Commissioning/Construction/Naming of U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard Ships By Date
John Basilone (DDG-122)—Keel laid at Bath Iron Works.
Daniel Tarr (WPC-1136)—Commissioned at home port in Galveston, TX.
Mobile (LCS-26)—Launched at Austal USA.
Cooperstown (LCS-23)—Launched at Fincantieri Marinette Marine.
Doris Miller (CVN-81)—Named.
Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG-123)—Launched at Huntington Ingalls Industries.
Newport (T-EPF-12)—Launched at Austal USA.
Stone (WMSL-758)—Christened at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB-4) —Transferred from Military Sealift Command to U.S. Navy and placed in commission at home port in Norfolk, VA.
Canberra (LCS-30) —Keel laid at Austal USA.
Fort Lauderdale (LPD-28)—Launched at Huntington Ingalls Industries.
Delaware (SSN-791)—Commissioned administratively and transitioned to normal operations.
Vermont (SSN-792)—Commissioned administratively and transitioned to normal operations.
Chase (WMSM-916)—Fabrication started at Eastern Shipbuilding Group.
Argus (WMSM-915)—Keel laid at Eastern Shipbuilding Group.
Edgar Culbertson (WPC-1137)—Commissioned at home port in Galveston, TX.
Kansas City (LCS-22)—Commissioned administratively and transitioned to normal operations.
Tripoli (LHA-7)—Commissioned administratively and transitioned to normal operations.
Harold Miller (WPC-1138)—Commissioned at home port in Galveston, TX.
Beloit (LCS-29)—Keel laid at Fincantieri Marinette Marine.
St. Louis (LCS-19)—Commissioned at a private event because of COVID-19.
Harvey Milk (T-AO-206)—Keel laid at General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding Company.
Savannah (LCS-28)—Launched at Austal USA.
Montana (SSN-794)—Christened at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Delbert D. Black (DDG-119)—Commissioned at a private event in Port Canaveral, FL, because of COVID-19.
John F. Lehman (DDG-137)—Named.
Santa Barbara (LCS-32)—Keel laid at Austal USA.
Marinette (LCS-25)—Launched at Fincantieri Marinette Marine.
Columbia (SSBN-826)—Contract awarded.
John L. Canley (ESB-6)—Named.
Massachusetts (SSN-798)—Keel authenticated at Newport News Shipbuilding.
According to the Naval Vessel Register, “Battle force ships are commissioned United States Ship (USS) warships capable of contributing to combat operations, or a United States Naval Ship that contributes directly to Navy warfighting or support missions.” For the purposes of this project, U.S. Coast Guard cutter changes are included.
In Commission, Special: Official date of commissioning and when the ship enters the force-level structure. Also date the ship is delivered to the Navy and the ship’s birthday. This status was created to legally ferry a ship from her builder’s yard to the commissioning ceremony, if other than where the ship was built.
In Commission, Full: Date the commissioning ceremony is performed and the ship is fully received into the fleet.
Ships Delivered to the Military Sealift Command and Placed in Service
Newport (T-EPF-12)—Delivered and placed in service.
Decommissionings/Inactivations/Stricken from Naval Vessel Register
John Midgett (WHEC-726)—Transitioned to In-Commission, Special, status to begin the decommissioning process. To be transferred to Vietnam.
Pittsburgh (SSN-720)—Decommissioned and stricken this date. To be scrapped.
Louisville (SSN-724)—In Commission, in Reserve (stand down).
Olympia (SSN-717)—Commencement of inactivation availability.
Mellon (WHEC-717)—Decommissioned. To be transferred to Bahrain.
Champion (MCM-4)—Decommissioned and stricken this date. To be scrapped.
Scout (MCM-8)—Decommissioned and stricken this date. To be scrapped.
Ardent (MCM-12)—Decommissioned and stricken this date. To be scrapped.
Former Navy Ships Disposed of by Other Means
Ex-USS Durham (LKA-114)— Sunk during a RimPac 2020 sinking exercise (SinkEx).
Ex-USS Curts (FFG-38)— Sunk during a Valiant Shield 2020 sinking exercise.
Ships Planned For Dismantling and Sinkex During FY 2022–2026
Ex-Ponce (AFSB(I)-15) Ex-Hayes (AG-195) Ex-Navajo (ATF-169)
Ex-Mohawk (ATF-170) Ex-Yorktown (CG-48) Ex-Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
Ex-John F. Kennedy (CV-67) Ex-Boone (FFG-28) Ex-John L. Hall (FFG-32)
Ex-Underwood (FFG-36) Ex-Nicholas (FFG-47) Ex-Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58)
Ex-Charleston (LKA-113) Ex-Mobile (LKA-115) Ex-El Paso (LKA-117)
Ex-Cleveland (LPD-7) Ex-Dubuque (LPD-8) Ex-Denver (LPD-9)
Ex-Juneau (LPD-10) Ex-Shreveport (LPD-12) Ex-Nashville (LPD-13)
Ex-Boulder (LST-1190) Ex-Canon (PG-90) Ex-Champion (MCM-4)
Ex-Scout (MCM-8) Ex-Ardent (MCM-12) Ex-Sioux (T-ATF-171)
Additions to the Existing Inventory:
Apache (T-ATF-172) John Lenthall (T-AO-189) Walter S. Diehl (T-AO-193)
Grasp (T-ARS-51) Catawba (T-ATF-168) Sentry (MCM-3)
Devastator (MCM-6) Gladiator (MCM-11) Dextrous (MCM-13)
Salvor (T-ARS-52) Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) Pecos (T-AO-197)
Source: Table A4-2 of Appendix 4 of the 9 December 2020 Report to Congress on the Annual Long-Range Plan for Construction of Naval Vessels.
Specific dates will be determined when the ships are contracted for scrapping or recycling.
The mine countermeasures
ships USS Devastator (MCM-6), Dextrous (MCM-13), Sentry (MCM-3), and Gladiator (MCM-11)—here, maneuvering in the Arabian Gulf—are scheduled
for retirement in 2024.
PLANNED DECOMMISSIONINGS, DISMANTLINGS, AND DISPOSALS FOR FY 2022–2026
San Jacinto (CG-56)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Monterey (CG-61)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Hue City (CG-66)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Anzio (CG-68)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Vella Gulf (CG-72)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Port Royal (CG-73)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Whidbey Island (LSD-41)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Oklahoma City (SSN-723)—Recycle
Bunker Hill (CG-52)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Mobile Bay (CG-53)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Germantown (LSD-42)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Gunston Hall (LSD-44)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Ashland (LSD-48)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Carter Hall (LSD-50)—Out of Commission in Reserve
John Lenthall (T-AO-189)—Disposal
Walter S. Diehl (T-AO-193)—Disposal
Antietam (CG-54)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Shiloh (CG-67)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Rushmore (LSD-47)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Harpers Ferry (LSD-49)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Pearl Harbor (LSD-52)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Key West (SSN-722)—Recycle
San Juan (SSN-751)—Recycle
Oak Hill (LSD-51)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188)—Disposal
2026 Chancellorsville (CG-62)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Comstock (LSD-45)—Out of Commission in Reserve
Newport News (SSN-750)—Recycle
Source: Table A4-1 of Appendix 4 of the 9 December 2020 Report to Congress on the Annual Long-Range Plan for Construction of Naval Vessels.
Out of Commission in Reserve ships will be retained on the Naval Vessel Register as reactivation candidates.
Nuclear-Powered Ship and Submarine Dismantling is done at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington. Prior to commencing the inactivation availability, the submarine or ship is placed in a “stand-down” status (“active, in reserve”). This availability consists of defueling the nuclear reactor(s), de-energizing and draining ships’ systems, and removing any equipment needed for reuse in the fleet. Inactivation usually is performed at Puget Sound but can be done at any nuclear-capable shipyard. Hull recycling includes removing all remaining equipment, cutting the hull into manageable pieces, removing and disposing of hazardous materials, and declassifying and demilitarizing material/equipment to be scrapped. The HY-80 steel and other scrap metals are sold to commercial metals purchasers. The reactor compartments are “packaged” and shipped to the Department of Energy Nuclear Establishment at Hanford, Washington.