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U.S.S. OLDENDORF

(DD-972)

AD PROELIUM VICTORIAMQUE FUTURAM
(TO THE FIGHT AND VICTORY AHEAD)

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USS OLDENDORF (DD-972) - a Spruance-class destroyer

In Commission 1978 to 2003

DD-972 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DD-972 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-972 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC1974-Keel Date: 27 DEC 1974
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
OCT1975-Launch Date: 21 OCT 1975
MAR1978-Commissioned: 4 MAR 1978
MAY1980-NOV1980West Pac
MAY1980-NOV1980West Pac-Indian Ocean
AUG1980-Shellback Initiation - 9 AUG 1980 - Indian Ocean
OCT1981-MAY1982West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1982-JUN1983Regular Overhaul
JAN1984-MAY1984West Pac
AUG1984-AUG1984New home port Yokosuka Japan
JAN1985-JAN1985Change of command ceremony
SEP1986-OCT198675th Australian Navy Celebration
NOV1986-NOV1986Qingdao China visit
NOV1987-MAY1988West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN1988-Shellback Initiation - 8 JAN 1988 - Indian Ocean
JUL1988-Shellback Initiation - 10 JUL 1988 - Indian Ocean
NOV1988-NOV1988Exercise Team Spirit
JAN1991-APR1991Desert Storm
APR1991-MAY1991Change Homeport to NS Long Beach Ca
JUL1991-JUL1993Commence Overhaul/install of VLS
JAN1994-JUL1994West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB1994-Shellback Initiation - 12 FEB 1994 - Indian Ocean
NOV1995-MAY1996West Pac
DEC1998-FEB1999Operation Desert Fox
DEC1998-MAY1999West Pac
JAN1999-JAN2000Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1999-Shellback Initiation - 18 APR 1999 - Pacific Ocean
JUN2000-DEC2000West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUN2000-NOV2000West Pac
AUG2001-Shellback Initiation - 18 AUG 2001 - Indian Ocean
JUN2003-Decommissioned: 20 JUN 2003
JUN2003-DEC2003West Pac

DD-972 General Specifications

Class: Spruance-class destroyer

Named for: Jesse B. Oldendorf

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 August 22 2005