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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
DEC 1974 - Keel Date: 27 DEC 1974
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
OCT 1975 - Launch Date: 21 OCT 1975
MAR 1978 - Commissioned: 4 MAR 1978
MAY 1980 - NOV 1980 West Pac
MAY 1980 - NOV 1980 West Pac-Indian Ocean
AUG 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 9 AUG 1980 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1981 - MAY 1982 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1982 - JUN 1983 Regular Overhaul
JAN 1984 - MAY 1984 West Pac
AUG 1984 - AUG 1984 New home port Yokosuka Japan
JAN 1985 - JAN 1985 Change of command ceremony
SEP 1986 - OCT 1986 75th Australian Navy Celebration
NOV 1986 - NOV 1986 Qingdao China visit
NOV 1987 - MAY 1988 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 8 JAN 1988 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 10 JUL 1988 - Indian Ocean
NOV 1988 - NOV 1988 Exercise Team Spirit
JAN 1991 - APR 1991 Desert Storm
APR 1991 - MAY 1991 Change Homeport to NS Long Beach Ca
JUL 1991 - JUL 1993 Commence Overhaul/install of VLS
JAN 1994 - JUL 1994 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1994 - Shellback Initiation - 12 FEB 1994 - Indian Ocean
NOV 1995 - MAY 1996 West Pac
DEC 1998 - FEB 1999 Operation Desert Fox
DEC 1998 - MAY 1999 West Pac
JAN 1999 - JAN 2000 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1999 - Shellback Initiation - 18 APR 1999 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 2000 - DEC 2000 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUN 2000 - NOV 2000 West Pac
AUG 2001 - Shellback Initiation - 18 AUG 2001 - Indian Ocean
JUN 2003 - Decommissioned: 20 JUN 2003
JUN 2003 - DEC 2003 West 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