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U.S.S. JOUETT

(CG-29)

ETERNAL VIGILANCE

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The USS JOUETT (CG-29), a Belknap-class guided missile cruiser, was commissioned on 3 DEC 1966. Built at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, WA, USS JOUETT, after final fit out and shakedown training took up her duty with the Pacific Fleet, homeported in San Diego, CA. USS JOUETT deployed to the Western Pacific regularly, at first with a destination of Vietnam, later the "West Pacs" extended into the Indian Ocean. USS JOUETT served her country for 27 years, 1 month and 25 days, until decommissioned on 28 JAN 1994. The hulk of the USS JOUETT was disposed of in a Fleet Sinkex east of the Philippines on 10 AUG 2007.

The USS JOUETT (CG-29) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

CG-29 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP1962-Keel Date: 25 SEP 1962
at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Bremerton WA
JUN1964-Launch Date: 30 JUN 1964
DEC1966-Commissioned: 3 DEC 1966
JAN1968-Shellback Initiation - 28 JAN 1968 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1968-JUL1968West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1968-OCT1968West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1968-Shellback Initiation - 10 JUL 1968 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1969-FEB1970West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1970-MAY1971West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1970-MAY1971West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1971-FEB1971Shellback Initiation - FEB 17 1971 - SOUTH CHINA SEA
FEB1971- Shellback Initiation - 17 FEB 1971 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1971-MAR1971Shellback Initiation (from my day-to-day calendar)
JAN1972-FEB1973West Pac
AUG1972-MAR1973West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1972-MAR1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1974-DEC1974West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1974- Shellback Initiation - 28 NOV 1974 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1974-Shellback Initiation - 28 NOV 1974 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1975-JUN1975Regular Overhaul
MAR1975-MAR1976Regular Overhaul
SEP1977-MAR1978West Pac
MAY1979-FEB1980West Pac-Indian Ocean
APR1980-DEC1980Regular Overhaul
NOV1980-JAN1981Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf IRAN Hostage Crisis
JAN1981-JAN1985West Pac
OCT1982-Shellback Initiation - 27 OCT 1982 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1984-JAN1988West Pac-Indian Ocean
MAR1984-DEC1984West Pac
NOV1984-Shellback Initiation - 9 NOV 1984 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1986-FEB1987West Pac
JUN1990-DEC1990Desert Storm
JUN1990-NOV1990Western Pacific/Operation Desert Shield
JUN1990-NOV1990Desert Shield
JUL1990-Shellback Initiation - 31 JUL 1990 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1992-JAN1993West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN1994-Decommissioned: 28 JAN 1994

CG-29 General Specifications

Complement: 418 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 7900 tons

Length: 547 feet

Beam: 54 feet 9 inches

Draft: 14 feet 9 in

Flank Speed: 30+ knots



USS JOUETT (CG-29)



The third Jouett (DLG-29) was laid down 25 September 1962 by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.; launched 30 June 1964; sponsored by Mrs. S. J. Ervin, Jr., wife of the Senator from North Carolina; and commissioned 3 December 1966, Captain Robert S. Hayes in command.

Carrying the most modern antisubmarine detection and missile warfare gear, Jouett joins the fleet as a ready defender of freedom. Her motto, "Eternal Vigilance," serves as a reminder of the ship's mission in war and peace.

Upon completion of fitting out in February of 1967 Jouett was assigned to Cruiser-Destroyer Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and operated out of her home port, San Diego.

[Note: The above USS JOUETT (CG-29) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS JOUETT (CG-29), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]