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U.S.S. LEFTWICH

(DD-984)

SUPERIORITY THROUGH TEAMWORK

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USS LEFTWICH (DD-984) - a Spruance class destroyer

In Commission 1979 to 1998

DD-984 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DD-984 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-984 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1976 - Keel Date: 12 NOV 1976
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
APR 1978 - Launch Date: 8 APR 1978
AUG 1979 - Commissioned: 25 AUG 1979
JAN 1980 - JAN 1980 Shellback Initiation -01 18 1980 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 18 APR 1983 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1985 - JUN 1986 Regular Overhaul
SEP 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 11 SEP 1985 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1986 - Shellback Initiation - 18 JUN 1986 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 1 MAR 1987 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1987 - DEC 1987 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL 1987 - JAN 1988 USS MISSOURI Battle Group SIERRA
JUL 1987 - JAN 1988 OPERATION NIMBLE ARCHER Oct 19 1987
OCT 1987 - NOV 1987 Beer Days Oct 4 & Nov 15
NOV 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 28 NOV 1987 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 5 JAN 1988 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1991 - MAR 1991 gulf war
MAR 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 13 MAR 1991 - Indian Ocean
DEC 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 2 DEC 1992 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL 1993 - Shellback Initiation - 8 JUL 1993 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1996 - MAY 1997 Shellback April 20,1997 (Westpac) 96-97
MAR 1998 - Decommissioned: 27 MAR 1998

DD-984 General Specifications

Class: Spruance class destroyer

Named for: William G. Leftwich

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 in support of fleet training exercise 1 August 2003