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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
JUL 1974 - Keel Date: 1 JUL 1974
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JUN 1975 - Launch Date: 24 JUN 1975
OCT 1977 - Commissioned: 1 OCT 1977
JUN 1979 - DEC 1979 Mediterranean
MAR 1980 - APR 1980 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
SEP 1980 - NOV 1980 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAR 1981 - SEP 1981 Mediterranean
MAR 1981 - SEP 1981 Caribbean
FEB 1982 - APR 1982 Panama Canal
MAR 1982 - APR 1982 Panama Canal
OCT 1983 - NOV 1983 First Shot In Anger
OCT 1983 - NOV 1983 Grenada
OCT 1983 - MAY 1984 Mediterranean
FEB 1984 - FEB 1984 450 5 inch Rounds in 7 Hours off Lebanon
DEC 1984 - JAN 1985 Panama Canal
AUG 1985 - APR 1986 Mediterranean- Black Sea -Operations in vacinity of Libya
NOV 1987 - MAR 1988 Black Sea Ops (Black Sea conflict) Ramming of the Caron
JAN 1991 - JUL 1991 Desert Storm
OCT 1992 - APR 1993 Mediterranean
JAN 1993 - JAN 1993 Tomahawk Missile Launch
SEP 1993 - NOV 1993 Caribbean
MAR 1995 - JUN 1995 Exercise Blus Harrier
MAR 1995 - JUN 1995 Exercise Blue Harrier
JAN 1996 - Shellback Initiation - 24 JAN 1996 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1997 - DEC 1999 Mediterranean
JAN 1998 - JUL 1998 Mediterranean
OCT 2001 - 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