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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

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1976-Keel Date: 12 NOV 1976
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
APR1978-Launch Date: 8 APR 1978
AUG1979-Commissioned: 25 AUG 1979
JAN1980-JAN1980Shellback Initiation -01 18 1980 - Pacific Ocean
APR1983-Shellback Initiation - 18 APR 1983 - Indian Ocean
JUL1984- Shellback Initiation - 23 JUL 1984 - Indian Ocean
MAY1985-JUN1986Regular Overhaul
SEP1985-Shellback Initiation - 11 SEP 1985 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1986-Shellback Initiation - 18 JUN 1986 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1987-Shellback Initiation - 1 MAR 1987 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1987-DEC1987West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL1987-JAN1988USS MISSOURI Battle Group SIERRA
JUL1987-JAN1988OPERATION NIMBLE ARCHER Oct 19 1987
OCT1987-NOV1987Beer Days Oct 4 & Nov 15
NOV1987-Shellback Initiation - 28 NOV 1987 - Indian Ocean
JAN1988-Shellback Initiation - 5 JAN 1988 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1991-MAR1991gulf war
MAR1991-Shellback Initiation - 13 MAR 1991 - Indian Ocean
DEC1992-Shellback Initiation - 2 DEC 1992 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL1993-Shellback Initiation - 8 JUL 1993 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1996-MAY1997Shellback April 20,1997 (Westpac) 96-97
MAR1998-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