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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

Add a DD-965 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-965 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1973 - Keel Date: 19 APR 1973
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
MAY 1974 - Launch Date: 25 MAY 1974
JUL 1976 - Commissioned: 10 JUL 1976
SEP 1978 - APR 1979 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 11 OCT 1978 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1980 - DEC 1980 West Pac
JUN 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1980 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1980 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1982 - JUN 1982 West Pac
OCT 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 12 OCT 1983 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1984 - DEC 1984 West Pac
NOV 1989 - APR 1990 Collision with M/V Kota Petani in Malacca Straits
AUG 1992 - JAN 1993 West Pac
DEC 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 19 DEC 1992 - Indian Ocean
NOV 1994 - MAY 1995 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV 1995 - JUN 1996 West Pac
SEP 1997 - FEB 1998 West Pac
JUN 1999 - DEC 1999 West Pac
APR 2001 - SEP 2001 West Pac
JAN 2003 - 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