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U.S.S. JOHN HANCOCK

(DD-981)

FIRST FOR FREEDOM

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USS JOHN HANCOCK (DD-981) - a Spruance class destroyer

In Commission 1979 to 2000

DD-981 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1976-Keel Date: 16 JAN 1976
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
OCT1977-Launch Date: 29 OCT 1977
JAN1979-JAN1982uss john hancock
MAR1979-Commissioned: 10 MAR 1979
AUG1979-DEC1979Post commission refit Pascagoula
NOV1980-APR1981Mediterranean
JUN1981-JUN1981Port Visit to Roosevelt Roads Puerto Rico
JUN1981-JUL1981Caribbean
JUL1981-MAR1982Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL1981-JUL1981Port Visit to St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands
AUG1981-SEP1981Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
SEP1981-SEP1981Port Visit to Amsterdam Netherlands
NOV1981-NOV1981Port Visit to St. Barts
NOV1981-NOV1981Caribbean
FEB1982-AUG1982Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB1982-FEB1982Port Visit to Rota Spain
APR1982-Shellback Initiation - 6 APR 1982 - Indian Ocean
APR1982-APR1982Port visit to Bahrain
APR1982-APR1982Port Visit to Abu Dhabi United Arab Emerates
APR1982-APR1982Port visit Mombasa Kenya 6-9 April 1982
APR1982-APR1982Port visit Mogadishu Somalia 3-5 April 1982
MAY1982-MAY1982Port Visit to Damman Saudi Arabia
JUN1982-JUN1982Port Visit to shipyard in Bahrain
JUL1982-JUL1982Port Visit to Malaga Spain
DEC1982-JUN1983Dry Dock Pascagoula Miss
APR1983-JUN1983Guantanamo Bay
JUN1983-AUG1983Shakedown Guantanamo Bay Cuba
AUG1983-SEP1983Caribbean
SEP1983-Shellback Initiation - 10 SEP 1983 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP1984-SEP1984Emergency deployment-Hurricane Diana-Cat 4
OCT1984-MAR1985Persian Gulf
FEB1985-MAR1985Persian Gulf-Iraq fired Missile @ us but hit tug boat
MAR1986-MAR1986Guantanamo Bay
APR1986-NOV1986North Atlantic
JAN1987-DEC1988Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1987-OCT1988Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB1989-MAY1989Caribbean
APR1989-APR1989Guantanamo Bay
OCT1989-DEC1990Dry Dock
NOV1991-JUN1992med-red-gulf
AUG1992-Shellback Initiation - 27 AUG 1992 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1993-JUN1994Deployment - Med/Red Sea MIF Ops
OCT1994-MAR1995Med-Red #2 in 94
JUN1995-DEC1995Regular Overhaul
APR1997-OCT1997Mediterranean
APR1997-OCT1997Mediterranean
SEP1999-MAR2000Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT2000-Decommissioned: 16 OCT 2000

DD-981 General Specifications

Class: Spruance class destroyer

Named for: John Hancock

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:Disposed of by scrapping dismantling April 28 2007