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:
USS JOUETT (CG-29)
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.
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]