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U.S.S. CARON

(DD-970)

VISION VICTORY VALOR

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USS CARON (DD-970) - a Spruance-class destroyer

In Commission 1977 to 2001

DD-970 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL1974-Keel Date: 1 JUL 1974
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JUN1975-Launch Date: 24 JUN 1975
OCT1977-Commissioned: 1 OCT 1977
JUN1979-DEC1979Mediterranean
MAR1980-APR1980Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
SEP1980-NOV1980Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAR1981-SEP1981Mediterranean
MAR1981-SEP1981Caribbean
FEB1982-APR1982Panama Canal
MAR1982-APR1982Panama Canal
OCT1983-NOV1983First Shot In Anger
OCT1983-NOV1983Grenada
OCT1983-MAY1984Mediterranean
FEB1984-FEB1984450 5 inch Rounds in 7 Hours off Lebanon
DEC1984-JAN1985Panama Canal
AUG1985-APR1986Mediterranean- Black Sea -Operations in vacinity of Libya
NOV1987-MAR1988Black Sea Ops (Black Sea conflict) Ramming of the Caron
JAN1991-JUL1991Desert Storm
OCT1992-APR1993Mediterranean
JAN1993-JAN1993Tomahawk Missile Launch
SEP1993-NOV1993Caribbean
MAR1995-JUN1995Exercise Blus Harrier
MAR1995-JUN1995Exercise Blue Harrier
JAN1996-Shellback Initiation - 24 JAN 1996 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN1997-DEC1999Mediterranean
JAN1998-JUL1998Mediterranean
OCT2001-Decommissioned: 15 OCT 2001

DD-970 General Specifications

Class: Spruance-class destroyer

Named for: Wayne Caron

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:Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise on 4 December 2002