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USS JOHN YOUNG

(DD-973)

PRENDS LA MER AVEC COURAGE

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USS JOHN YOUNG (DD-973) - a Spruance class destroyer

In Commission 1978 to 2002

DD-973 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1975 Keel Date: 17 FEB 1975
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JAN 1976 Launch Date: 6 JAN 1976
MAY 1978 Commissioned: 20 MAY 1978
MAY 1978 - MAY 1978 Panama Canal
SEP 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1978 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1978 - APR 1979 West Pac
MAY 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 6 MAY 1981 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1982 - NOV 1982 West Pac
AUG 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 24 AUG 1982 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1984 - APR 1985 West Pac-Indian Ocean
FEB 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 12 FEB 1985 - Indian Ocean
APR 1986 - JUL 1986 RIMPAC
JUL 1987 - DEC 1987 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 1987 - OCT 1987 Operation Nimble Archer
JAN 1992 - JUN 1992 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1997 - JAN 1998 West Pac
APR 1998 - Shellback Initiation - 20 APR 1998 - Indian Ocean
SEP 2002 Decommissioned: 30 SEP 2002

DD-973 General Specifications

Class: Spruance class destroyer

Named for: John Young

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 on 13 April 2004