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USS 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
SEP 1962 Keel Date: 25 SEP 1962
at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Bremerton WA
JUN 1964 Launch Date: 30 JUN 1964
DEC 1966 Commissioned: 3 DEC 1966
APR 1968 - OCT 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1972 - MAR 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1974 - DEC 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1975 - JUN 1975 Regular Overhaul
SEP 1977 - MAR 1978 West Pac
NOV 1980 - JAN 1981 Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf IRAN Hostage Crisis
OCT 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 27 OCT 1982 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1984 - DEC 1984 West Pac
NOV 1984 - Shellback Initiation - 9 NOV 1984 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1986 - FEB 1987 West Pac
JUN 1990 - NOV 1990 Western Pacific/Operation Desert Shield
JUN 1990 - NOV 1990 Desert Shield
JUL 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 31 JUL 1990 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 31 JUL 1990 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1992 - JAN 1993 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN 1994 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]