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U.S.S. BRISCOE

(DD-977)

SEMPER GUMBY
( ALWAYS FLEXIBLE )

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USS BRISCOE (DD-977) - a Spruance-class destroyer

In Commission 1978 to 2003

DD-977 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL1975-Keel Date: 21 JUL 1975
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
DEC1976-Launch Date: 28 DEC 1976
JUN1978-Commissioned: 3 JUN 1978
JUL1979-AUG1979Guantanamo Bay
NOV1981-NOV1983Medterrian
NOV1981-NOV1983Mediterranean
OCT1983-DEC1983Grenada
APR1984-OCT1984Mediterranean
JAN1986-MAY1986North Atlantic
JAN1986-JUL1986North Atlantic
SEP1987-MAR1988Mediterranean
MAR1989-Shellback Initiation - 4 MAR 1989 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1989-DEC1989UNITAS
MAY1990-AUG1990Baltic Sea Deployment
JUL1992-JAN1993Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
APR1993-NOV1993Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR1994-SEP1994Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1994-OCT1994Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
JAN1997-JUL1997Mediterranean
OCT2001-Shellback Initiation - 5 OCT 2001 - Pacific Ocean
FEB2003-Shellback Initiation - 2 FEB 2003 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT2003-Decommissioned: 2 OCT 2003

DD-977 General Specifications

Class: Spruance-class destroyer

Named for: Robert Pearce Briscoe

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 target 25 August 2005