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U.S.S. SHENANDOAH

(AD-44)

FORTIS PRO PACE (STRONG FOR PEACE

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The USS SHENANDOAH (AD-44), a Yellowstone-class destroyer tender, was commissioned on 15 AUG 1983. USS SHENANDOAH served her country for 13 years and 19 days, until decommissioned on 3 SEP 1996. Built at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in San Diego, California, SHENANDOAH transited the Panama Canal after commissioning and then spent her entire service career operating in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and supported the the fleet in the Indian Ocean during the First Gulf War. The early 1990s brought a significant reduction in the size of the U.S. Navy and SHENANDOAH was decommissioned in 1996 after only thirteen years of service and was placed in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility at Ft. Eustice, VA.

The USS SHENANDOAH (AD-44) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

AD-44 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG1980-Keel Date: 2 AUG 1980
at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
FEB1982-Launch Date: 6 FEB 1982
JUL1982-JUL1983Commisioning
JAN1983-JAN1984Caribbean
AUG1983-Commissioned: 15 AUG 1983
AUG1983-OCT1983Panama Canal
NOV1983-NOV1983Panama Canal
DEC1983-DEC1983Commissioning
JAN1984-JAN1985Guantanamo Bay
JUN1984-DEC1984Mediterranean
SEP1985-JUN1986Mediterranean-Lebanon
JAN1986-JUN1986Mediterranean
FEB1986-JUN1986El Dorado Canyon
FEB1986-JUN1986Mediterranean
OCT1986-FEB1987Regular Overhaul
JUN1987-NOV1987Mediterranean
JUN1987-MAY1989Mediterranean
JUN1987-NOV1987med cruse
JUL1987-NOV1987Mediterranean
JUL1989-NOV1989Mediterranean
JAN1991-JAN1996Mediterranean
JAN1991-JAN1996Mediterranean
JAN1991-DEC1991Desert Shield
JAN1991-JUL1992Desert Shield
FEB1991-Shellback Initiation - 20 FEB 1991 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR1991-DEC1991Mediterranean
DEC1991-JUL1992Desert Shield
APR1992-Shellback Initiation - 24 APR 1992 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN1992-NOV1992Mediterranean
JUL1992-Shellback Initiation - 24 JUL 1992 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1992-NOV1992Regular Overhaul
APR1993-OCT1993Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR1994-AUG1994Mediterranean
OCT1995-MAY1996Mediterranean
NOV1995-MAY1996Mediterranean
SEP1996-SEP1996Decommissioning 13 Sep 1996
SEP1996-Decommissioned: 3 SEP 1996
SEP1996-SEP1996Decommisioning

AD-44 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

Final Disposition: For disposal