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Displacement 7800 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 563' (oa) x 55' x 20' 6" (Max)
Armament 2 x 5"/54 RF (2x1), 1 Sea Sparrow SAM (1x8) ASROC ASW (1x8),
6 x 12.75" Mk 32 ASW TT (2x3). 1 Helicopter.
Machinery, 80,000 SHP; 4 LM 2500 Gas Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30 Knots, Range 6000 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 296.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Litton Ingalls, Pascagoula Miss. October 14 1977.
Launched January 20 1979 and commissioned March 22 1980.
Decommissioned November 6 2003 at Norfolk, VA.
Stricken April 6, 2004.
Fate Sunk as a target August 25 2005 in the Atlantic.

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Deyo 80kVice Admiral Morton Lyndholm Deyo (1 July 1887 – November 1973) was an officer in the United States Navy, who was a naval gunfire support task force commander of World War II. Born in New York and a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Deyo served in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. In the Atlantic, he commanded the destroyers which provided the first American escort assistance to allied convoys to England just prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He later provided naval gunfire support at Utah Beach in the Normandy invasion as well as during the invasion of Southern France. At some point, Rear Admiral Deyo took over Cruiser Division 13 (CruDiv 13) from Rear Admiral Laurance T. DuBose. The Division consisted of four light cruisers - USS Biloxi, USS Birmingham, USS Mobile, and USS Santa Fe. Admiral Deyo commanded gunfire and covering force for the assault and occupation of Okinawa. During the battle, he was the last naval commander to form a battle line with battleships as they prepared to intercept the Japanese battleship Yamato. At the war's end, he accepted the surrender of Japanese forces at Sasebo, Kyushu and directed the Allied Occupational of Western Japan.Bill Gonyo
Deyo 62kArtist's conception of the ship by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Deyo 63kUndated, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Fred Prisley, CDR, USN (Ret.)
Deyo 187kUndated, location unknown.-
Deyo 157kUSS Deyo (DD-989), underway, location unknown. Note her attractive hull lines and low-visibility number. Photo U.S. Navy.Robert Hurst
Deyo 95kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Deyo 40kInvitation to the christening ceremony.S. Dale Hargrave
Deyo 261kThe cover of the christening program.S. Dale Hargrave
Deyo 188kGuests awaiting the christening.S. Dale Hargrave
Deyo 210kMrs. James H. P. Garnett, Admiral Deyo's daughter, christening the ship.S. Dale Hargrave
Deyo 140kPresenting Mrs. Garnett with the christening bottle.S. Dale Hargrave
Deyo 35kMCPON Thomas S. Crow inspects the troops at the commissioning ceremony for USS Deyo (DD-989) on March 22 1980. This was also the first time that a MCPON served as a principal speaker at a commissioning. Photo from the book Winds of Change, The History of the Office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, 1967-1992 by JO1 Charlotte D. (Roberts) Christ.Bill Gonyo
Deyo 117kPersian Gulf 1981Jim Thomas
Deyo 149kDN-SC-92-04492. A Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HSL-34) SH-2F Seasprite helicopter sits on the flight deck of the destroyer USS DEYO (DD-989). Photo by OS2 John Bouvia, June 1 1982.Bill Gonyo
Deyo 114kFront cover of the 1985-1987 Welcome Aboard pamphlet.Tommy Trampp
Deyo 85kJanuary 14 1987 - Atlantic Ocean: the destroyer USS Deyo (DD-989), bottom, the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61), center, and the destroyer USS Comte De Grasse (DD-974) underway.Fred Weiss
Deyo 109kDN-ST-87-09510. A starboard bow view of the destroyer USS DEYO (DD-989) underway. Crew members are manning the rail. Photo by PHC Jeff Hilton, February 1 1987.Bill Gonyo
Deyo 178kCirca 1989-1991, signed by CDR Lloyd Francis Knapp Swift.Wolfgang Hechler
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Welcome Aboard pamphlet - circa 1989-1991.
Tommy Trampp/Wolfgang Hechler
Deyo 106k USS Deyo (DD-989), foreground, as she steams off the port side of the Soviet aircraft carrier Fleet Admiral of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov in the waters south of Italy, on December 10 1991. The Kuznetsov is en route to duty with the Soviet Northern Fleet. USN photo taken by PH2 Paul A. Vise. ID: DNST9203344.Robert Hurst
Deyo 75kJune 1 1993 - Aarhus, Denmark, the destroyer USS Deyo (DD-989) arriving in port during Exercise Baltops `93. Deyo served as flagship for the exercise commander.Fred Weiss
Deyo 128kDN-SC-94-00914. A port quarter view of the destroyer USS DEYO (DD-989), flagship for the commander of exercise BALTOPS '93. A Danish navy Lynx helicopter is parked on the flight deck of the ship. Photo by CDR Nathan Jones, Jun 1 1993.Bill Gonyo
Deyo 152kDN-SC-94-00921. Capt. W. Scott Slocum, Commander Destroyer Squadron 26 and commander of exercise BALTOPS '93, tours an engineering space aboard the destroyer USS DEYO (DD-989) with Russian Rear Adm. W.P. Comoyedoff, chief of the Baltic Squadron. DEYO is serving as Slocum's exercise flagship. For the first time in the 22-year history of BALTOPS, the Eastern European countries of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia were invited to participate in the non-military phases of the exercise. DEYO is serving as flagship for the exercise commander. Photo by CDR Nathan Jones, June 1 1993.Bill Gonyo
Deyo 129kDN-SC-94-00829. Captain W. Scott Slocum, Commander Destroyer Squadron 26 and exercise commander for BALTOPS '93, speaks with a Russian naval officer aboard the destroyer USS DEYO (DD-989). Midshipman 2nd Class Christopher Akins, center, is serving as an interpreter. For the first time in the 22-year history of BALTOPS, the Eastern European countries of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia were invited to participate in the non-military phases of the exercise. Photo by CDR Nathan Jones, June 1 1993.Bill Gonyo
Deyo 61kUSS Deyo DD 989 in Gibraltar on 3rd November 1994.© Daniel Ferro
Deyo 70kPhotographed before summer 1996, since modifications and paintwork changed her appearance after that time.
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Karsten Petersen
Deyo 149kFebruary 3, 1997, location unknown.Bill Gonyo
Deyo 91kSTANAVFORMED cruise Flagship at Naples in 1998.CAPT Steve Johnson
Deyo 197kMoored in Malaga, Spain in June 1998.CDR Armando Ramirez, USN
Interoperability Branch Chief
Deyo 80kNorfolk February 27 2000.Marc Piché
Deyo 48kNorfolk March 3 2000.Marc Piché
Deyo 131kDN-SD-03-12923, 001018-N-1110A-506. Gunner's Mate 3rd Class (GM3) Casey Rogers (left) and Gunner's Mate 2nd Class (GM2) Christopher Doe verify rounds fired after a "Pre-Aim Action Calibration Fire" (PACFIRE) aboard the USS DEYO (DD 989). Photo by PH1 Tina Ackerman, October 18 2000.Bill Gonyo
Deyo 92kDN-SD-03-12926, 001018-N-1110A-510. Sailors aboard USS DEYO (DD 989) work on the "Magnum 446" engine in the hangar bay. Photo by PH1 Tina Ackerman, October 18 2000.Bill Gonyo
Deyo 144kDN-SD-03-12918, 001018-N-1110A-501. Fire Controlman (FC) Dennis Kenyon passes firing orders to gun mount two during naval surface fire support exercises aboard the destroyer USS DEYO (DD 989). Photo by PH1 Tina Ackerman, October 18 2000.Bill Gonyo
Deyo 28kBarcelona, Spain February 8 2001.Marc Piché
Deyo 98kDuring a NATO's STANAVFORMED port visit to Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 10, 2001. Outboard is the Greek frigate HS Epirus (F 456), ex-USS Connole (FF 1056).Fabio Peña
Deyo 91kAs above.Fabio Peña
Deyo 90kAboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Sept. 2, 2002, the Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) (center), and the destroyer USS Deyo (DD 989) (left) steam alongside Truman during a simultaneous underway replenishment (UNREP) operation at sea. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class H. Dwain Willis.Fred Weiss
Deyo 146k030313-N-0115R-054. The Mediterranean Sea, March 13 2003, Signalman 1st Class Christopher Holcombe from Chesapeake, Va. uses a signal light to communicate with the guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) from the signal bridge of the guided missile destroyer USS Deyo (DD 989). Deyo is currently deployed to the Mediterranean Sea conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Patrick Reilly.Bill Gonyo
Deyo 74kSuez Canal March 14 2003, the crew of the Spruance-class destroyer USS Deyo (DD 989) maintains a close watch as the ship transits the Suez Canal from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. Deyo is equipped with vertical launch Tomahawk missiles and can deliver more firepower and at greater distances than could the battleships of World War II. Fred Weiss
Deyo 44kSuez Canal March 14 2003 the Spruance class destroyer USS Deyo (DD 989) makes it’s transit through the Suez Canal from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. Deyo is the first U.S. warship to enter the Red Sea during recent movements to the Cental Command area of operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.Fred Weiss
Deyo 104kMarch 29, 2003, the Spruance Class destroyer USS Deyo (DD 989) conducts underway operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo.Fred Weiss
Deyo 58kThis and the next 8 photos are from the decommissioning ceremony of the Deyo and the beginning of her journey to the Philadelphia ISMF on November 6 2003.John H. Smalley
Deyo 102kAs above.John H. Smalley
Deyo 114kAs above.John H. Smalley
Deyo 126kAs above.John H. Smalley
Deyo 105kAs above.John H. Smalley
Deyo 103kAs above.John H. Smalley
Deyo 94kAs above.John H. Smalley
Deyo 101kAs above.John H. Smalley
Deyo 116kAs above.John H. Smalley
Deyo 99k031106-N-0880K-110. Norfolk, VA, November 6 2003, sailors assigned to the Spruance-class destroyer USS Deyo (DD 989) depart the ship for the final time during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. The ship was commissioned March 22, 1980, and during its 23 years Deyo played a major role in operations in Atlantic and Eastern Pacific, Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas, and the Persian Gulf. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Apprentice James Kusher.Bill Gonyo
Deyo 108kNorfolk, VA, November 6 2003, the Spruance-class destroyer USS Deyo (DD 989) is all decked for her decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. U.S. Navy Photograph.Bill Gonyo
Deyo 80kShip's patchMike Smolinski
Deyo 151kThe Wackiest Ship in the Army is a 1960 CinemaScopecomedy-dramawar film starring Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson, and Chips Rafferty. It was filmed at Pearl Harbor and Kauai.Tommy Trampp

USS DEYO DD-989 History
Note: History is unavailable at this time
This ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Joseph John Hutton Jr.    Mar 22 1980 - Jun 1 1981
CDR Richard Martin Reass    Jun 1 1981 - Jun 12 1981
CDR William Anthony Earner Jr.    Jun 12 1981 - Jun 11 1983 (Later VADM)
CDR Douglas Jeffrey Katz    Jun 11 1983 - Jul 3 1985 (Later VADM)
CDR John Michael Fahey    Jul 3 1985 - Aug 14 1987
CDR Thomas Gordon Russell    Aug 14 1987 - Aug 30 1989
CDR Lloyd Francis Knapp Swift    Aug 30 1989 - Jul 12 1991
CDR Arthur Houghton Barber III    Jul 12 1991 - Apr 10 1993
CDR John Lane Willson    Apr 10 1993 - Feb 15 1995
CDR Jeffrey Maydosz    Feb 15 1995 - Nov 7 1996
CDR Daniel Stacy Beach    Nov 7 1996 - Apr 9 1998
CDR Stephen James Johnson    Apr 9 1998 - Oct 29 1999
CDR Stephen Wallace Hampton    Oct 29 1999 - Jun 29 2001
CDR James Anthony Pelkofski    Jun 29 2001 - Nov 6 2003

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