U.S.S. COMTE DE GRASSE

(DD-974)

SANS PRECEDENT

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USS COMTE DE GRASSE (DD-974) - a Spruance-class destroyer

In Commission 1978 to 1998

DD-974 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DD-974 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-974 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1975 - Keel Date: 4 APR 1975
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
MAR 1976 - Launch Date: 26 MAR 1976
AUG 1978 - Commissioned: 5 AUG 1978
OCT 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 15 OCT 1978 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP 1979 - NOV 1979 North Atlantic
JAN 1983 - JUL 1983 STANAVFORLANT
JAN 1983 - JUL 1983 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAY 1985 - OCT 1985 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 4 JUL 1985 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 14 JUL 1989 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1993 - MAY 1996 UNITAS
JUN 1998 - Decommissioned: 5 JUN 1998

DD-974 General Specifications

Class: Spruance-class destroyer

Named for: Admiral Francois-Joseph Paul

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 7 June 2006