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U.S.S. YELLOWSTONE

(AD-41)

Tending to be Better

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The USS YELLOWSTONE (AD-41), a Yellowstone-class destroyer tender, was commissioned on 28 JUN 1980. USS YELLOWSTONE was built by National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in San Diego, California, and after fit out and shake down steaming, moved to her homeport of Norfolk, Virginia. In 1981 she "turned to" with the first of a series of deployments that make up the work of a destroyer tender - supporting the fleet where needed. Until her decommission YELLOWSTONE deployed to the Mediterranean, North Atlantic, Caribbean and Indian Ocean during Operation Desert shield and Desert Storm. The early 1990s brought a draw down of the US Navy, and excess destroyer tenders. USS YELLOWSTONE served her country for just 15 years, 7 months and 3 days, until decommissioned on 31 JAN 1996. YELLOWSTONE is laid up at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility at Fort Eustis, VA

The USS YELLOWSTONE (AD-41) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

AD-41 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1977 Keel Date: 27 JUN 1977
at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
JAN 1979 Launch Date: 27 JAN 1979
JUN 1980 Commissioned: 28 JUN 1980
AUG 1980 - SEP 1980 Panama Canal
OCT 1980 - NOV 1980 Guantanamo Bay
JUN 1981 - OCT 1981 North Atlantic
SEP 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 12 SEP 1981 - Atlantic Ocean
FEB 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 2 FEB 1982 - Atlantic Ocean
FEB 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 25 FEB 1982 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR 1982 - APR 1982 North Atlantic
FEB 1984 - FEB 1984 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
FEB 1984 - MAY 1984 North Atlantic
JAN 1985 - SEP 1987 Mediterranean-Lebanon
JUN 1985 - JAN 1986 Mediterranean-Lebanon
AUG 1985 - FEB 1986 Mediterranean-Lebanon
AUG 1985 - FEB 1986 Mediterranean
AUG 1985 - FEB 1987 Mediterranean
APR 1986 - AUG 1986 Mediterranean
APR 1987 - AUG 1987 Mediterranean
APR 1987 - SEP 1987 Mediterranean
AUG 1987 - JAN 1988 Mediterranean
AUG 1988 - FEB 1989 Mediterranean
NOV 1989 - DEC 1989 Guantanamo Bay
AUG 1990 - APR 1991 Desert Shield
AUG 1990 - MAR 1991 Desert Storm
AUG 1991 - APR 1992 Desert Storm
MAY 1992 - NOV 1992 Mediterranean
MAY 1992 - NOV 1992 Mediterranean
NOV 1992 - MAY 1993 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
DEC 1993 - APR 1994 Mediterranean
JAN 1995 - FEB 1995 Caribbean
JAN 1996 Decommissioned: 31 JAN 1996

AD-41 General Specifications

Class: Yellowstone-class destroyer tender

Complement: 87 Officers and 1508 Enlisted

Displacement: 20263 tons

Length: 642 feet

Beam: 85 feet

Draft: 27 feet



USS YELLOWSTONE (AD-41)



The third Yellowstone (AD-41) was laid down on 2 June 1977 at San Diego, Calif., by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Co.; launched on 27 January 1979; and sponsored by Mrs. Donald C. Davis, the wife of Admiral Donald C. Davis, the Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet. Yellowstone is slated to be delivered to the Navy in mid-January of 1980 and should join the fleet in the middle of the year.

[Note: The above USS YELLOWSTONE (AD-41) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS YELLOWSTONE (AD-41), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]