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U.S.S. HARRY W. HILL

(DD-986)

GIVEM HELL HARRY

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USS HARRY W. HILL (DD-986) - a Spruance-class destroyer

In Commission 1979 to 1998

DD-986 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1977 - Keel Date: 1 APR 1977
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
AUG 1978 - Launch Date: 10 AUG 1978
NOV 1979 - Commissioned: 17 NOV 1979
JAN 1980 - FEB 1980 West Pac
AUG 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 23 AUG 1981 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1984 - Shellback Initiation - 12 JUN 1984 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1988 - MAR 1989 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 13 FEB 1989 - Indian Ocean
FEB 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 13 FEB 1989 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1990 - JUN 1991 Desert Shield
FEB 1991 - MAR 1991 Desert Storm
JAN 1997 - MAY 1998 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 1998 - Decommissioned: 29 MAY 1998

DD-986 General Specifications

Class: Spruance-class destroyer

Named for: Harry W. Hill

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 as target 15 July 2004