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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

Add a DD-985 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-985 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1977-Keel Date: 2 FEB 1977
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JUN1978-Launch Date: 17 JUN 1978
JAN1979-JAN1984Commisioning
JAN1979-JAN1979Panama Canal
SEP1979-Commissioned: 21 SEP 1979
APR1981-NOV1981West Pac-Indian Ocean
APR1981-NOV1981West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL1981- Shellback Initiation - 30 JUL 1981 - Indian Ocean
JUL1981-Shellback Initiation - 30 JUL 1981 - Indian Ocean
OCT1982-APR1983West Pac
MAY1984-NOV1984West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1984-Shellback Initiation - 23 SEP 1984 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1986-JUL1986Middle Pacific
AUG1990-DEC1990West Pac
AUG1991-MAR1998Change Homeport from San Diego, CA to Pearl Harbor, HI
JUN1992-DEC1992UNITAS
JUL1992-Shellback Initiation - 18 JUL 1992 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1996-MAR1997West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1996- Shellback Initiation - 13 NOV 1996 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1998-SEP2005Home Port Change From Pearl Harbor to Japan
SEP2005-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