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U.S.S. JOHN RODGERS

(DD-983)

SEA EAGLE TRIUMPHANT

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USS JOHN RODGERS (DD-983) - a Spruance class destroyer

In Commission 1979 to 1998

DD-983 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1976 - Keel Date: 12 AUG 1976
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
FEB 1978 - Launch Date: 25 FEB 1978
JUL 1979 - AUG 1979 Commisioning
JUL 1979 - Commissioned: 14 JUL 1979
NOV 1980 - APR 1981 Mediterranean
JAN 1982 - DEC 1982 Mediterranean-Lebanon
JAN 1982 - DEC 1987 Mediterranean
MAY 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 7 MAY 1982 - Indian Ocean
NOV 1982 - JAN 1983 Gulf of Fonseca - Central America
FEB 1983 - NOV 1983 Mediterranean
JAN 1984 - APR 1984 North Atlantic
JAN 1985 - APR 1985 North Atlantic
AUG 1986 - MAR 1987 Mediterranean
AUG 1988 - FEB 1989 Mediterranean
DEC 1988 - MAR 1989 Cuban Missle Blockade
DEC 1989 - JUN 1990 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR 1990 - SEP 1990 Desert Shield
SEP 1992 - OCT 1992 Grenada
SEP 1992 - OCT 1992 Grenada
AUG 1993 - NOV 1993 UNITAS
NOV 1993 - Shellback Initiation - 1 NOV 1993 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV 1993 - Shellback Initiation - 1 NOV 1993 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1995 - APR 1996 NATO Standing Naval Force - Operation Sharp Guard (Yugoslav War)
SEP 1997 - APR 1998 Mediterranean
SEP 1998 - Decommissioned: 4 SEP 1998

DD-983 General Specifications

Class: Spruance class destroyer

Named for: Three generations of the Rodgers family who served in

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 December 30 2006