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USS Yellowstone (AD 41).
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Design: SAIP Project Nos. 700.73 and 700.75
Displacement (tons): 13,315 light, 20,263 full (AD 41)
Dimensions (feet): 642' oa, 620' wl x 85' e/wl x 27' max nav.
Armament: (41-42): 2-20mmS; (43-44): 4-20mmS
Accommodations: 87 officers, 1,508 enlisted (AD 41)
Speed (kts.): 20 (18 sustained)
Propulsion (HP): 20,000
Machinery: Steam turbines, 2 boilers (600psi), 1 screw

41YELLOWSTONE15 Dec 1975National Steel, San Diego27 Jun 197727 Jan 197928 Jun 1980
42ACADIA11 Mar 1976National Steel, San Diego14 Feb 197828 Jul 19796 Jun 1981
43CAPE COD30 Sep 1977National Steel, San Diego27 Jan 19792 Aug 198017 Apr 1982
44SHENENDOAH12 Jun 1979National Steel, San Diego2 Aug 19806 Feb 198215 Aug 1983

ASNameTDecommStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
41YELLOWSTONE31 Jan 19967 Apr 199928 Jul 2001MA/T17 Dec 2014/D
42ACADIA16 Dec 199413 Dec 200720 Sep 2010Target--
43CAPE COD29 Sep 19957 Apr 199928 Jul 2001MA/T16 Feb 2012
44SHENENDOAH13 Sep 19967 Apr 199928 Jul 2001MA/T20 Nov 2014/D

Class Notes:
Approved characteristics for a Destroyer Tender (AD), SAIP Project No. 700.73, were promulgated on 25 October 1972 and updated as Project No. 700.75 on 26 Sep 1973 with a final change on 12 April 1976. AD 41-44 were of the GOMPERS (SCB 700.FY) design and were considered as flight II of the that class, although the Navy listed them as a separate class. They were all built by General Dynamics, National Steel and Shipbuilding Corp., San Diego. AD 45 was proposed but not authorized.

Like AD 37-38, these four ships were decommissioned in 1994-1996 after the Navy abandoned the use of forward deployable tenders to support operating forces.

Ship Notes:
41YELLOWSTONEFY 1975. 16 years in commission. In "reduced operating status" (ROS), partially crewed by Naval Reservists, at NISMF (Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility) Philadelphia until to MA custody in the James River Reserve Fleet (JRRF) 6 Apr 2000. Departed MA custody 17 Dec 2014.
42ACADIAFY 1976. 13 years in commission. Laid up at NISMF Pearl Harbor. Sunk as target off Guam during live-fire training exercise Valiant Shield.
43CAPE CODFY 1977. 13 years in commission. To MA custody in the JRRF 29 Sep 2000. Departed MA custody 30 Mar 2012 enroute ESCO Marine, Brownsville.
44SHENANDOAHFY 1979. Name assigned 3 Sep 1980. Commissioning ceremony at Norfolk 17 Dec 1983. 13 years in commission. To MA custody in the JRRF 2 Nov 2000. Departed MA custody 20 Nov 2014.

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Compiled: 26 Aug 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021