USS Cape Cod (AD-43)

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USS Cape Cod (AD43) entering San Francisco.jpg
History
United States
Name: USS Cape Cod
Namesake: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Ordered: 30 September 1977
Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California
Laid down: 27 January 1979
Launched: 2 August 1980
Acquired: 15 February 1982
Commissioned: 17 April 1982
Decommissioned: 29 September 1995
Struck: 7 April 1999
Honours and
awards:
Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2-Persian Gulf), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal
Fate: Scrapped at ESCO Marine, 2012
General characteristics
Class and type: Yellowstone-class destroyer tender
Displacement: Approx. 20,500 tons full load
Length: 643 feet (196 meters)
Beam: 85 feet (25.9 meters)
Draft: 27 feet (8.2 meters)
Propulsion: Two boilers, steam turbines, one shaft, 20,000 shaft horsepower
Speed: 20 knots
Complement: 1500
Armament: One single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
Armor: None
Aircraft carried: Helicopter platform

USS Cape Cod (AD-43) was the third Yellowstone-class destroyer tender in the United States Navy.

History[edit]

Cape Cod was laid down on 27 January 1979 at San Diego, California, by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company and launched on 2 August 1980. The destroyer tender worked for many years in active naval service. It assisted the Spruance-class destroyers, the Truxtun-class cruisers and Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates.[1]

She was commissioned on 17 April 1982 and served 13 years as a destroyer tender before being decommissioned on 29 September 1995, and stricken from the Navy list on 7 April 1999. She was berthed at the James River Reserve Fleet in Fort Eustis, VA, until she was sold for scrap in 2012.

Commanding Officers[edit]

  • CAPT. Baril, Robert Francis 17 April 1982 - 15 December 1982
  • CAPT. Kline, Robert Leroy 15 December 1982 - 23 May 1985
  • CAPT. Johnson, Charles Olof 23 May 1985 - 20 March 1987
  • CAPT. Ruff, John Crawford 20 March 1987 - 29 June 1989
  • CAPT. Johnson Jr., Adrian Warren 29 June 1989 - 16 November 1990
  • CAPT. Bier, Gary L. 16 November 1990 - July 1992
  • CAPT. Hooper IV, James Albert July 1992 - 10 June 1994
  • CAPT. Flaherty, Thomas John 10 June 1994 - 29 September 1995

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Yellowstone (AD-41)