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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
JAN 1976 - Keel Date: 16 JAN 1976
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
OCT 1977 - Launch Date: 29 OCT 1977
JAN 1979 - JAN 1982 uss john hancock
MAR 1979 - Commissioned: 10 MAR 1979
AUG 1979 - DEC 1979 Post commission refit Pascagoula
NOV 1980 - APR 1981 Mediterranean
JUN 1981 - JUL 1981 Caribbean
JUN 1981 - JUN 1981 Port Visit to Roosevelt Roads Puerto Rico
JUL 1981 - MAR 1982 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL 1981 - JUL 1981 Port Visit to St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands
AUG 1981 - SEP 1981 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
SEP 1981 - SEP 1981 Port Visit to Amsterdam Netherlands
NOV 1981 - NOV 1981 Caribbean
NOV 1981 - NOV 1981 Port Visit to St. Barts
FEB 1982 - AUG 1982 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1982 - FEB 1982 Port Visit to Rota Spain
APR 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 6 APR 1982 - Indian Ocean
APR 1982 - APR 1982 Port visit to Bahrain
APR 1982 - APR 1982 Port Visit to Abu Dhabi United Arab Emerates
APR 1982 - APR 1982 Port visit Mombasa Kenya 6-9 April 1982
APR 1982 - APR 1982 Port visit Mogadishu Somalia 3-5 April 1982
MAY 1982 - MAY 1982 Port Visit to Damman Saudi Arabia
JUN 1982 - JUN 1982 Port Visit to shipyard in Bahrain
JUL 1982 - JUL 1982 Port Visit to Malaga Spain
DEC 1982 - JUN 1983 Dry Dock Pascagoula Miss
APR 1983 - JUN 1983 Guantanamo Bay
JUN 1983 - AUG 1983 Shakedown Guantanamo Bay Cuba
AUG 1983 - SEP 1983 Caribbean
SEP 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 10 SEP 1983 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP 1984 - SEP 1984 Emergency deployment-Hurricane Diana-Cat 4
OCT 1984 - MAR 1985 Persian Gulf
FEB 1985 - MAR 1985 Persian Gulf-Iraq fired Missile @ us but hit tug boat
APR 1986 - NOV 1986 North Atlantic
JAN 1987 - DEC 1988 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV 1987 - OCT 1988 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1989 - MAY 1989 Caribbean
APR 1989 - APR 1989 Guantanamo Bay
OCT 1989 - DEC 1990 Dry Dock
NOV 1991 - JUN 1992 med-red-gulf
AUG 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 27 AUG 1992 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1993 - JUN 1994 Deployment - Med/Red Sea MIF Ops
OCT 1994 - MAR 1995 Med-Red #2 in 94
JUN 1995 - DEC 1995 Regular Overhaul
APR 1997 - OCT 1997 Mediterranean
SEP 1999 - MAR 2000 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 2000 - 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