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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
SEP 1954 - Keel Date: 13 SEP 1954
at Bethlehem Steel Corporation Fore River Shipyard Quinc
DEC 1955 - Launch Date: 15 DEC 1955
DEC 1956 - Commissioned: 7 DEC 1956
OCT 1962 - DEC 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
MAY 1967 - MAY 1967 Recommisioning
JAN 1968 - JAN 1969 West Pac
JUL 1968 - FEB 1969 West Pac - Vietnam
JUL 1968 - MAR 1969 West PAC
OCT 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 24 OCT 1968 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1970 - SEP 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 4 MAY 1970 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1971 - FEB 1972 Task Force 74 Incursion into Indian Ocean
JAN 1972 - JAN 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1972 - FEB 1972 Shellback Initiation
JAN 1973 - AUG 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1973 - AUG 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1974 - FEB 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1975 - FEB 1976 Dry Dock - Long Beach Naval Ship Yards
JAN 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 26 JAN 1976 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 13 OCT 1976 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1978 - MAY 1979 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN 1981 - JAN 1981 West Pac
OCT 1982 - MAY 1983 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN 1983 - 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