011Cmdr. Lyle D. Hall (Cement, Okla.)
    16.) 06 May 2011 - 13 Nov. 2012Cmdr. Jeremy Ray Hill (Star Prairie, Wis.)
    17.) 13 Nov. 2012 - 25 Feb. 2014Cmdr. Dennis J. Volpe * (Long Island, N.Y.)
    18.) 25 Feb. 2014 - Cmdr. Christopher Francis Cigna

    * Relieved for cause: Ship ran aground at Samsun, Turkey 12 Feb. 2014
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