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Posted: 9/14/2004 12:00:32 PM EST
Issue Date: September 20, 2004

Changes in ships’ status

Information is compiled from official Navy and commercial shipbuilding sources. Data is accurate as of Aug. 27. Dates are subject to change.
Aircraft carriers

Ranger (CV-61): Stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on March 8 as “excess to naval requirements.” For disposal.

Independence (CV-62): Stricken from the NVR on March 8 as “excess to naval requirements.” For disposal.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69): Scheduled to be redelivered to the Navy on Nov. 6 after a 3½ year refueling and comprehensive overhaul at Northrop Grumman Newport News, Va.

Cruisers

Leahy (CG-16): Withdrawn from Maritime Reserve Fleet at Suisun Bay, Calif., on June 21 for towing to Brownsville, Texas, for scrapping.

Ticonderoga (CG-47): Scheduled to be decommissioned Sept. 30. To be temporarily kept as a surge asset. Ultimately to be stricken from the NVR for disposal. May be transferred to a foreign country.

Yorktown (CG-48): Scheduled to be decommissioned Dec. 3. To be temporarily kept as a surge asset. Ultimately to be stricken from the NVR for disposal. May be transferred to a foreign country.

Valley Forge (CG-50): Decommis-sioned Aug. 30. To be temporarily kept as a surge asset. Ultimately to be stricken from the NVR for disposal. May be transferred to a foreign country.

Guided-missile destroyers

Ex-Decatur (DDG-31): Sunk as a target in RimPac 2004 exercises at 22 degrees 57’ 0.0” north, 159 degrees 55’ 6.0” west in 2,560 fathoms of water.

Pinckney (DDG-91): Placed “In Commission, Full” on May 29. Home-ported at San Diego.

Momsen (DDG-92): Placed “In Commission, Special” on May 6 at Port Hueneme, Calif. Placed “In Commission, Full” on Aug. 28. To be home-ported at Everett, Wash.

Chung-Hoon (DDG-93): Delivered to the Navy and placed “In Commission, Special” on March 22. Scheduled to be placed “In Commission, Full” on Sept. 18 at home port of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Nitze (DDG-94): Scheduled to be delivered to the Navy and placed “In Commission, Special” on Oct. 29.

James E. Williams (DDG-95): Delivered to the Navy and placed “In Commission, Special” on Aug. 23. Scheduled to be placed “In Commission, Full” on Dec. 11 at Charleston, S.C.

Forrest Sherman (DDG-98): Launched June 30 at Northrop Grumman Ingalls Operations, Pascagoula, Miss.

Kidd (DDG-100): Keel laid March 1 at Northrop Grumman Ingalls Oper-ations.

Gridley (DDG-101): Keel laid Aug. 15 at Bath Iron Works, Maine.

DDG-102: Named Sampson on May 4.

DDG-103: Named Truxtun on May 4.

DDG-104: Named Sterett on May 4.

DDG-105: Named Dewey on May 4.

Destroyers

Edson (DD-946): Originally transferred to the Intrepid Sea-Air Space Museum in New York City in 1989 for use as a museum ship. Returned to the Navy on June 14. Towed to Philadelphia Reserve Fleet to await disposition.

Paul F. Foster (DD-964): Status changed from “Active, In Service (Miscellaneous)” to “Out of Commission” on April 6 and stricken from the NVR the same date. Will remain active as Self-Defense Test Ship, operating out of Port Hueneme.

Kinkaid (DD-965): Stricken from the NVR on April 6. Sunk as a target in RimPac 2004 exercise on July 14 at 22 degrees 55’ 13.5” north, 159 degrees 59’ 40.5” west, in 2,548 fathoms of water.

Elliot (DD-967): Stricken from the NVR on April 6.

Arthur W. Radford (DD-968): Stricken from the NVR on April 6. To be loaned to Northrop Grumman for conversion to serve as trials ship for DD(X) design.

Oldendorf (DD-972): Stricken from the NVR on April 6.

John Young (DD-973): Sunk as a target on April 26 after being hit by a Mark 46 torpedo fired from USS Pasadena (SSN-753).

O’Brien (DD-975): Scheduled to be decom-missioned Sept. 24 and stricken from the NVR for disposal.

Briscoe (DD-977): Stricken from the NVR on April 6.

Stump (DD-978): Scheduled to be decom-missioned Oct. 22 and stricken from the NVR for disposal.

Nicholson (DD-982): Stricken from the NVR on April 6.

Harry W. Hill (DD-986): Sunk as a target during RimPac 2004 exercises on July 15 at 23 degrees 01’ 16.0” north, 159 degrees 54’ 12.0” west in 2,540 fathoms of water.

Thorn (DD-987): Decommissioned Aug. 25 and stricken from the NVR for disposal.

Deyo (DD-989): Stricken from the NVR on April 6.

Fife (DD-991): Stricken from the NVR on April 6.

Fletcher (DD-992): Scheduled to be decom-missioned Oct. 1.

Hayler (DD-997): Stricken from the NVR on April 6.

Guided-missile frigates

George Philip (FFG-12): Stricken from the NVR on May 24. To be transferred to Portugal under lease.

Sides (FFG-14): Stricken from the NVR on May 24. To be transferred to Portugal under lease.

Patrol ships

Monsoon (PC-4): Scheduled to be decommissioned Sept. 30 and transferred to the Coast Guard on loan the same date for service in homeland defense. To be recommissioned as cutter Monsoon (WPC-4).

Typhoon (PC-5) and Sirocco (PC-6): Departed Little Creek, Va., on April 30.

Zephyr (PC-8): Scheduled to be decommissioned Sept. 30 and transferred to the Coast Guard on loan the same date for service in homeland defense. To be recommissioned as cutter Zephyr (WPC-8).

Shamal (PC-13): Scheduled to be decommissioned Sept. 30 and transferred to the Coast Guard on loan the same date for service in homeland defense. To be recommissioned as cutter Shamal (WPC-13). Tornado (PC-14): Scheduled to be decommissioned Sept. 30 and transferred to the Coast Guard on loan the same date for service in homeland defense. To be recommissioned as cutter Tornado (WPC-14).

Submarines

Jimmy Carter (SSN-23): Scheduled to be delivered to the Navy and placed “In Commission, Full” on Dec. 8.

Parche (SSN-683): Scheduled to be placed “In Commission, In Reserve” by Sept. 30 at Bangor, Wash., for ultimate disposal through the Navy’s Nuclear Submarine Recycling Program.

Portsmouth (SSN-707): Scheduled to be placed “In Commission, In Reserve” by Sept. 30 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va., for ultimate disposal through the Navy’s Nuclear Submarine Recycling Program.

Houston (SSN-713): Completed refueling overhaul in June.

Salt Lake City (SSN-716): Scheduled to be deactivated and scrapped in fiscal 2006.

Ohio (SSBN-726): Reclassified as a nuclear-powered guided missile submarine (SSGN) in October 2002. The refueling and conversion work, being done at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., officially started Nov. 15, 2003, but the submarine has been in the yard since October 2003 for preliminary work. Conversion to SSGN will follow refueling.

Michigan (SSBN-727): Reclassified as an SSGN in October 2002. Entered Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for refueling and conversion to SSGN on Nov. 15, 2003. Placed “In Commission, In Reserve” on Feb. 7, 2004.

Florida (SSBN-728): Reclassified SSGN in January. Refueling and conversion work is being done at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

Georgia (SSBN-729): Placed “In Commission, In Reserve” on Oct. 30, 2003. Reclassified SSGN in March. Refueling and conversion work is to be done at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

Virginia (SSN-774): Delivered to the Navy on June 30 and placed “In Commission, Special.” Scheduled to be placed “In Commission, Full” on Oct. 23.

Texas (SSN-775): Launched July 31 and christened shortly after.

North Carolina (SSN-777): Keel laid May 22 at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Conn.

SSN-778: Named New Hampshire on Aug. 6.

Amphibious ships

Duluth (LPD-6): Scheduled to be decommissioned Sept. 30, but might be delayed due to the slippage in the San Antonio (LPD-17) construction schedule.

San Antonio (LPD-17): Scheduled to be de-livered to the Navy and placed “In Commission, Special” on Dec. 8.

New Orleans (LPD-18): Scheduled to be launched Nov. 13 at Northrop Grumman Avondale Operations, New Orleans.

Mesa Verde (LPD-19): Scheduled to be launched Nov. 19 at Northrop Grumman Ingalls Operations.

New York (LPD-21): Keel laid Aug. 30 at Northrop Grumman Avondale Operations.

LPD-22: Named San Diego on April 30.

LPD-23: Named Anchorage on Aug. 17.

Guadalcanal (LPH-7): Reacquired from the Maritime Administration on Feb. 5 for preparation for use as a target in a naval exercise.

Anchorage (LSD-36): Stricken from the NVR on March 8.

Portland (LSD-37): Stricken from the NVR on March 8. Sunk as a target on April 25 at 34 degrees 55’ 48.9” north, 70 degrees 14’ 56.3” west in 2,621 fathoms of water.

Mount Vernon (LSD-39): Stricken from the NVR on March 8.

Peoria (LST-1183): Sunk as a target on July 12 in RimPac 2004 exercises.

Barbour County (LST-1195): Sunk as a target on April 6 as a result of damage from Harpoon (AGM-84) and Maverick (AGM-65) missiles, at 22 degrees 57’ 20.0” north, 160 degrees 05’ 01.5” west in 2,560 fathoms of water.

Support ships

USNS Flickertail State (TACS-5): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 5. Placed “out of service” March 6, and placed “in service” the next day for use by the Marine Corps in Haiti. Placed “out of service” March 13. Laid up at the Maritime Administration Reserve Fleet at James River, Va.

Coronado (AGF-11): Decommissioned Nov. 14, 2003, at Point Loma, Calif., and transferred to Military Sealift Command as USNS Coronado (TAGF-11), in a reduced operating status for an overhaul. Returned to the Navy on Feb. 18 after completion of overhaul and recommissioned on the same date as USS Coronado (AGF-11).

USNS Capable (TAGOS-16): Used as drug interdiction vessel. Scheduled to be placed “out of service” Sept. 15 at Seattle and to be transferred to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for further service the same day.

M/V Cape Nome (TAK-1014): Downgraded from the Ready Reserve Force to National Defense Reserve Fleet on July 1.

M/V Cape John (TAK-5022): Downgraded from the RRF to NDRF on July 1.

M/V Cape Gibson (TAK-5051): Placed “out of service” Nov. 27, 2003, and returned to RRF at Oakland, Calif., on a five-day recall notice.

M/V Cape May (TAK-5063): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 25. Placed “out of service” Feb. 16, then placed “in service” the next day. Placed “out of service” March 6. Laid up at Baltimore, subject to a five-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Mendocino (TAK-5064): Downgraded from the RRF to NDRF on July 1.

M/V Cape Johnson (TAK-5075): Downgraded from the RRF to NDRF on July 1.

M/V Cape Juby (TAK-5077): Downgraded from the RRF to NDRF on July 1.

Lewis and Clark (TAKE-1): Keel laid April 22 at National Steel and Shipbuilding Corp., San Diego.

M/V Cape Island (TAKR-10): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 10 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” Feb. 18 and placed “in service” the next day. Placed “out of service” March 20 and “in service” March 21, 2004. Placed “out of service” May 6. Placed “in service” May 23. Placed “out of service” July 5. Placed “in service” again July 6. Placed “out of service” Aug. 16. Laid up at Tacoma, Wash., subject to a five-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Intrepid (TAKR-11): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 11 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” Feb. 24. Placed “in service” Feb. 25. Placed “out of service” March 20. Placed “in service” March 21. Placed “out of service” June 29. Laid up at Tacoma, subject to a five-day recall notice.

USNS Algol (TAKR-287): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 4 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in Reduced Operational Status on April 21 at New Orleans.

USNS Bellatrix (TAKR-288): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 14 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on June 3 at New Orleans.

USNS Denebola (TAKR-289): Activated and placed “in service” May 6. Placed in ROS on Aug. 17 at Brooklyn, N.Y.

USNS Pollux (TAKR-290): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 15 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on April 10 at New Orleans.

USNS Altair (TAKR-291): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 12 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on April 19 at Norfolk.

USNS Regulus (TAKR-292): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 8 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on July 18 at New Orleans.

USNS Capella (TAKR-293): Activated and placed “in service” Dec. 19, 2003, to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on May 16 at Baltimore.

USNS Antares (TAKR-294): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 30 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on April 17 at Baltimore. Reactivated and placed “in service” May 29. Placed in ROS Aug. 18 at Norfolk.

USNS Shughart (TAKR-295): Still active.

USNS Gordon (TAKR-296): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 16 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on Aug. 21 at Norfolk.

USNS Yano (TAKR-297): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 15 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on July 18 at Norfolk.

USNS Gilliland (TAKR-298): Placed in ROS on June 18.

USNS Bob Hope (TAKR-300): Placed in ROS on May 21.

USNS Fisher (TAKR-301): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 17 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on June 24.

USNS Seay (TAKR-302): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 24 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on May 13.

USNS Mendonca (TAKR-303): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 28 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on June 5.

USNS Pililaau (TAKR-304): Placed in ROS on July 2.

USNS Brittin (TAKR-305): Placed in ROS on Aug. 30.

USNS Benavidez (TAKR-306): Activated and placed “in service” Dec. 8, 2003, to transport material to Iraq. Still active.

M/V Cape Orlando (TAKR-2044): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 12 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” April 2. Placed “in service” April 3. Placed “out of service” May 25. Laid up at Hunters Point, San Francisco, on a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Ducato (TAKR-5051): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 6 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 18. Placed “in service” March 19. Placed “out of service” June 7. Placed “in service” again June 8 and “out of service” Aug. 9. Laid up at Jacksonville, Fla., subject to a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Douglas (TAKR-5052): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 19 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” Feb. 18. Placed “in service” Feb. 19. Placed “out of service” again April 21. Placed “in service” April 22 and “out of service” May 25. Laid up at Charleston, subject to a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Domingo (TAKR-5053): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 6 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 27. Placed “in service” March 28. Placed “out of service” June 9. Laid up at Jacksonville, subject to a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Decision (TAKR-5054): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 20 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” June 10. Laid up at Charleston, subject to a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Diamond (TAKR-5055): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 2 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 29. Placed “in service” March 30. Placed “out of service” May 16. Laid up at Jacksonville, subject to a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Isabel (TAKR-5062): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 13 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” May 19. Placed “in service” May 25. Placed “out of service” July 25. Laid up at Long Beach, Calif., subject to a five-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Hudson (TAKR-5066): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 16 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 22. Placed “in service” March 23. Placed “out of service” May 27. Placed “in service” July 15. Placed “out of service” Aug. 9. Laid up at Oakland.

M/V Cape Henry (TAKR-5067): Placed “in service” April 9. Placed “out of service” June 5. Laid up at San Francisco.

M/V Cape Horn (TAKR-5068): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 17 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 14. Placed “in service” again March 15. Placed “out of service” again May 21. Placed “in service” July 15. Placed “out of service” Aug. 11. Laid up at Oakland.

M/V Cape Edmont (TAKR-5069): Activated and placed “in service” March 26. Placed “out of service” May 3. Placed “in service” May 4, 2004. Placed “out of service” June 14.

M/V Cape Inscription (TAKR-5076): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 11 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 20. Placed “in service” again March 21. Placed “out of service” again May 9. Placed “in service” again June 29. Placed “out of service” again Aug. 18. Laid up at Long Beach, subject to a five-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Knox (TAKR-5082): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 18 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” April 3. Placed “in service” April 4. Placed “out of service” again June 11. Laid up at New Orleans, subject to a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Kennedy (TAKR-5083): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 9 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” April 8. Placed “in service” April 9. Placed “out of service” June 22. Laid up at New Orleans, subject to a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Vincent (TAKR-9666): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 2 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 18. Placed “in service” March 19. Placed “out of service” April 3. Laid up at Beaumont, Texas.

M/V Cape Trinity (TAKR-9711): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 6 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 19. Laid up at Houston, subject to a five-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Victory (TAKR-9701): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 4 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 25. Placed “in service” March 26. Placed “out of service” May 8. Laid up at Beaumont.

M/V Cape Race (TAKR-9960): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 2 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 14. Placed “in service” March 15. Placed “out of service” May 28. Laid up at Portsmouth, subject to a five-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Washington (TAKR-9961): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 4 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” on an undetermined date. Placed “in service” April 4. Placed “out of service” May 28. Laid up at Baltimore, subject to a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Wrath (TAKR-9962): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 13 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” April 1. Placed “in service” April 2. Placed “out of service” May 28. Laid up at Baltimore, subject to a four-day recall notice.

Sacramento (AOE-1): Scheduled for decommissioning Oct. 1. To be stricken and disposed of.

Bridge (AOE-10): Decommissioned June 24 and be transferred to MSC for further service as USNS Bridge (TAOE-10).

M/V Mission Buenaventura (TAOT-1012): Downgraded from the RRF to NDRF on July 1.

M/V Mission Capistrano (TAOT-5005): Downgraded from the RRF to NDRF on July 1.

M/V Mount Washington (TAOT-5076): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 4. Placed “out of service” March 28. Laid up at Houston, subject to a five-day recall notice.

M/V Enterprise (TAP-1003): Downgraded from the RRF to NDRF on July 1. Continues as training ship for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

M/V Empire State VI (TAP-1001): Downgraded from the RRF to NDRF on July 1. Continues as training ship for the New York State Maritime Academy.

USNS Powhatan (TATF-166): On commercial lease. Scheduled to be stricken from the NVR Sept. 30.

Administrative command changes

Military Sealift Command, Atlantic Fleet: Redesignated Sealift Logistics Command, Atlantic Fleet, on May 18.

Combat Logistics Squadron 2, Atlantic Fleet: Disestablished May 18 and merged with the new Sealift Logistics Command, Atlantic Fleet.

Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force, Atlantic Fleet: Disestablished May 18 and merged with the new Sealift Logistics Command, Atlantic Fleet.

OIC, Combat Logistics Squadron 2 Detachment, Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J.: Redesignated OIC Sealift Logistics Command Atlantic Detachment, Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J., on May 18.

Aviation

VS-29 (“Screaming Dragonfires”): Officially disestablished April 30 having been established as VS-892 prior to the Korean War. Based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.

VS-38 (“Red Griffins”): Officially disestablished April 30, having been established April 1, 1960. Based at NAS Whidbey Island.

VFA-203 (“Blue Dolphins”): Officially disestablished June 30. Naval Reserve squadron based at NAS Atlanta.

VAQ-128 (“Fighting Phoenix”): Expeditionary Warfare squadron based at NAS Whidbey Island. Scheduled to be disestablished Sept. 30, having been last established Oct. 1, 1997.

VMFA-321 (“Hell’s Angeles”): Marine Corps Reserve squadron based at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Scheduled to be deactivated Sept. 30.

Coast Guard

Medium-endurance cutters

Courageous (WMEC-622): Trans-ferred to Sri Lanka on June 24. Renumbered “P-621.” Will be renamed.

Patrol boats

Manitou (WPB-1302): Decommis-sioned July 14 for modernization. Replaces Matinicus (WPB-1315) in the modernization contract. Originally, the entire Island class of WPBs was to be decommissioned for modernization. However, the first batch was found to be in poor material condition. The Coast Guard is now considering modernizing only the nine ships that were awarded under the original contract of June 25, 2002.

Matagorda (WPB-1303): Redelivered to the Coast Guard on March 1. Recommissioned April 14

Maui (WPB-1304): Deployed to the northern Persian Gulf on July 3.

Monhegan (WPB-1305): Decommis-sioned June 7 for modernization.

Nunivak (WPB-1306): Scheduled to be redelivered to the Coast Guard on Nov. 15 after modernization.

Vashon (WPB-1308): Scheduled to be redelivered to the Coast Guard on Dec. 13 after modernization.

Attu (WPB-1317): Redelivered to the Coast Guard on Aug. 2 after modernization.

Metompkin (WPB-1325): Redelivered to the Coast Guard on April 19 after modernization.

Monomoy (WPB-1326): Deployed to the northern Persian Gulf on July 3.

Padre (WPB-1328): Redelivered to the Coast Guard on June 7.

Sea Lion (WPB-87352): Placed “In Commission, Full” on March 13. Home-ported at Staten Island, N.Y..

Skipjack (WPB-87353): Placed “In Commission, Full” on March 22. Home-ported at Galveston, Texas.

Dolphin (WPB-87354): Placed “In Commission, Full” on March 1. Home-ported at Miami.

Hawk (WPB-87355): Placed “In Commission, Full” on June 7. Home-ported at St. Petersburg, Fla.

Sailfish (WPB-87356): Placed “In Commission, Full” on June 3. Home-ported at Sandy Hook, N.J.

Sawfish (WPB-87357): Placed “In Commission, Full” on May 22. Home-ported at Key West, Fla.

Swordfish (WPB-87358): Sched-uled to be launched Dec. 28 at Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La.

Tigershark (WPB-87359), Blue Shark (WPB-87360), Sea Horse (WPB-87361), Sea Otter (WPB-87362), Manatee (WPB-87363), Diamondback (WPB-87364), Piranha (ex-Alligator) (WPB-87365) and Skate (ex-Crocodile) (WPB-87366): All are scheduled to be built at Bollinger Shipyards and are scheduled for delivery between April 6, 2005, and Oct. 19, 2005.

Icebreaking buoy tender

Mackinaw (WLBB-30): Keel laid Feb. 9 at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, Wis. Launched March 19. Scheduled to be delivered Oct. 15, 2005, and placed “In Commission, Special” the same date. To replace Mackinaw (WAGB-83) in 2006. “WLBB” is a new Coast Guard classification.

Seagoing buoy tenders

Hollyhock (WLB-214, ex-WLB-215): Launched Jan. 25, 2003, at Marinette Marine Corp. Delivered and placed “In Commission, Special” on Oct. 15, 2003. Placed “In Commission, Full” on April 30. Home-ported at Port Huron, Mich.

Sequoia (WLB-215, ex-WLB-214): Delivered by Marinette Marine Corp. and placed “In Commission, Special” on April 21. Scheduled to be placed “In Commission, Full” on Oct. 15. To be home-ported at Apra Harbor, Guam.

Alder (WLB-216): Last of class. Launched Feb. 7 at Marinette Marine Corp. Scheduled to be delivered and placed “In Commission, Special” on Dec. 30. To be home-ported at Duluth, Minn.

Sundew (WLB-404): Decommissioned May 27 at Duluth. Legislation is pending to transfer to the city of Duluth for use as a museum. If the legislation fails, will be sailed to the Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay, Md., for temporary storage pending transfer to a foreign country.

Coastal buoy tender

White Bush (WLM-542): Sunk as a target by the Navy on June 17 at 31 degrees 2' 6.0” north, 119 degrees 41' 42.0” west.
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Issue Date: September 20, 2004

Changes in ships’ status

Information is compiled from official Navy and commercial shipbuilding sources. Data is accurate as of Aug. 27. Dates are subject to change.
Aircraft carriers

Ranger (CV-61): Stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on March 8 as “excess to naval requirements.” For disposal.

Independence (CV-62): Stricken from the NVR on March 8 as “excess to naval requirements.” For disposal.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69): Scheduled to be redelivered to the Navy on Nov. 6 after a 3½ year refueling and comprehensive overhaul at Northrop Grumman Newport News, Va.

Cruisers

Leahy (CG-16): Withdrawn from Maritime Reserve Fleet at Suisun Bay, Calif., on June 21 for towing to Brownsville, Texas, for scrapping.

Ticonderoga (CG-47): Scheduled to be decommissioned Sept. 30. To be temporarily kept as a surge asset. Ultimately to be stricken from the NVR for disposal. May be transferred to a foreign country.

Yorktown (CG-48): Scheduled to be decommissioned Dec. 3. To be temporarily kept as a surge asset. Ultimately to be stricken from the NVR for disposal. May be transferred to a foreign country.

Valley Forge (CG-50): Decommis-sioned Aug. 30. To be temporarily kept as a surge asset. Ultimately to be stricken from the NVR for disposal. May be transferred to a foreign country.

Guided-missile destroyers

Ex-Decatur (DDG-31): Sunk as a target in RimPac 2004 exercises at 22 degrees 57’ 0.0” north, 159 degrees 55’ 6.0” west in 2,560 fathoms of water.

Pinckney (DDG-91): Placed “In Commission, Full” on May 29. Home-ported at San Diego.

Momsen (DDG-92): Placed “In Commission, Special” on May 6 at Port Hueneme, Calif. Placed “In Commission, Full” on Aug. 28. To be home-ported at Everett, Wash.

Chung-Hoon (DDG-93): Delivered to the Navy and placed “In Commission, Special” on March 22. Scheduled to be placed “In Commission, Full” on Sept. 18 at home port of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Nitze (DDG-94): Scheduled to be delivered to the Navy and placed “In Commission, Special” on Oct. 29.

James E. Williams (DDG-95): Delivered to the Navy and placed “In Commission, Special” on Aug. 23. Scheduled to be placed “In Commission, Full” on Dec. 11 at Charleston, S.C.

Forrest Sherman (DDG-98): Launched June 30 at Northrop Grumman Ingalls Operations, Pascagoula, Miss.

Kidd (DDG-100): Keel laid March 1 at Northrop Grumman Ingalls Oper-ations.

Gridley (DDG-101): Keel laid Aug. 15 at Bath Iron Works, Maine.

DDG-102: Named Sampson on May 4.

DDG-103: Named Truxtun on May 4.

DDG-104: Named Sterett on May 4.

DDG-105: Named Dewey on May 4.

Destroyers

Edson (DD-946): Originally transferred to the Intrepid Sea-Air Space Museum in New York City in 1989 for use as a museum ship. Returned to the Navy on June 14. Towed to Philadelphia Reserve Fleet to await disposition.

Paul F. Foster (DD-964): Status changed from “Active, In Service (Miscellaneous)” to “Out of Commission” on April 6 and stricken from the NVR the same date. Will remain active as Self-Defense Test Ship, operating out of Port Hueneme.

Kinkaid (DD-965): Stricken from the NVR on April 6. Sunk as a target in RimPac 2004 exercise on July 14 at 22 degrees 55’ 13.5” north, 159 degrees 59’ 40.5” west, in 2,548 fathoms of water.

Elliot (DD-967): Stricken from the NVR on April 6.

Arthur W. Radford (DD-968): Stricken from the NVR on April 6. To be loaned to Northrop Grumman for conversion to serve as trials ship for DD(X) design.

Oldendorf (DD-972): Stricken from the NVR on April 6.

John Young (DD-973): Sunk as a target on April 26 after being hit by a Mark 46 torpedo fired from USS Pasadena (SSN-753).

O’Brien (DD-975): Scheduled to be decom-missioned Sept. 24 and stricken from the NVR for disposal.

Briscoe (DD-977): Stricken from the NVR on April 6.

Stump (DD-978): Scheduled to be decom-missioned Oct. 22 and stricken from the NVR for disposal.

Nicholson (DD-982): Stricken from the NVR on April 6.

Harry W. Hill (DD-986): Sunk as a target during RimPac 2004 exercises on July 15 at 23 degrees 01’ 16.0” north, 159 degrees 54’ 12.0” west in 2,540 fathoms of water.

Thorn (DD-987): Decommissioned Aug. 25 and stricken from the NVR for disposal.

Deyo (DD-989): Stricken from the NVR on April 6.

Fife (DD-991): Stricken from the NVR on April 6.

Fletcher (DD-992): Scheduled to be decom-missioned Oct. 1.

Hayler (DD-997): Stricken from the NVR on April 6.

Guided-missile frigates

George Philip (FFG-12): Stricken from the NVR on May 24. To be transferred to Portugal under lease.

Sides (FFG-14): Stricken from the NVR on May 24. To be transferred to Portugal under lease.

Patrol ships

Monsoon (PC-4): Scheduled to be decommissioned Sept. 30 and transferred to the Coast Guard on loan the same date for service in homeland defense. To be recommissioned as cutter Monsoon (WPC-4).

Typhoon (PC-5) and Sirocco (PC-6): Departed Little Creek, Va., on April 30.

Zephyr (PC-8): Scheduled to be decommissioned Sept. 30 and transferred to the Coast Guard on loan the same date for service in homeland defense. To be recommissioned as cutter Zephyr (WPC-8).

Shamal (PC-13): Scheduled to be decommissioned Sept. 30 and transferred to the Coast Guard on loan the same date for service in homeland defense. To be recommissioned as cutter Shamal (WPC-13). Tornado (PC-14): Scheduled to be decommissioned Sept. 30 and transferred to the Coast Guard on loan the same date for service in homeland defense. To be recommissioned as cutter Tornado (WPC-14).

Submarines

Jimmy Carter (SSN-23): Scheduled to be delivered to the Navy and placed “In Commission, Full” on Dec. 8.

Parche (SSN-683): Scheduled to be placed “In Commission, In Reserve” by Sept. 30 at Bangor, Wash., for ultimate disposal through the Navy’s Nuclear Submarine Recycling Program.

Portsmouth (SSN-707): Scheduled to be placed “In Commission, In Reserve” by Sept. 30 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va., for ultimate disposal through the Navy’s Nuclear Submarine Recycling Program.

Houston (SSN-713): Completed refueling overhaul in June.

Salt Lake City (SSN-716): Scheduled to be deactivated and scrapped in fiscal 2006.

Ohio (SSBN-726): Reclassified as a nuclear-powered guided missile submarine (SSGN) in October 2002. The refueling and conversion work, being done at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., officially started Nov. 15, 2003, but the submarine has been in the yard since October 2003 for preliminary work. Conversion to SSGN will follow refueling.

Michigan (SSBN-727): Reclassified as an SSGN in October 2002. Entered Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for refueling and conversion to SSGN on Nov. 15, 2003. Placed “In Commission, In Reserve” on Feb. 7, 2004.

Florida (SSBN-728): Reclassified SSGN in January. Refueling and conversion work is being done at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

Georgia (SSBN-729): Placed “In Commission, In Reserve” on Oct. 30, 2003. Reclassified SSGN in March. Refueling and conversion work is to be done at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

Virginia (SSN-774): Delivered to the Navy on June 30 and placed “In Commission, Special.” Scheduled to be placed “In Commission, Full” on Oct. 23.

Texas (SSN-775): Launched July 31 and christened shortly after.

North Carolina (SSN-777): Keel laid May 22 at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Conn.

SSN-778: Named New Hampshire on Aug. 6.

Amphibious ships

Duluth (LPD-6): Scheduled to be decommissioned Sept. 30, but might be delayed due to the slippage in the San Antonio (LPD-17) construction schedule.

San Antonio (LPD-17): Scheduled to be de-livered to the Navy and placed “In Commission, Special” on Dec. 8.

New Orleans (LPD-18): Scheduled to be launched Nov. 13 at Northrop Grumman Avondale Operations, New Orleans.

Mesa Verde (LPD-19): Scheduled to be launched Nov. 19 at Northrop Grumman Ingalls Operations.

New York (LPD-21): Keel laid Aug. 30 at Northrop Grumman Avondale Operations.

LPD-22: Named San Diego on April 30.

LPD-23: Named Anchorage on Aug. 17.

Guadalcanal (LPH-7): Reacquired from the Maritime Administration on Feb. 5 for preparation for use as a target in a naval exercise.

Anchorage (LSD-36): Stricken from the NVR on March 8.

Portland (LSD-37): Stricken from the NVR on March 8. Sunk as a target on April 25 at 34 degrees 55’ 48.9” north, 70 degrees 14’ 56.3” west in 2,621 fathoms of water.

Mount Vernon (LSD-39): Stricken from the NVR on March 8.

Peoria (LST-1183): Sunk as a target on July 12 in RimPac 2004 exercises.

Barbour County (LST-1195): Sunk as a target on April 6 as a result of damage from Harpoon (AGM-84) and Maverick (AGM-65) missiles, at 22 degrees 57’ 20.0” north, 160 degrees 05’ 01.5” west in 2,560 fathoms of water.

Support ships

USNS Flickertail State (TACS-5): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 5. Placed “out of service” March 6, and placed “in service” the next day for use by the Marine Corps in Haiti. Placed “out of service” March 13. Laid up at the Maritime Administration Reserve Fleet at James River, Va.

Coronado (AGF-11): Decommissioned Nov. 14, 2003, at Point Loma, Calif., and transferred to Military Sealift Command as USNS Coronado (TAGF-11), in a reduced operating status for an overhaul. Returned to the Navy on Feb. 18 after completion of overhaul and recommissioned on the same date as USS Coronado (AGF-11).

USNS Capable (TAGOS-16): Used as drug interdiction vessel. Scheduled to be placed “out of service” Sept. 15 at Seattle and to be transferred to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for further service the same day.

M/V Cape Nome (TAK-1014): Downgraded from the Ready Reserve Force to National Defense Reserve Fleet on July 1.

M/V Cape John (TAK-5022): Downgraded from the RRF to NDRF on July 1.

M/V Cape Gibson (TAK-5051): Placed “out of service” Nov. 27, 2003, and returned to RRF at Oakland, Calif., on a five-day recall notice.

M/V Cape May (TAK-5063): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 25. Placed “out of service” Feb. 16, then placed “in service” the next day. Placed “out of service” March 6. Laid up at Baltimore, subject to a five-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Mendocino (TAK-5064): Downgraded from the RRF to NDRF on July 1.

M/V Cape Johnson (TAK-5075): Downgraded from the RRF to NDRF on July 1.

M/V Cape Juby (TAK-5077): Downgraded from the RRF to NDRF on July 1.

Lewis and Clark (TAKE-1): Keel laid April 22 at National Steel and Shipbuilding Corp., San Diego.

M/V Cape Island (TAKR-10): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 10 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” Feb. 18 and placed “in service” the next day. Placed “out of service” March 20 and “in service” March 21, 2004. Placed “out of service” May 6. Placed “in service” May 23. Placed “out of service” July 5. Placed “in service” again July 6. Placed “out of service” Aug. 16. Laid up at Tacoma, Wash., subject to a five-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Intrepid (TAKR-11): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 11 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” Feb. 24. Placed “in service” Feb. 25. Placed “out of service” March 20. Placed “in service” March 21. Placed “out of service” June 29. Laid up at Tacoma, subject to a five-day recall notice.

USNS Algol (TAKR-287): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 4 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in Reduced Operational Status on April 21 at New Orleans.

USNS Bellatrix (TAKR-288): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 14 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on June 3 at New Orleans.

USNS Denebola (TAKR-289): Activated and placed “in service” May 6. Placed in ROS on Aug. 17 at Brooklyn, N.Y.

USNS Pollux (TAKR-290): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 15 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on April 10 at New Orleans.

USNS Altair (TAKR-291): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 12 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on April 19 at Norfolk.

USNS Regulus (TAKR-292): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 8 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on July 18 at New Orleans.

USNS Capella (TAKR-293): Activated and placed “in service” Dec. 19, 2003, to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on May 16 at Baltimore.

USNS Antares (TAKR-294): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 30 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on April 17 at Baltimore. Reactivated and placed “in service” May 29. Placed in ROS Aug. 18 at Norfolk.

USNS Shughart (TAKR-295): Still active.

USNS Gordon (TAKR-296): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 16 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on Aug. 21 at Norfolk.

USNS Yano (TAKR-297): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 15 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on July 18 at Norfolk.

USNS Gilliland (TAKR-298): Placed in ROS on June 18.

USNS Bob Hope (TAKR-300): Placed in ROS on May 21.

USNS Fisher (TAKR-301): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 17 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on June 24.

USNS Seay (TAKR-302): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 24 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on May 13.

USNS Mendonca (TAKR-303): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 28 to transport material to Iraq. Placed in ROS on June 5.

USNS Pililaau (TAKR-304): Placed in ROS on July 2.

USNS Brittin (TAKR-305): Placed in ROS on Aug. 30.

USNS Benavidez (TAKR-306): Activated and placed “in service” Dec. 8, 2003, to transport material to Iraq. Still active.

M/V Cape Orlando (TAKR-2044): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 12 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” April 2. Placed “in service” April 3. Placed “out of service” May 25. Laid up at Hunters Point, San Francisco, on a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Ducato (TAKR-5051): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 6 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 18. Placed “in service” March 19. Placed “out of service” June 7. Placed “in service” again June 8 and “out of service” Aug. 9. Laid up at Jacksonville, Fla., subject to a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Douglas (TAKR-5052): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 19 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” Feb. 18. Placed “in service” Feb. 19. Placed “out of service” again April 21. Placed “in service” April 22 and “out of service” May 25. Laid up at Charleston, subject to a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Domingo (TAKR-5053): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 6 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 27. Placed “in service” March 28. Placed “out of service” June 9. Laid up at Jacksonville, subject to a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Decision (TAKR-5054): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 20 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” June 10. Laid up at Charleston, subject to a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Diamond (TAKR-5055): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 2 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 29. Placed “in service” March 30. Placed “out of service” May 16. Laid up at Jacksonville, subject to a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Isabel (TAKR-5062): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 13 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” May 19. Placed “in service” May 25. Placed “out of service” July 25. Laid up at Long Beach, Calif., subject to a five-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Hudson (TAKR-5066): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 16 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 22. Placed “in service” March 23. Placed “out of service” May 27. Placed “in service” July 15. Placed “out of service” Aug. 9. Laid up at Oakland.

M/V Cape Henry (TAKR-5067): Placed “in service” April 9. Placed “out of service” June 5. Laid up at San Francisco.

M/V Cape Horn (TAKR-5068): Activated and placed “in service” Jan. 17 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 14. Placed “in service” again March 15. Placed “out of service” again May 21. Placed “in service” July 15. Placed “out of service” Aug. 11. Laid up at Oakland.

M/V Cape Edmont (TAKR-5069): Activated and placed “in service” March 26. Placed “out of service” May 3. Placed “in service” May 4, 2004. Placed “out of service” June 14.

M/V Cape Inscription (TAKR-5076): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 11 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 20. Placed “in service” again March 21. Placed “out of service” again May 9. Placed “in service” again June 29. Placed “out of service” again Aug. 18. Laid up at Long Beach, subject to a five-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Knox (TAKR-5082): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 18 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” April 3. Placed “in service” April 4. Placed “out of service” again June 11. Laid up at New Orleans, subject to a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Kennedy (TAKR-5083): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 9 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” April 8. Placed “in service” April 9. Placed “out of service” June 22. Laid up at New Orleans, subject to a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Vincent (TAKR-9666): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 2 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 18. Placed “in service” March 19. Placed “out of service” April 3. Laid up at Beaumont, Texas.

M/V Cape Trinity (TAKR-9711): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 6 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 19. Laid up at Houston, subject to a five-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Victory (TAKR-9701): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 4 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 25. Placed “in service” March 26. Placed “out of service” May 8. Laid up at Beaumont.

M/V Cape Race (TAKR-9960): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 2 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” March 14. Placed “in service” March 15. Placed “out of service” May 28. Laid up at Portsmouth, subject to a five-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Washington (TAKR-9961): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 4 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” on an undetermined date. Placed “in service” April 4. Placed “out of service” May 28. Laid up at Baltimore, subject to a four-day recall notice.

M/V Cape Wrath (TAKR-9962): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 13 to transport material to Iraq. Placed “out of service” April 1. Placed “in service” April 2. Placed “out of service” May 28. Laid up at Baltimore, subject to a four-day recall notice.

Sacramento (AOE-1): Scheduled for decommissioning Oct. 1. To be stricken and disposed of.

Bridge (AOE-10): Decommissioned June 24 and be transferred to MSC for further service as USNS Bridge (TAOE-10).

M/V Mission Buenaventura (TAOT-1012): Downgraded from the RRF to NDRF on July 1.

M/V Mission Capistrano (TAOT-5005): Downgraded from the RRF to NDRF on July 1.

M/V Mount Washington (TAOT-5076): Activated and placed “in service” Feb. 4. Placed “out of service” March 28. Laid up at Houston, subject to a five-day recall notice.

M/V Enterprise (TAP-1003): Downgraded from the RRF to NDRF on July 1. Continues as training ship for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

M/V Empire State VI (TAP-1001): Downgraded from the RRF to NDRF on July 1. Continues as training ship for the New York State Maritime Academy.

USNS Powhatan (TATF-166): On commercial lease. Scheduled to be stricken from the NVR Sept. 30.

Administrative command changes

Military Sealift Command, Atlantic Fleet: Redesignated Sealift Logistics Command, Atlantic Fleet, on May 18.

Combat Logistics Squadron 2, Atlantic Fleet: Disestablished May 18 and merged with the new Sealift Logistics Command, Atlantic Fleet.

Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force, Atlantic Fleet: Disestablished May 18 and merged with the new Sealift Logistics Command, Atlantic Fleet.

OIC, Combat Logistics Squadron 2 Detachment, Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J.: Redesignated OIC Sealift Logistics Command Atlantic Detachment, Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J., on May 18.

Aviation

VS-29 (“Screaming Dragonfires”): Officially disestablished April 30 having been established as VS-892 prior to the Korean War. Based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.

VS-38 (“Red Griffins”): Officially disestablished April 30, having been established April 1, 1960. Based at NAS Whidbey Island.

VFA-203 (“Blue Dolphins”): Officially disestablished June 30. Naval Reserve squadron based at NAS Atlanta.

VAQ-128 (“Fighting Phoenix”): Expeditionary Warfare squadron based at NAS Whidbey Island. Scheduled to be disestablished Sept. 30, having been last established Oct. 1, 1997.

VMFA-321 (“Hell’s Angeles”): Marine Corps Reserve squadron based at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Scheduled to be deactivated Sept. 30.

Coast Guard

Medium-endurance cutters

Courageous (WMEC-622): Trans-ferred to Sri Lanka on June 24. Renumbered “P-621.” Will be renamed.

Patrol boats

Manitou (WPB-1302): Decommis-sioned July 14 for modernization. Replaces Matinicus (WPB-1315) in the modernization contract. Originally, the entire Island class of WPBs was to be decommissioned for modernization. However, the first batch was found to be in poor material condition. The Coast Guard is now considering modernizing only the nine ships that were awarded under the original contract of June 25, 2002.

Matagorda (WPB-1303): Redelivered to the Coast Guard on March 1. Recommissioned April 14

Maui (WPB-1304): Deployed to the northern Persian Gulf on July 3.

Monhegan (WPB-1305): Decommis-sioned June 7 for modernization.

Nunivak (WPB-1306): Scheduled to be redelivered to the Coast Guard on Nov. 15 after modernization.

Vashon (WPB-1308): Scheduled to be redelivered to the Coast Guard on Dec. 13 after modernization.

Attu (WPB-1317): Redelivered to the Coast Guard on Aug. 2 after modernization.

Metompkin (WPB-1325): Redelivered to the Coast Guard on April 19 after modernization.

Monomoy (WPB-1326): Deployed to the northern Persian Gulf on July 3.

Padre (WPB-1328): Redelivered to the Coast Guard on June 7.

Sea Lion (WPB-87352): Placed “In Commission, Full” on March 13. Home-ported at Staten Island, N.Y..

Skipjack (WPB-87353): Placed “In Commission, Full” on March 22. Home-ported at Galveston, Texas.

Dolphin (WPB-87354): Placed “In Commission, Full” on March 1. Home-ported at Miami.

Hawk (WPB-87355): Placed “In Commission, Full” on June 7. Home-ported at St. Petersburg, Fla.

Sailfish (WPB-87356): Placed “In Commission, Full” on June 3. Home-ported at Sandy Hook, N.J.

Sawfish (WPB-87357): Placed “In Commission, Full” on May 22. Home-ported at Key West, Fla.

Swordfish (WPB-87358): Sched-uled to be launched Dec. 28 at Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La.

Tigershark (WPB-87359), Blue Shark (WPB-87360), Sea Horse (WPB-87361), Sea Otter (WPB-87362), Manatee (WPB-87363), Diamondback (WPB-87364), Piranha (ex-Alligator) (WPB-87365) and Skate (ex-Crocodile) (WPB-87366): All are scheduled to be built at Bollinger Shipyards and are scheduled for delivery between April 6, 2005, and Oct. 19, 2005.

Icebreaking buoy tender

Mackinaw (WLBB-30): Keel laid Feb. 9 at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, Wis. Launched March 19. Scheduled to be delivered Oct. 15, 2005, and placed “In Commission, Special” the same date. To replace Mackinaw (WAGB-83) in 2006. “WLBB” is a new Coast Guard classification.

Seagoing buoy tenders

Hollyhock (WLB-214, ex-WLB-215): Launched Jan. 25, 2003, at Marinette Marine Corp. Delivered and placed “In Commission, Special” on Oct. 15, 2003. Placed “In Commission, Full” on April 30. Home-ported at Port Huron, Mich.

Sequoia (WLB-215, ex-WLB-214): Delivered by Marinette Marine Corp. and placed “In Commission, Special” on April 21. Scheduled to be placed “In Commission, Full” on Oct. 15. To be home-ported at Apra Harbor, Guam.

Alder (WLB-216): Last of class. Launched Feb. 7 at Marinette Marine Corp. Scheduled to be delivered and placed “In Commission, Special” on Dec. 30. To be home-ported at Duluth, Minn.

Sundew (WLB-404): Decommissioned May 27 at Duluth. Legislation is pending to transfer to the city of Duluth for use as a museum. If the legislation fails, will be sailed to the Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay, Md., for temporary storage pending transfer to a foreign country.

Coastal buoy tender

White Bush (WLM-542): Sunk as a target by the Navy on June 17 at 31 degrees 2' 6.0” north, 119 degrees 41' 42.0” west.



What does all of this mean for those 2 services? Is this a good thing or bad thing?
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 10:19:09 PM EST
Did you really need to quote it?
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 10:25:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By paganswede:
Did you really need to quote it?



what he said
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 5:21:09 AM EST
No - did it to make a subtle point.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 9:55:24 AM EST
You forgot that VP-64 is now VR-64. We went from P-3's to C-130's this month it is official.

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:33:51 AM EST
There is a typo up there, the Obannon not the Thorn is DD-987.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 10:58:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:

Edson (DD-946): Originally transferred to the Intrepid Sea-Air Space Museum in New York City in 1989 for use as a museum ship. Returned to the Navy on June 14. Towed to Philadelphia Reserve Fleet to await disposition.




Anyone know why she was returned?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 11:14:30 AM EST
Best I've been able to come up with...


To those who have visited this web page in the past:

We will be closing this web page because of the change of plans that the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum has made.



Because of the ever-increasing cost of our efforts to obtain the ex-USS Charles F. Adams DD-2, we have decided to change our focus. We will now concentrate our efforts to bring the ex-USS Edson, DD-946 to Bay City, Michigan. This will be a living museum to commemorate the destroyer's sailors and the rich shipbuilding past of Bay City.

We understand and realize that there will be people that will be unhappy with us for switching ships, but this is strictly a business decision. The cost of Edson vs. the cost of Adams was the main reason for this change. We will save around $1.5 to $2 million by changing ships.



www.cfadams.org/

Still wondering why she was returned, though... NVR confirms that she was...
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