USS Shenandoah (AD-44)


USS Shenandoah (AD-44)

USS Shenandoah (AD-44) was the fourth and final ship of the USS Yellowstone (AD-41) class ship of destroyer tenders. AD-44 was the fourth ship to bear the name, "USS Shenandoah" as named for the Shenandoah Valley. She was commissioned in 1983 only three years after the decommissioning of the previous USS Shenandoah (AD-26), also a destroyer tender.

In 1991 [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_pnav/is_199308/ai_2328464742 US Navy Press Release: USS Shenandoah Changes Course, Steams to Persian Gulf] , USS Shenandoah was diverted to the Persian Gulf to tend ships of the U.S. Seventh Fleet's USS|Abraham Lincoln|CVN-72 Battle Group. The "Shenandoah" and her crew members were awarded the Southwest Asia Service Medal with one campaign star and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait).

Following her decommissioning in 1996, the "USS Shenandoah" was re-located at the James River Reserve Fleet in Fort Eustis, Va., awaiting final disposal.

Awards and decorations

* Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
** May 1987 to September 1988
** 12 June 1989 to 31 October 1989
** 15 April 1993 to 04 October 1993
* Navy Battle "E" Award
** 01 April 1985 to 30 September 1986
** 01 October 1986 to 31 March 1988
** 01 January 1995 to 31 December 1995
* National Defense Service Medal
** 02 August 1990 to 30 November 1995; for service during the Gulf War
* Southwest Asia Service Medal
** 10 July 1991 to 10 August 1991; campaign star: (Cease-Fire Campaign)
*Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
** Multiple deployments
* Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
** 10 July 1991 to 10 August 1991

See also

* USS Acadia (AD-42)

References

External links

* [http://navysite.de/ad/ad44.htm Unofficial Navy site]
* [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_pnav/is_199308/ai_2328464742 US Navy Press Release] : USS Shenandoah Changes Course, Steams to Persian Gulf


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