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

Add a DD-977 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-977 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1975 - Keel Date: 21 JUL 1975
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
DEC 1976 - Launch Date: 28 DEC 1976
JUN 1978 - Commissioned: 3 JUN 1978
JUL 1979 - AUG 1979 Guantanamo Bay
NOV 1981 - NOV 1983 Medterrian
NOV 1981 - NOV 1983 Mediterranean
OCT 1983 - DEC 1983 Grenada
APR 1984 - OCT 1984 Mediterranean
JAN 1986 - MAY 1986 North Atlantic
JAN 1986 - JUL 1986 North Atlantic
SEP 1987 - MAR 1988 Mediterranean
MAR 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 4 MAR 1989 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1989 - DEC 1989 UNITAS
MAY 1990 - AUG 1990 Baltic Sea Deployment
JUL 1992 - JAN 1993 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
APR 1993 - NOV 1993 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR 1994 - SEP 1994 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1994 - OCT 1994 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
JAN 1997 - JUL 1997 Mediterranean
OCT 2001 - Shellback Initiation - 5 OCT 2001 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 2003 - Shellback Initiation - 2 FEB 2003 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT 2003 - 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