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U.S.S. JOHN RODGERS

(DD-983)

SEA EAGLE TRIUMPHANT

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USS JOHN RODGERS (DD-983) - a Spruance class destroyer

In Commission 1979 to 1998

DD-983 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG1976-Keel Date: 12 AUG 1976
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
FEB1978-Launch Date: 25 FEB 1978
JUL1979-AUG1979Commisioning
JUL1979-Commissioned: 14 JUL 1979
NOV1980-APR1981Mediterranean
JAN1982-DEC1982Mediterranean-Lebanon
JAN1982-DEC1987Mediterranean
MAY1982-Shellback Initiation - 7 MAY 1982 - Indian Ocean
NOV1982-JAN1983Gulf of Fonseca - Central America
FEB1983-NOV1983Mediterranean
JAN1984-APR1984North Atlantic
JAN1985-APR1985North Atlantic
AUG1986-MAR1987Mediterranean
AUG1988-FEB1989Mediterranean
DEC1988-MAR1989Cuban Missle Blockade
DEC1989-JUN1990Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR1990-SEP1990Desert Shield
SEP1992-OCT1992Grenada
SEP1992-OCT1992Grenada
AUG1993-NOV1993UNITAS
NOV1993- Shellback Initiation - 1 NOV 1993 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV1993- Shellback Initiation - 1 NOV 1993 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1995-APR1996NATO Standing Naval Force - Operation Sharp Guard (Yugoslav War)
SEP1997-APR1998Mediterranean
SEP1998-Decommissioned: 4 SEP 1998

DD-983 General Specifications

Class: Spruance class destroyer

Named for: Three generations of the Rodgers family who served in

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:Disposed of by scrapping dismantling December 30 2006