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U.S.S. PAUL F. FOSTER

(DD-964)

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USS PAUL F. FOSTER (DD-964) - a Spruance-class destroyer

In Commission 1976 to 2003

DD-964 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1973-Keel Date: 6 FEB 1973
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
FEB1974-Launch Date: 22 FEB 1974
FEB1976-Commissioned: 21 FEB 1976
MAR1978-OCT1978West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUN1980-Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1980 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1980-SEP1980Dry Dock
APR1981-MAR1982North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAY1982- Shellback Initiation - 31 MAY 1982 - Indian Ocean
MAY1982-Shellback Initiation - 31 MAY 1982 - Indian Ocean
SEP1983-DEC1983West Pac
OCT1983-Shellback Initiation - 29 OCT 1983 - Indian Ocean
SEP1984-DEC1984West Pac
OCT1984-Shellback Initiation - 8 OCT 1984 - Indian Ocean
SEP1986-FEB1987West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL1987-JUL1988Regular Overhaul
MAR1989-AUG1989WestPac/IO/PG (Operation Earnest Will: AFEM)
MAR1989- Shellback Initiation - 14 MAR 1989 - Indian Ocean
MAY1989-Shellback Initiation - 8 MAY 1989 - Indian Ocean
JAN1991-FEB1991Desert Storm
FEB1991-Shellback Initiation - 10 FEB 1991 - Pacific Ocean
APR1991-Shellback Initiation - 27 APR 1991 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1992-JAN1993West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1994-OCT1994Deployment Arabian Gulf Operation Southern Watch
FEB1997-AUG1997Persian Gulf
JUL1997-JUL1997Shellback initiation
OCT2002-Shellback Initiation - 5 OCT 2002 - Pacific Ocean
OCT2002-Shellback Initiation - 5 OCT 2002 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR2003-Decommissioned: 27 MAR 2003
APR2003-JAN2009Transfered to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Ca
APR2003-JAN2009Serving as Navys Self Defence Test Ship

DD-964 General Specifications

Class: Spruance-class destroyer

Named for: Paul F. Foster

Complement: 19 Officers and 315 Enlisted

Displacement: 8040 tons

Length: 529 feet

Beam: 55 feet

Flank Speed: 32 Knots

Range: 6 000 nautical miles