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U.S.S. DECATUR

(DDG-31)

MY COUNTRY MAY SHE ALWAYS BE RIGHT

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USS DECATUR (DDG-31) - a Forrest Sherman class destroyer

In Commission 1956 to 1983

DDG-31 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DDG-31 Shellback Initiation Add a DDG-31 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP1954-Keel Date: 13 SEP 1954
at Bethlehem Steel Corporation Fore River Shipyard Quinc
DEC1955-Launch Date: 15 DEC 1955
DEC1956-Commissioned: 7 DEC 1956
OCT1962-DEC1962Cuban Missle Blockade
MAY1967-MAY1967Recommisioning
JAN1968-JAN1969West Pac
JUL1968-MAR1969West PAC
JUL1968-FEB1969West Pac - Vietnam
OCT1968-Shellback Initiation - 24 OCT 1968 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1970-SEP1970West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1970- Shellback Initiation - 4 MAY 1970 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1970-Shellback Initiation - 4 MAY 1970 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1971-FEB1972Task Force 74 Incursion into Indian Ocean
JAN1972-JAN1973West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1972-FEB1972Shellback Initiation
JAN1973-AUG1973West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1973-AUG1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1974-FEB1975West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1975-FEB1976Dry Dock - Long Beach Naval Ship Yards
JAN1976-Shellback Initiation - 26 JAN 1976 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1976-Shellback Initiation - 13 OCT 1976 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1978-MAY1979West Pac-Indian Ocean
MAY1979-JAN1981Dry Dock
JAN1980-JAN1981Middle Pacific
JAN1980-JAN1981Middle Pacific
JAN1981-JAN1981West Pac
OCT1982-MAY1983West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN1983-Decommissioned: 30 JUN 1983

DDG-31 General Specifications

Class: Forrest Sherman class destroyer

Named for: Stephen Decatur

Final Disposition: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise 21 July 2004