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U.S.S. OSCAR AUSTIN

(DDG-79)

HONOR AND SACRIFICE

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USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG-79) - an Arleigh Burke class destroyer

In Commission 2000 to Present

DDG-79 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DDG-79 Shellback Initiation Add a DDG-79 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1997 - Keel Date: 9 OCT 1997
NOV 1998 - Launch Date: 7 NOV 1998
AUG 2000 - Commissioned: 19 AUG 2000
DEC 2002 - JUL 2003 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 2004 - JUL 2004 North Atlantic
SEP 2005 - MAR 2006 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 2006 - Shellback Initiation - 5 JAN 2006 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV 2007 - MAR 2008 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN 2010 - DEC 2010 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean

DDG-79 General Specifications

Named for: Oscar P. Austin

Complement: 380 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 9200 tons

Length: 509 feet 6 inches

Beam: 66 feet

Draft: 31 feet