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U.S.S. THORN

(DD-988)

Sharply Perserverant

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USS THORN (DD-988) - a Spruance class destroyer

In Commission 1980 to 2004

DD-988 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DD-988 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-988 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1977 Keel Date: 29 AUG 1977
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JAN 1979 - JAN 1981 Antartic Circle
FEB 1979 Launch Date: 3 FEB 1979
FEB 1980 Commissioned: 16 FEB 1980
JUN 1982 - DEC 1982 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 1982 - NOV 1982 Mediterranean-Lebanon
JUN 1984 - Shellback Initiation - 19 JUN 1984 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1984 - DEC 1984 UNITAS
JUN 1984 - Shellback Initiation - 19 JUN 1984 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1985 - DEC 1985 Regular Overhaul
AUG 1986 - NOV 1986 North Atlantic-Baltic Sea Operations
SEP 1987 - MAR 1988 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
SEP 1987 - MAR 1988 Mediterranean
OCT 1989 - MAR 1990 Mediterranean
NOV 1991 - MAY 1992 Mediterranean
AUG 1993 - FEB 1994 Mediterranean
MAR 1994 - APR 1994 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
AUG 1994 - Shellback Initiation - 8 AUG 1994 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1996 - AUG 1996 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
AUG 1996 - SEP 1996 North Atlantic
MAR 1997 - SEP 1997 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV 1998 - MAY 1999 Mediterranean
APR 2000 - MAY 2000 North Atlantic
APR 2001 - OCT 2001 Mediterranean
NOV 2003 - MAY 2004 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
FEB 2004 - Shellback Initiation - 20 FEB 2004 - Indian Ocean
AUG 2004 Decommissioned: 25 AUG 2004

DD-988 General Specifications

Class: Spruance class destroyer

Named for: Jonathan Thorn

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 a test/target 22 July 2006



USS THORN (DD-988)



The second Thorn (DD-988) was laid down on 29 August 1977 at Pascagoula, Miss., by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Systems, Inc., and launched on 3 February 1979 with Mrs. Patricia Palmer Ansley serving as sponsor. Thorn was scheduled to be commissioned in early 1980.

[Note: The above USS THORN (DD-988) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS THORN (DD-988), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]