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U.S.S. HAYLER

(DD-997)

STEAMING DEMONS

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USS HAYLER (DD-997) - a Spruance class destroyer

In Commission 1983 to 2003

DD-997 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DD-997 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-997 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1980 - Keel Date: 20 OCT 1980
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
MAR 1982 - Launch Date: 2 MAR 1982
MAR 1983 - MAR 1983 Commisioning
MAR 1983 - Commissioned: 5 MAR 1983
MAY 1984 - NOV 1984 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 1984 - APR 1985 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 1986 - NOV 1986 UNITAS
JUN 1986 - Shellback Initiation - 20 JUN 1986 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1986 - Shellback Initiation - 10 AUG 1986 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 20 MAY 1987 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1988 - DEC 1988 North Atlantic
JUL 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 12 JUL 1988 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1990 - DEC 1990 UNITAS
SEP 1993 - FEB 1994 Mediterranean-West Africa
JAN 1994 - JAN 1999 UNITAS
APR 1994 - MAY 1994 Caribbean
APR 1994 - JUL 1994 BALT OPS
MAY 1994 - JUN 1994 North Atlantic
NOV 1996 - MAY 1997 Mediterranean
JAN 1998 - JAN 1999 UNITAS
JUN 1998 - JAN 1999 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 2001 - APR 2002 Operation Enduring Freedom
APR 2003 - Shellback Initiation - 28 APR 2003 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 2003 - Decommissioned: 25 AUG 2003

DD-997 General Specifications

Class: Spruance class destroyer

Named for: Robert W. Hayler

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 target 13 November 2004