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U.S.S. NICHOLSON

(DD-982)

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

In Commission 1979 to 2002

DD-982 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1976-Keel Date: 20 FEB 1976
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
NOV1977-Launch Date: 11 NOV 1977
MAY1979-Commissioned: 12 MAY 1979
JUN1979-AUG1979Guantanamo Bay
NOV1979-MAY1980Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1982-JUL1982Mediterranean
SEP1983-Shellback Initiation - 27 SEP 1983 - Indian Ocean
OCT1983-MAY1984Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1984-MAR1984Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1984-DEC1984Dry Dock
APR1986-OCT1986Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1986-APR1986Dependents Cruise
MAR1988-MAR1988Dependents Cruise
JUL1988-DEC1988UNITAS
JUL1988-JUL1988Panama Canal
AUG1988-Shellback Initiation - 20 AUG 1988 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1988-Shellback Initiation - 20 AUG 1988 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN1989-JAN1993Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB1990-AUG1990Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR1992-SEP1992North Atlantic
OCT1992-OCT1992shellback
OCT1992-OCT1992Panama Canal
JAN1993-JAN1993Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
OCT1993-FEB1994Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB1994-JAN1996Dry Dock
DEC1996-MAY1997Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1997-Shellback Initiation - 8 JAN 1997 - Indian Ocean
DEC2002-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