USS Mahlon S. Tisdale FFG-27 Patch – Sew On
4 inch patch of the USS Mahlon S. Tisdale FFG-27 Patch
USS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27), nineteenth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Vice Admiral Mahlon Street Tisdale (1890–1972). Ordered from Todd Pacific Shipyards, Los Angeles Division, San Pedro, California, on 23 January 1978 as part of the FY78 program, Mahlon S. Tisdale was laid down on 19 March 1980, launched on 7 February 1981, and commissioned on 27 November 1982.
Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG-27) was the first ship of that name in the U.S. Navy.