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USS CHANDLER

(DDG-996)

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USS CHANDLER (DDG-996) - a Kidd-class destroyer

In Commission 1982 to 1999

DDG-996 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1979 Keel Date: 7 MAY 1979
at Litton Ingalls Pascagoula Mississippi
JUN 1980 Launch Date: 28 JUN 1980
MAR 1982 Commissioned: 13 MAR 1982
JAN 1984 - AUG 1984 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUN 1984 - JUN 1984 SHELLBACK INITIATION 15 June 1984
MAR 1986 - AUG 1986 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 1986 - Shellback Initiation - 26 AUG 1986 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1987 - MAR 1988 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 1987 - MAR 1988 Desert Storm
NOV 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 18 NOV 1987 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1990 - MAR 1991 Desert Storm
JUL 1993 - JAN 1994 Desert Shield
AUG 1995 - FEB 1996 Caribbean
SEP 1995 - Shellback Initiation - 22 SEP 1995 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1998 - MAR 1999 SouthPac 98-99 - Central and South America Drug Interdiction
SEP 1999 Decommissioned: 23 SEP 1999

DDG-996 General Specifications

Class: Kidd-class destroyer

Named for: R.Adm. Theodore E. Chandler

Complement: 31 Officers and 332 Enlisted

Displacement: 9783 tons

Length: 563 feet

Beam: 55 feet

Final Disposition: Sold to Taiwan 30 May 2003; commissioned as ROCS Ma Kong (DDG-1805)