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U.S.S. MERRIMACK

(AO-179)

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USS MERRIMACK (AO-179) - a Cimarron-class fleet oiler

In Commission 1981 to 1998

AO-179 Deployments - Major Events

Add a AO-179 Shellback Initiation Add a AO-179 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL1979-Keel Date: 16 JUL 1979
at Avondale Shipyards
MAY1980-Launch Date: 17 MAY 1980
NOV1981-Commissioned: 14 NOV 1981
SEP1983-APR1984Mediterranean-Lebanon
NOV1983- Shellback Initiation - 10 NOV 1983 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV1983- Shellback Initiation - 10 NOV 1983 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1985-NOV1985North Atlantic
JUN1987-NOV1987Mediterranean
AUG1988-SEP1988North Atlantic
JUN1989-JUL1989North Atlantic
MAR1990-JAN1991Dry Dock
JAN1993-JUL1994Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAY1994-NOV1994Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAR1995-AUG1995Dry Dock
SEP1995-OCT1995Caribbean
FEB1996-JUL1996Mediterranean
DEC1998-Decommissioned: 18 DEC 1998

AO-179 General Specifications

Named for: Merrimack River

Complement: 12 Officers and 148 Enlisted

Displacement: 36977 tons

Length: 700 feet

Beam: 88 feet

Draft: 32 feet