U.S.S. CUSHING

(DD-985)

NON SIBI SED PATRIAE
NOT SELF BUT COUNTRY

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USS CUSHING (DD-985) - a Spruance class destroyer

In Commission 1979 to 2005

DD-985 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1977 - Keel Date: 2 FEB 1977
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JUN 1978 - Launch Date: 17 JUN 1978
JAN 1979 - JAN 1984 Commisioning
JAN 1979 - JAN 1979 Panama Canal
SEP 1979 - Commissioned: 21 SEP 1979
APR 1981 - NOV 1981 West Pac-Indian Ocean
APR 1981 - NOV 1981 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 30 JUL 1981 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1982 - APR 1983 West Pac
MAY 1984 - NOV 1984 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1984 - Shellback Initiation - 23 SEP 1984 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1986 - JUL 1986 Middle Pacific
AUG 1990 - DEC 1990 West Pac
AUG 1991 - MAR 1998 Change Homeport from San Diego, CA to Pearl Harbor, HI
JUN 1992 - DEC 1992 UNITAS
JUL 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 18 JUL 1992 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT 1996 - MAR 1997 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV 1996 - Shellback Initiation - 13 NOV 1996 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1998 - SEP 2005 Home Port Change From Pearl Harbor to Japan
SEP 2005 - Decommissioned: 21 SEP 2005

DD-985 General Specifications

Class: Spruance class destroyer

Named for: William B. Cushing

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:StrickenSunk as a target during RIMPAC 2008