Yellowstone-class destroyer tender

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USS Yellowstone AD-41 1981.jpeg
Class overview
Name: Yellowstone-class destroyer tender
Builders: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
Operators:  United States Navy
Preceded by: Samuel Gompers class
Succeeded by: None
Built: 1977 - 1982
In commission: 1980 - 1996
Completed: 4
Laid up: 2
Retired: 1
Scrapped: 1
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer tender
Displacement: 20,263 tons
Length: 642 ft (196 m)
Beam: 85 ft (26 m)
Draft: 27 ft (8.2 m)
Propulsion: Steam Turbines
Speed: 20 knots
Complement: 87 Officers 1508 Enlisted
Armament: 6 .50 caliber machine guns, 2 20mm cannons, 2 40mm grenade launchers

The Yellowstone class is a class of four destroyer tenders built by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company between 1977 and 1982.

Ships[edit]

 Name   Number   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Decommissioned   Status 
Yellowstone AD-41 National Steel and Shipbuilding Company 27 January 1979 28 June 1980 31 January 1996 Sold for scrap 17 December 2014
Acadia AD-42 National Steel and Shipbuilding Company 28 July 1979 6 June 1981 16 December 1994 Stricken, sunk as an exercise target 20 September 2010
Cape Cod AD-43 National Steel and Shipbuilding Company 2 August 1980 17 April 1982 29 September 1995 Sold for scrap 30 March 2012
Shenandoah AD-44 National Steel and Shipbuilding Company 6 February 1982 15 August 1983 3 September 1996 Sold for scrap 20 November 2014