OLIVER HAZARD PERRY FFG 7

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Oliver Hazard Perry Class Guided Missile Frigate
    Keel Laid 12 June 1975 - Launched 25 September 1976

  1. USS OLIVER HAZARD PERRY FFG-7
    Commissioned 17 December 1977
    Assigned to Naval Reserve Force at Philadelphia PA 31 May 1984
    Decommissioned 20 February 1997

    Struck from Naval Register 3 May 1999
    Scrap contract awarded to Metro Machine Corp 9 September 2005
    Scrapping completed 21 April 2006
OLIVER HAZARD PERRY PATCH.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Oliver Hazard Perry FFG-7 Covers Page 1    (1977-1993)

 

Postmarks

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Locy Type
FDC 2-1(n+) (USS)

1977-12-17

JonBurdett oliverhazardperry ffg7 19771217 pm.jpg
JonBurdett oliverhazardperry ffg7 19771217.jpg

First Day in Commission, cachet by the USS America Chapter No. 71, USCS


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)

1979-01-30

JonBurdett oliverhazardperry ffg7 19790130 pm.jpg
JonBurdett oliverhazardperry ffg7 19790130.JPG

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Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. O-23

1993-09-10

GregCiesielski OHPerry FFG7 19930910 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski OHPerry FFG7 19970910 1 Front.jpg

180th Anniversary, Battle of Lake Erie, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. O-23

1993-09-10

GregCiesielski OHPerry FFG7 19930910 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski OHPerry FFG7 19970910 2 Front.jpg

180th Anniversary, Battle of Lake Erie, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
LDC F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. O-23a

1997-02-20

GregCiesielski OliverHazardPerry FFG7 19970220 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski OliverHazardPerry FFG7 19970220 1 Front.jpg

Decommissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

USS OLIVER HAZARD PERRY earned the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Navy Battle "E" Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the US Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon w/ 1 star during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, USN (23 August 1785 – 23 August 1819)
         Perry was an American naval commander, born in South Kingstown, RI. As the most well-known and prominent member of The Perry Family naval dynasty, he was the son of Sarah Wallace Alexander and United States Navy Captain Christopher Raymond Perry, and older brother of Commodore Matthew C. Perry.
        Perry served in the West Indies during the Quasi War of 1798–1800 against France, in the Mediterranean during the Barbary Wars of 1801–1815, and in the Caribbean fighting piracy and the slave trade, but is most noted for his heroic role in the War of 1812 during the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie. During the war against Britain, Perry supervised the building of a fleet at Erie, PA. He earned the title "Hero of Lake Erie" for leading American forces in a decisive naval victory at the Battle of Lake Erie, receiving a Congressional Gold Medal and the Thanks of Congress. His leadership materially aided the successful outcomes of all nine Lake Erie military campaign victories, and the victory was a turning point in the battle for the west in the war. He is remembered for the words on his battle flag, "Don't Give Up the Ship", which was a tribute to the dying command of his colleague Captain James Lawrence of USS Chesapeake. He is also known for his message to General William Henry Harrison which reads in part, "We have met the enemy and they are ours"

Six ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS Perry (1843 Sailing Brig), USS Commodore Perry (1859 Side Wheel Ferry), USS Perry DD-11, USS Perry DD-340, USS Perry DD-844,
and USS Oliver Hazard Perry FFG-7.

The USS Oliver Hazard Perry FFG-7 was the first ship of the "Oliver Hazard Perry Frigate Class" in which 51 ships were built.

One WWII Liberty Ship was named in his honor - SS Oliver Hazard Perry.

Two Revenue Cutters were named in his honor - USRC Commodore Perry (1865 Revenue Cutter) and USRC Commodore Perry (1884 Revenue Cutter).

 


 

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