USS Taylor (FFG 50)

USS Taylor (FFG-50), an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, is a ship of the United States Navy named for Commander Jesse J. Taylor (1925–1965), a naval aviator who was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously for his heroism in the Vietnam War.

Taylor's keel was laid down by Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine, on 5 May 1983. She was launched 5 November 1983, and commissioned 1 December 1984.

Participated in Operation Earnest Will in the Persian Gulf in 1988.

As of 2005, Taylor is homeported at NS Mayport, Florida, and is part of Destroyer Squadron 24.

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