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U.S.S. PETERSON

(DD-969)

PROUD TRADITION

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The USS PETERSON (DD-969), was the seventh Spruance class destroyer, was commissioned on 9 JUL 1977. USS PETERSON, named for LCDR Carl Jerrold Peterson, killed in 1969 while in action with the Riverine Forces in Vietnam, was built at the Ingalls Shipyard of Litton corp. at Pascagoula, Mississippi. Joining the Atlantic Fleet after commissioning, PETERSON began a career of deployments that often had her on scene with incidents in the Middle East. USS PETERSON made multiple deployments to the Indian Ocean and was off Beirut and Libya at times in her service life. USS PETERSON served her country for 25 years, 2 months and 25 days, until decommissioned on 4 OCT 2002. the hulk of the PETERSON was disposed of during a SINKEX fleet training exercise on 16 FEB 2004

The USS PETERSON (DD-969) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

DD-969 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1974-Keel Date: 29 APR 1974
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JUN1975-Launch Date: 21 JUN 1975
JUL1977-Commissioned: 9 JUL 1977
JUN1979-JAN1980Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1980-MAR1981Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC1981-APR1982Mediterranean
JUL1982-MAR1983Regular Overhaul
JUL1983-OCT1983Guantanamo Bay
MAR1984-OCT1984Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAR1984-OCT1984Mediterranean
MAR1984-Shellback Initiation - 11 MAR 1984 - Atlantic Ocean
MAR1986-SEP1986Mediterranean - Libya
FEB1988-AUG1988USS Peterson DD-969 Med Cruise
MAR1989-SEP1989Mediterranean-West Africa
APR1990-MAY1991Regular Overhaul
JUN1990-Shellback Initiation - 2 JUN 1990 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL1990-Shellback Initiation - 2 JUL 1990 - Atlantic Ocean
APR1991-MAY1992Regular Overhaul
FEB1993-AUG1993Maritime Expedition Force Red Sea
JUN1993-JUN199314 missile Tomahawk Strike against Iraq
SEP1994-OCT1994Caribbean
OCT1994-APR1995Mediterranean
JUN1996-Shellback Initiation - 29 JUN 1996 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1996-JUL1996Panama Canal
APR1999-OCT1999Mediterranean
MAY2000-JUL2000BALTOPS 2000
SEP2001-MAR2002Mediterranean
OCT2002-Decommissioned: 4 OCT 2002

DD-969 General Specifications

Class: Spruance-class destroyer

Named for: Carl Jerrold Peterson

Complement: 19 Officers and 315 Enlisted

Displacement: 8040 tons

Length: 529 feet

Beam: 55 feet

Flank Speed: 32 Knots

Range: 6 000 nautical miles

Final Disposition:Sunk in support of fleet training exercise February 16 2004