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U.S.S. FIFE

(DD-991)

SUCCESSUM MERERE CONEMUR

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USS FIFE (DD-991) - a Spruance-class destroyer

In Commission 1980 to 2003

DD-991 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DD-991 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-991 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1978 - Keel Date: 6 MAR 1978
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
MAY 1979 - Launch Date: 1 MAY 1979
MAR 1980 - MAR 1980 Commisioning
MAR 1980 - MAR 1980 Panama Canal
MAY 1980 - Commissioned: 31 MAY 1980
JAN 1982 - JUN 1982 West Pac
DEC 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 4 DEC 1983 - Indian Ocean
AUG 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 10 AUG 1985 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1986 - DEC 1986 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 1988 - AUG 1988 Shift of homeports from San Diego to Yokosuka
OCT 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 16 OCT 1989 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 16 OCT 1989 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 20 JAN 1990 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1990 - MAR 1991 7th Fleet
OCT 1990 - MAR 1991 Desert Storm
APR 1992 - NOV 1992 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 21 APR 1992 - Indian Ocean
MAR 2000 - SEP 2000 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 2000 - Shellback Initiation - 13 APR 2000 - Atlantic Ocean
FEB 2003 - Decommissioned: 28 FEB 2003

DD-991 General Specifications

Class: Spruance-class destroyer

Named for: James Fife

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 during a live fire exercise 23 August 2005