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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

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT1980-Keel Date: 20 OCT 1980
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
MAR1982-Launch Date: 2 MAR 1982
MAR1983-MAR1983Commisioning
MAR1983-Commissioned: 5 MAR 1983
MAY1984-NOV1984Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1984-APR1985Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY1986-NOV1986UNITAS
JUN1986-Shellback Initiation - 20 JUN 1986 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1986- Shellback Initiation - 24 AUG 1986 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1986-Shellback Initiation - 10 AUG 1986 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY1987-Shellback Initiation - 20 MAY 1987 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN1988-DEC1988North Atlantic
JUL1988-Shellback Initiation - 12 JUL 1988 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1990-DEC1990UNITAS
SEP1993-FEB1994Mediterranean-West Africa
JAN1994-JAN1999UNITAS
APR1994-JUL1994BALT OPS
APR1994-MAY1994Caribbean
MAY1994-JUN1994North Atlantic
NOV1996-MAY1997Mediterranean
JAN1998-JAN1999UNITAS
JUN1998-JAN1999Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT2001-APR2002Operation Enduring Freedom
APR2003-Shellback Initiation - 28 APR 2003 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG2003-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