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USS Cape Cod (AD-43)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Oscar - Delta
NCOD
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Joint Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3)
Second Row - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2-Persian Gulf) - Southwest Asia Service Medal (3)
Third Row - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)


Yellowstone Class Destroyer Tender:
  • Laid down, 27 January 1979, at National Steel and Shipbuilding, San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 2 August 1980
  • Commissioned USS Cape Cod (AD-43), 17 April 1982, CAPT. Robert F. Baril, in command
  • Decommissioned, 29 September 1995
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 7 April 1999 Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for disposal
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in March 2012, to ESCO Marine, Brownsville, TX., withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet, 30 March 2012, under tow to Brownsville
    Specifications:
    Displacement 13,482 t.(lt) 20,429 t.(fl)
    Length 642'
    Beam 85'
    Draft 25'
    Speed 20 kts.
    Complement 1,500
    Armament one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    Propulsion two boilers, steam turbines, one shaft, 20,000 shaft horsepower

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    Cape Cod 104k USS Cape Cod (AD-43) underway, date and location unknown. Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
    Cape Cod 36k USS Cape Cod (AD-43) underway, date and location unknown. CAPT John C Ruff USN Ret. 4th CO
    Cape Cod 62k USS Cape Cod (AD-43) at anchor, date and location unknown. CAPT John C Ruff USN Ret. 4th CO
    Cape Cod 53k USS Cape Cod (AD-43) underway, date and location unknown. CAPT John C Ruff USN Ret. 4th CO
    Cape Cod 66k USS Cape Cod (AD-43) off San Diego in 1988 CAPT John C Ruff USN Ret. 4th CO
    Cape Cod 47k USS Cape Cod (AD-43) returning to San Diego in 1988 CAPT John C Ruff USN Ret. 4th CO
    Cape Cod 90k USS Cape Cod (AD-43) departing San Diego, date unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Cape Cod 77k USS Cape Cod (AD-43) departing San Diego, date unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Cape Cod 107k USS Cape Cod (AD-43) moored at Jebel Ali, Dubai with USS Curtis (FFG-38) being maneuvered alongside by two tugs, 1993. Lee Noland
    Ortolan 102k From left to right; ex-USS Cape Cod (AD-43), ex-USNS Harkness (T-AGS-32), ex-USS Kittiwake (ASR-13), ex-USCGC Escape (WMEC-6) and ex-USS Ortolan (ASR-22) laid up in reserve in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA., 9 April 2009 Photo Mike Hibbard
    Kittiwake 111k From left to right; ex-USS Cape Cod (AD-43), ex-USNS Harkness (T-AGS-32), ex-USS Kittiwake (ASR-13) and ex-USCGC Escape (WMEC-6) laid up in reserve in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA., 9 April 2009 Photo Mike Hibbard
    Cape Cod 13k Ex-USS Cape Cod (AD-43) moored at ESCO Marine, Brownsville, TX. awaiting dismantling, 12 April 2012. Photos by Clarice Marie Chamberlain. Scott Roche
    Cape Cod 94k

    There is no DANFS history available for Cape Cod (AD-43) at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Baril, Robert Francis17 April 1982 - 15 December 1982
    02CAPT. Kline, Robert Leroy15 December 1982 - 23 May 1985
    03CAPT. Johnson, Charles Olof23 May 1985 - 20 March 1987
    04CAPT. Ruff, John Crawford20 March 1987 - 29 June 1989
    05CAPT. Johnson Jr., Adrian Warren29 June 1989 - 16 November 1990
    06CAPT. Bier, Gary L.16 November 1990 - July 1992
    07CAPT. Hooper IV, James AlbertJuly 1992 - 10 June 1994
    08CAPT. Flaherty, Thomas John10 June 1994 - 29 September 1995
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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