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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
AUG 1980 - Keel Date: 2 AUG 1980
at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
FEB 1982 - Launch Date: 6 FEB 1982
JUL 1982 - JUL 1983 Commisioning
JAN 1983 - JAN 1984 Caribbean
AUG 1983 - Commissioned: 15 AUG 1983
AUG 1983 - OCT 1983 Panama Canal
NOV 1983 - NOV 1983 Panama Canal
DEC 1983 - DEC 1983 Commissioning
JAN 1984 - JAN 1985 Guantanamo Bay
JUN 1984 - DEC 1984 Mediterranean
SEP 1985 - JUN 1986 Mediterranean-Lebanon
JAN 1986 - JUN 1986 Mediterranean
FEB 1986 - JUN 1986 El Dorado Canyon
FEB 1986 - JUN 1986 Mediterranean
OCT 1986 - FEB 1987 Regular Overhaul
JUN 1987 - NOV 1987 med cruse
JUN 1987 - MAY 1989 Mediterranean
JUL 1987 - NOV 1987 Mediterranean
JUL 1989 - NOV 1989 Mediterranean
JAN 1991 - JUL 1992 Desert Shield
JAN 1991 - DEC 1991 Desert Shield
FEB 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 20 FEB 1991 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR 1991 - DEC 1991 Mediterranean
DEC 1991 - JUL 1992 Desert Shield
APR 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 24 APR 1992 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1992 - NOV 1992 Mediterranean
JUL 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 24 JUL 1992 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT 1992 - NOV 1992 Regular Overhaul
APR 1993 - OCT 1993 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR 1994 - AUG 1994 Mediterranean
OCT 1995 - MAY 1996 Mediterranean
NOV 1995 - MAY 1996 Mediterranean
SEP 1996 - SEP 1996 Decommisioning
SEP 1996 - SEP 1996 Decommissioning 13 Sep 1996
SEP 1996 - Decommissioned: 3 SEP 1996

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