REID FFG 30

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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 8 October 1980 - Launched 27 June 1981

  1. USS REID FFG-30
    Commissioned 19 February 1983 - Decommissioned 25 September 1998
    Struck from Naval Register 25 September 1998

  2. TCG GELIBOLU F-493 (Turkish Naval Service)
    Sold to Turkey 5 January 1999 and renamed
REID FFG 1 Crest.jpg


Naval Covers

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  1. USS Reid FFG-30 Covers Page 1    (1983-98)

 

Postmarks

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A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
 
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


 

Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Full Cover Image


 

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

1983-02-19

GregCiesielski Reid FFG30 19830219 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Reid FFG30 19830219 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by Ron Reeves


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) 1983

1987-11-25

JonBurdett reid ffg30 19871125 pm.jpg
JonBurdett reid ffg30 19871125.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) 1990

1993-02-08

JonBurdett reid ffg30 19930208 pm.jpg
JonBurdett reid ffg30 19930208.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+u) (USS)

1991-08-01

GregCiesielski Reid FFG30 19910801 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Reid FFG30 19910801 1 Front.jpg

1991 Seattle SEAFAIR Fleet Week, cachet by the USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS


 

Locy Type
LDC 9-1(n+u) (USS)

1998-09-25

GregCiesielski Reid FFG30 19980925 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Reid FFG30 19980925 2 Front.jpg

Decommissioning, Official Ships Cachet.


 

Locy Type LDC F

1998-09-25

GregCiesielski Reid FFG30 19980925 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Reid FFG30 19980925 1 Front.jpg

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

 

Other Information

On August 18 1990, REID fired the first shots of Operation Desert Shield when she fired across the bow of an Iraqi tanker who had refused to change course when ordered

NAMESAKE - Samuel Chester Reid, USN (August 24 1783 – January 28 1861)
Reid entered the Navy in 1794. He served in CONSTELLATION with Commodore Thomas Truxtun and in 1803 became master of the brig MERCHANT. 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, Louisiana. 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 January 28 1861

Four ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor; USS REID Destroyer No. 21, USS REID DD-292, USS REID DD-369 and USS REID FFG-30.

The ships sponsor is Mrs. William C. Abhau, the great-great granddaughter of Sailing Master Chester Reid.

 


 

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