List of ship commissionings in 1979

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The list of ship commissionings in 1979 includes a chronological list of all ships commissioned in 1979.

Operator Ship Flag Class and type Pennant Other notes
3 January SAGA Linjen Fennia  Finland ferry chartered from Svea Line (Finland)
January Holland Expo Tor Scandinavia  Sweden Cruiseferry Chartered from Tor Line
17 February Svea Line (Finland) Fennia  Finland ferry Returned from charter; in Silja Line traffic
26 February Tor Line Tor Scandinavia  Sweden Cruiseferry Returned from charter to Holland Expo
3 March  United States Navy New York City Los Angeles-class submarine SSN-696
24 March Italia Crociere Galileo Galilei  Italy Cruise ship Formerly with Lloyd Triestino
26 April Rederi AB Slite Botnia Express  Finland Ferry ex-Diana under charter from Oy Vaasa-Umeå Ab
in Viking Line traffic
27 April  Indian Navy Bedi Pondicherry-class minesweeper M63
27 April  Indian Navy Bhavnagar Pondicherry-class minesweeper M64
4 May  Royal Navy Broadsword Type 22 frigate F88
4 June SF Line Turella  Finland Cruiseferry For Viking Line traffic
8 June  Finnish Navy Pohjanmaa Pohjanmaa-class minelayer
9 June Rederi AB Slite Diana II av Slite  Sweden Cruiseferry For Viking Line traffic
20 June Oy Vaasa-Umeå Ab Botnia Express  Finland Ferry ex-Diana; entered service after charter to Rederi AB Slite
25 June  Peruvian Navy Villavisencio Lupo-class frigate FM-52
26 July  Royal Netherlands Navy Callenburgh Kortenaer-class frigate F808
25 September  Royal Navy Cardiff Type 42 destroyer D108
September Rederi AB Slite Diana II  Sweden Cruiseferry ex-Diana II av Slite; in Viking Line traffic
19 November  United States Navy McInerney Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate FFG-8
29 November  Irish Naval Service Aoife Deirdre-class offshore patrol vessel P22
18 December  Royal Navy Brecon Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel M29
23 December  Peruvian Navy Carvajal Lupo-class frigate FM-51
Date unknown Stena Line Stena Saga  Sweden Ferry Rebuilt from Stena Oceanica

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1979
Ship launches: 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
Ship commissionings: 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
Ship decommissionings: 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
Shipwrecks: 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984