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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
JUN1962-Keel Date: 11 JUN 1962
at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Kittery ME
JAN1963-Launch Date: 8 JAN 1963
SEP1964-Commissioned: 12 SEP 1964
FEB1965-FEB1965Operation Sailor Hat Explosive Impact Test
NOV1965-MAY1966West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1966-Shellback Initiation - 21 APR 1966 - Pacific Ocean
APR1966- Shellback Initiation - 21 APR 1966 - Pacific Ocean
APR1967-AUG1967West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1968-JAN1968West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1968-AUG1968Dry Dock
APR1969-NOV1969West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1969-MAY1970West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1970-FEB1971West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1970-Shellback Initiation - 3 SEP 1970 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1972-OCT1972West Pac - Viet Nam
MAR1972-SEP1972West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1973-JUL1975West Pac
NOV1974-MAY1975West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1975-JUN1975West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1975-JUN1975West Pac
JAN1975-JAN1975West Africa
JAN1975-Shellback Initiation - 15 JAN 1975 - Indian Ocean
JAN1975-Shellback Initiation - 15 JAN 1975 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1975-MAY1975West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1975-AUG1975Dry Dock
FEB1977-MAR1977RIMPAC
MAR1977-SEP1977West Pac
SEP1977-Shellback Initiation - 9 SEP 1977 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1978-MAR1979West Pac
SEP1978-Shellback Initiation - 26 SEP 1978 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1982-AUG1982West Pac
SEP1983-FEB1984West Pac-Indian Ocean
FEB1985-FEB1986Dry Dock
FEB1986-FEB1986Market Garden-Intercept Soviet Trawlers N. Pacific
SEP1986-MAY1987West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1987-Shellback Initiation - 11 APR 1987 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1988-APR1989West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1989-JAN1993Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR1989-MAR1989Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUN1990-NOV1990Anti-Narcotics Ops Central America
DEC1991-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