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U.S.S. TATTNALL

(DDG-19)

JE ME SOUVIENDRAI
(I WILL REMEMBER

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The USS TATTNALL (DDG-19), a Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer, was commissioned on 13 APR 1963. USS TATTNALL served her country for 27 years, 9 months and 5 days, until decommissioned on 18 JAN 1991.

The USS TATTNALL (DDG-19) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

DDG-19 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DDG-19 Shellback Initiation Add a DDG-19 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1960 - Keel Date: 14 NOV 1960
at American Bridge Company Ambridge PA
AUG 1961 - Launch Date: 26 AUG 1961
APR 1963 - Commissioned: 13 APR 1963
SEP 1964 - OCT 1964 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
OCT 1964 - APR 1965 Mediterranean
FEB 1966 - JUL 1966 Mediterranean
SEP 1967 - FEB 1968 Mediterranean
APR 1968 - SEP 1968 Mediterranean
OCT 1968 - JAN 1969 North Atlantic
MAR 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 3 MAR 1969 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1969 - DEC 1969 North Atlantic
DEC 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 15 DEC 1969 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT 1970 - FEB 1971 Regular Overhaul
APR 1971 - JUN 1971 Guantanamo Bay
SEP 1971 - OCT 1971 North Atlantic
MAR 1972 - SEP 1972 Mediterranean
MAY 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 20 MAY 1973 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1973 - NOV 1973 UNITAS
AUG 1973 - NOV 1973 UNITAS
AUG 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 8 AUG 1973 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 24 AUG 1973 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 23 AUG 1973 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1973 - AUG 1973 Panama Canal
NOV 1974 - JUN 1975 Mediterranean
MAY 1975 - JUN 1975 Deployed to Lenningrad USSR 30th Anniversary VE Day
APR 1977 - OCT 1977 Mediterranean
JUN 1978 - DEC 1978 North Atlantic - Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
NOV 1979 - MAY 1980 Mediterranean
NOV 1979 - MAY 1980 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV 1980 - APR 1984 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1981 - JUN 1981 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 19 FEB 1981 - Indian Ocean
FEB 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 11 FEB 1981 - Indian Ocean
AUG 1981 - NOV 1982 Regular Overhaul
AUG 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 19 AUG 1981 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1983 - FEB 1984 Mediterranean-Lebanon
OCT 1983 - MAR 1984 Mediterranean-Lebanon
OCT 1985 - APR 1986 Persian Gulf
FEB 1988 - AUG 1988 Mediterranean
MAR 1990 - SEP 1990 Mediterranean
JAN 1991 - Decommissioned: 18 JAN 1991

DDG-19 General Specifications

Class: Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer

Named for: Josiah Tattnall

Complement: 24 Officers and 330 Enlisted

Displacement: 3277 tons

Length: 437 feet

Beam: 47 feet

Flank Speed: 33 knots

Range: 4 500 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Scrapped by International Shipbreaking Ltd. Brownsville Texas ending March 2000