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U.S.S. KINKAID

(DD-965)

STEADFAST AND TRUE

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USS KINKAID (DD-965) - a Spruance class destroyer

In Commission 1976 to 2003

DD-965 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1973-Keel Date: 19 APR 1973
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
MAY1974-Launch Date: 25 MAY 1974
JUL1976-Commissioned: 10 JUL 1976
SEP1978-APR1979West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1978-Shellback Initiation - 11 OCT 1978 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1980-DEC1980West Pac
JUN1980-Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1980 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1980-Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1980 - Indian Ocean
JAN1982-JUN1982West Pac
OCT1983-Shellback Initiation - 12 OCT 1983 - Indian Ocean
MAY1984-DEC1984West Pac
NOV1989-APR1990Collision with M/V Kota Petani in Malacca Straits
AUG1992-JAN1993West Pac
DEC1992-Shellback Initiation - 19 DEC 1992 - Indian Ocean
NOV1994-MAY1995West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1995-JUN1996West Pac
SEP1997-FEB1998West Pac
JUN1999-DEC1999West Pac
APR2001-SEP2001West Pac
JAN2003-Decommissioned: 7 JAN 2003

DD-965 General Specifications

Class: Spruance class destroyer

Named for: Thomas C. Kinkaid

Complement: 19 Officers and 315 Enlisted

Displacement: 8040 tons

Length: 529 feet

Beam: 55 feet

Flank Speed: 32 Knots

Range: 6 000 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Sunk as a target 14 July 2004