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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
SEP1975-Keel Date: 29 SEP 1975
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JUN1977-Launch Date: 3 JUN 1977
OCT1978-Commissioned: 14 OCT 1978
JUL1980-DEC1980Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1980-Shellback Initiation - 26 SEP 1980 - Indian Ocean
SEP1980-Shellback Initiation - 19 SEP 1980 - Indian Ocean
OCT1981-APR1982Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY1983-DEC1983UNITAS
JAN1984-JUN1984UNITAS
OCT1985-APR1986Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY1987-NOV1987Mediterranean
MAR1989-SEP1989Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR1990-JUN1990Desert Shield
JUN1990-Shellback Initiation - 28 JUN 1990 - Indian Ocean
MAR1992-SEP1992Desert Shield
MAR1992-SEP1992Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1994-OCT1994Desert Storm
JAN1996-JUL1996Mediterranean
JAN1998-APR1998Caribbean
SEP1998-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