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U.S.S. PAUL F. FOSTER

(DD-964)

HONOR

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

In Commission 1976 to 2003

DD-964 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DD-964 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-964 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1973 - Keel Date: 6 FEB 1973
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
FEB 1974 - Launch Date: 22 FEB 1974
FEB 1976 - Commissioned: 21 FEB 1976
MAR 1978 - OCT 1978 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUN 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1980 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1980 - SEP 1980 Dry Dock
APR 1981 - MAR 1982 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAY 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 31 MAY 1982 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 31 MAY 1982 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1983 - DEC 1983 West Pac
OCT 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 29 OCT 1983 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1984 - DEC 1984 West Pac
OCT 1984 - Shellback Initiation - 8 OCT 1984 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1986 - FEB 1987 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL 1987 - JUL 1988 Regular Overhaul
MAR 1989 - AUG 1989 WestPac/IO/PG (Operation Earnest Will: AFEM)
MAR 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 14 MAR 1989 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 8 MAY 1989 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1991 - FEB 1991 Desert Storm
FEB 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 10 FEB 1991 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 27 APR 1991 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1992 - JAN 1993 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1994 - OCT 1994 Deployment Arabian Gulf Operation Southern Watch
FEB 1997 - AUG 1997 Persian Gulf
JUL 1997 - JUL 1997 Shellback initiation
OCT 2002 - Shellback Initiation - 5 OCT 2002 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 2002 - Shellback Initiation - 5 OCT 2002 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR 2003 - Decommissioned: 27 MAR 2003
APR 2003 - JAN 2009 Transfered to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Ca
APR 2003 - JAN 2009 Serving 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