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U.S.S. 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

Add a DDG-996 Shellback Initiation Add a DDG-996 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1979-Keel Date: 7 MAY 1979
at Litton Ingalls Pascagoula Mississippi
JUN1980-Launch Date: 28 JUN 1980
MAR1982-Commissioned: 13 MAR 1982
JAN1984-AUG1984West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUN1984-JUN1984SHELLBACK INITIATION 15 June 1984
MAR1986-AUG1986West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG1986-Shellback Initiation - 26 AUG 1986 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1987-MAR1988Desert Storm
OCT1987-MAR1988West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1987-Shellback Initiation - 18 NOV 1987 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1990-MAR1991Desert Storm
JUL1993-JAN1994Desert Shield
DEC1993- Shellback Initiation - 3 DEC 1993 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1995-FEB1996Caribbean
SEP1995-SEP1995CPO Initiation
SEP1995-Shellback Initiation - 22 SEP 1995 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1998-MAR1999SouthPac 98-99 - Central and South America Drug Interdiction
OCT1998-Shellback Initiation - 1 OCT 1998 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP1999-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)