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U.S.S. NICHOLSON

(DD-982)

FORTES FORTUNA ADJUVAT
FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE

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USS NICHOLSON (DD-982) - a Spruance-class destroyer

In Commission 1979 to 2002

DD-982 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DD-982 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-982 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1976 - Keel Date: 20 FEB 1976
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
NOV 1977 - Launch Date: 11 NOV 1977
MAY 1979 - Commissioned: 12 MAY 1979
JUN 1979 - AUG 1979 Guantanamo Bay
NOV 1979 - MAY 1980 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1982 - JUL 1982 Mediterranean
SEP 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 27 SEP 1983 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1983 - MAY 1984 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1984 - MAR 1984 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1984 - DEC 1984 Dry Dock
APR 1986 - OCT 1986 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1986 - APR 1986 Dependents Cruise
MAR 1988 - MAR 1988 Dependents Cruise
JUL 1988 - DEC 1988 UNITAS
JUL 1988 - JUL 1988 Panama Canal
AUG 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 20 AUG 1988 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 20 AUG 1988 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1989 - JAN 1993 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1990 - AUG 1990 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR 1992 - SEP 1992 North Atlantic
OCT 1992 - OCT 1992 shellback
OCT 1992 - OCT 1992 Panama Canal
JAN 1993 - JAN 1993 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
OCT 1993 - FEB 1994 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1994 - JAN 1996 Dry Dock
DEC 1996 - MAY 1997 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1997 - Shellback Initiation - 8 JAN 1997 - Indian Ocean
DEC 2002 - Decommissioned: 20 DEC 2002

DD-982 General Specifications

Class: Spruance-class destroyer

Named for: James Nicholson

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 a target 30 July 2004