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U.S.S. FLETCHER

(DD-992)

PACE ET BELLO PARATUS
IN PEACE AND WAR PREPARED

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USS FLETCHER (DD-992) - a Spruance class destroyer

In Commission 1980 to 2004

DD-992 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DD-992 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-992 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1978 - Keel Date: 24 APR 1978
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JUN 1979 - Launch Date: 16 JUN 1979
JUL 1980 - Commissioned: 12 JUL 1980
JUL 1980 - AUG 1980 Panama Canal
MAY 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 11 MAY 1981 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1982 - AUG 1982 West Pac
AUG 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 4 AUG 1982 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1983 - FEB 1984 West Pac
JUN 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 1 JUN 1991 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 29 MAR 1992 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1994 - JUL 1994 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC 1994 - NOV 1995 Dry Dock
NOV 1996 - MAY 1997 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1997 - Shellback Initiation - 14 APR 1997 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1998 - DEC 1998 Operation Desert Fox
JAN 1999 - Shellback Initiation - 9 JAN 1999 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 2003 - JUL 2003 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 2003 - Shellback Initiation - 14 MAY 2003 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 2004 - Decommissioned: 1 OCT 2004

DD-992 General Specifications

Class: Spruance class destroyer

Named for: Frank Jack Fletcher

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 in torpedo test exercise July 16 2008