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Friday, July 24, 2015

Last West Coast frigate retired

And then there was one.

As the Navy’s small-but-feisty Oliver Hazard Perry class of frigates sunsets this year, the last on the West Coast was retired Thursday in San Diego.

The Gary, a 30-year-old warship, was decommissioned in a ceremony that celebrated both the frigate’s (track) record in the fleet and the ship’s namesake, a World War II officer who received the Medal of Honor for saving hundreds of his crew mates.

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