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U.S.S. BENJAMIN STODDERT

(DDG-22)

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The USS BENJAMIN STODDERT (DDG-22), the twenty first Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer, was commissioned on 12 SEP 1964. Built at Lockheed Shipbuilding in Seattle, Washington, USS BENJAMIN STODDERT deployed tit eh Western Pacific repeatedly during the War In Vietnam. Spending her entire service career as Pacific Fleet "DDG", USS BENJAMIN STODDERT later "West Pacs" called upon her to voyage to the Indian Ocean. In 1990, as part of a Counter Narcotics deployment off of Central America, USS BENJAMIN STODDERT transited the Panama Canal, visited the port of Willemstad, Curacao for several days then returned to the Pacific by the Panama Canal. USS BENJAMIN STODDERT served her country for 27 years, 3 months and 8 days, until decommissioned on 20 DEC 1991. After being laid up at the NISMF - Pearl Harbor, USS BENJAMIN STODDERT was sold for scrapping. On 3 FEB 2001, while being towed from Hawaii towards the Panama Canal and the scrap yard in Texas, the hulk of BENJAMIN STODDERT took on water in heavy weather and capsized in the Pacific.

The USS BENJAMIN STODDERT (DDG-22) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

DDG-22 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DDG-22 Shellback Initiation Add a DDG-22 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1962 - Keel Date: 11 JUN 1962
at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Kittery ME
JAN 1963 - Launch Date: 8 JAN 1963
SEP 1964 - Commissioned: 12 SEP 1964
FEB 1965 - FEB 1965 Operation Sailor Hat Explosive Impact Test
NOV 1965 - MAY 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1966 - Shellback Initiation - 21 APR 1966 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1966 - Shellback Initiation - 21 APR 1966 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1967 - AUG 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1968 - JAN 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1968 - AUG 1968 Dry Dock
APR 1969 - NOV 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1970 - FEB 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 3 SEP 1970 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1972 - SEP 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1972 - OCT 1972 West Pac - Viet Nam
JUN 1973 - JUL 1975 West Pac
NOV 1974 - MAY 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1975 - JAN 1975 West Africa
JAN 1975 - JUN 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1975 - JUN 1975 West Pac
JAN 1975 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JAN 1975 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1975 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JAN 1975 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1975 - MAY 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1975 - AUG 1975 Dry Dock
SEP 1977 - Shellback Initiation - 9 SEP 1977 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 26 SEP 1978 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1978 - MAR 1979 West Pac
SEP 1983 - FEB 1984 West Pac-Indian Ocean
FEB 1985 - FEB 1986 Dry Dock
FEB 1986 - FEB 1986 Market Garden-Intercept Soviet Trawlers N. Pacific
SEP 1986 - MAY 1987 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 11 APR 1987 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1988 - APR 1989 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR 1989 - MAR 1989 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
JUN 1990 - NOV 1990 Anti-Narcotics Ops Central America
DEC 1991 - Decommissioned: 20 DEC 1991

DDG-22 General Specifications

Class: Charles F. Adams-class guided missle destroyer

Named for: Benjamin Stoddert

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:Sank 3 February 2001