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U.S.S. JOHN YOUNG

(DD-973)

PRENDS LA MER AVEC COURAGE

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USS JOHN YOUNG (DD-973) - a Spruance class destroyer

In Commission 1978 to 2002

DD-973 Deployments - Major Events

Add a DD-973 Shellback Initiation Add a DD-973 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1975-Keel Date: 17 FEB 1975
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JAN1976-Launch Date: 6 JAN 1976
MAY1978-Commissioned: 20 MAY 1978
MAY1978-MAY1978Panama Canal
SEP1978- Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1978 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1978-Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1978 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1978-APR1979West Pac
NOV1980-MAY1981West Pac
APR1981-Shellback Initiation - 17 APR 1981 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1981-Shellback Initiation - 6 MAY 1981 - Indian Ocean
MAY1981-Shellback Initiation - 6 MAY 1981 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1982-NOV1982West Pac
AUG1982-Shellback Initiation - 24 AUG 1982 - Indian Ocean
SEP1984-APR1985West Pac-Indian Ocean
FEB1985-Shellback Initiation - 12 FEB 1985 - Indian Ocean
APR1986-JUL1986RIMPAC
JUL1987-DEC1987West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1987-OCT1987Operation Nimble Archer
DEC1988-JUN1989West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1989- Shellback Initiation - 14 JAN 1989 - Indian Ocean
JAN1989-Shellback Initiation - 14 JAN 1989 - Indian Ocean
JAN1992-JUN1992West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1997-JAN1998West Pac
JAN1997-JAN1998West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1998-Shellback Initiation - 20 APR 1998 - Indian Ocean
SEP1999-FEB2000West Pac
APR2000-JUL2000RIMPAC
JAN2001-MAR2001Counter Drug ops
OCT2001-APR2002West Pac/OEF
SEP2002-Decommissioned: 30 SEP 2002

DD-973 General Specifications

Class: Spruance class destroyer

Named for: John Young

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 as a target on 13 April 2004