U.S.S. CONOLLY

(DD-979)

LEADING THE WAY

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The USS CONOLLY (DD-979), a Spruance class destroyer, was commissioned on 14 OCT 1978. USS CONOLLY served her country for 19 years, 11 months and 4 days, until decommissioned on 18 SEP 1998.

The USS CONOLLY (DD-979) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

DD-979 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1975 - Keel Date: 29 SEP 1975
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JUN 1977 - Launch Date: 3 JUN 1977
OCT 1978 - Commissioned: 14 OCT 1978
JUL 1980 - DEC 1980 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 26 SEP 1980 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 19 SEP 1980 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1981 - APR 1982 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 1983 - DEC 1983 UNITAS
JAN 1984 - JUN 1984 UNITAS
OCT 1985 - APR 1986 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 1987 - NOV 1987 Mediterranean
MAR 1989 - SEP 1989 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR 1990 - JUN 1990 Desert Shield
JUN 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 28 JUN 1990 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1992 - SEP 1992 Desert Shield
MAR 1992 - SEP 1992 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1994 - OCT 1994 Desert Storm
JAN 1996 - JUL 1996 Mediterranean
JAN 1998 - APR 1998 Caribbean
SEP 1998 - Decommissioned: 18 SEP 1998

DD-979 General Specifications

Class: Spruance-class destroyer

Named for: Richard Lansing Conolly

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 29 April 2009