U.S.S. MERRIMACK

(AO-179)

TRADITIO SERVITI

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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
JUL 1979 - Keel Date: 16 JUL 1979
at Avondale Shipyards
MAY 1980 - Launch Date: 17 MAY 1980
NOV 1981 - Commissioned: 14 NOV 1981
SEP 1983 - APR 1984 Mediterranean-Lebanon
NOV 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 10 NOV 1983 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1985 - NOV 1985 North Atlantic
JUN 1987 - NOV 1987 Mediterranean
AUG 1988 - SEP 1988 North Atlantic
JUN 1989 - JUL 1989 North Atlantic
MAR 1990 - JAN 1991 Dry Dock
JAN 1993 - JUL 1994 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAY 1994 - NOV 1994 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAR 1995 - AUG 1995 Dry Dock
SEP 1995 - OCT 1995 Caribbean
FEB 1996 - JUL 1996 Mediterranean
DEC 1998 - 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