Detroit, along with a detachment from the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, deployed on March 15 to conduct U.S. Southern Command and Joint Interagency Task Force South’s enhanced counter-narcotics operations missions in the Caribbean Sea and eastern Pacific Ocean. USS DETROIT "turned to" with deployments to the Mediterranean, North Atlantic, Carribbean and Persian Gulf through out her career. Arlington, VA 22201-5424, Phone: 703.528.1775 Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The USS Detroit departed for the U.S. Southern Command Monday to support enhanced counternarcotics operations operations in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. Miranda Rossum, U.S. 4th Fleet/U.S. Seapower Miranda Rossum, U.S. 4th Fleet/U.S. “Detroit did a great job adapting to our changing world, and their operational successes set a high bar for the next round of deployments. Copyright © 2020 HullNumber.com. Initially laid up at NISMF Philadelphia, she was scrapped in October 2005. “I could not have asked for more from the crew over the past several months. Suite 200 Jiwan Mack, Detroit’s commanding officer. Built in Bremerton, WA, DETROIT sailed to her first duty station of Newport, RI via Cape Horn. After her initial shakedown cruise, Detroit departed Bremerton for her first operational home port, Newport, Rhode Island, rounding the horn of South America en route. Detroit’s crew met the changes in guidance and procedures due to the pandemic, safeguarding Sailors while still meeting counter-drug mission requirements. The USS DETROIT (AOE-4), a Sacramento-class fast combat support ship, was commissioned on 14 MAR 1970. “Detroit did a fantastic job while deployed, sending strong messages to our partners and our adversaries that the United States Navy operates globally and in all conditions,” said Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, commander U.S. 4th Fleet. The Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Customs and Border Protection, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with allied and international partner agencies, are all playing a role in counter-drug operations. Detroit joined other U.S. Navy warships, numerous U.S. agencies from the Departments of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security cooperating in the effort to combat transnational organized crime. Shortly thereafter, Detroit deployed for six months of extended operations with the 6th Fleet, returning to Newport in December 1971. “I am proud to be a USS Detroit Blue Iron Warrior and can’t wait to sail with this extraordinary unit again in the near future.”. Your ORIGINAL HOMETOWN and State are asked for because that confirms who you are in your shipmate's memories. All Rights Reserved. In April 1972 the Detroit escorted USS Saratoga CV-60 to the southern tip of Africa on her way to support the w… The USS DETROIT (AOE-4), a Sacramento-class fast combat support ship, was commissioned on 14 MAR 1970. Built in Bremerton, WA, DETROIT sailed to her first duty station of Newport, RI via Cape Horn. USS DETROIT served her country for 34 years, 11 months and 3 days, until decommissioned on 17 FEB 2005. MAYPORT, Fla. — The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Detroit returned to Mayport on July 11 following its maiden deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations, Lt. j.g. In March 1971, she was involved in a minor collision with a US Navy oiler off the coast of South Carolina. USS DETROIT "turned to" with deployments to the Mediterranean, North Atlantic, Carribbean and Persian Gulf through out her career. 2300 Wilson Blvd. We are both grateful for and proud of Detroit’s accomplishments.”. During their deployment, Detroit, with their embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), disrupted an estimated 1780 kilograms of cocaine, worth over an estimated street value of $124 million. Our Sailors and Guardsmen have overcome equipment casualties, COVID-19 challenges, and losses back home to ensure the success of USS Detroit while deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations,” said Cmdr. Registration and communicating with shipmates at Hullnumber.com is FREE FOREVER. HullNumber.com's mission is to provide a means for shipmates to keep in touch with one another. The USS DETROIT (AOE-4) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow: Class: Sacramento-class fast combat support ship, Final Disposition: Disposed of by scrapping dismantling. Home Join Now About Hullnumber Before You Register Tell A Shipmate FAQs Related Links Contact Us. Official Publication of the Navy League of the United States. “USS Detroit (LCS 7) experienced an engineering casualty during routine operations, and a technical evaluation determined that in-port repairs would be required,” the statement read. Littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) got underway from its homeport of Mayport, Florida, on October 31 to start its maiden deployment. First from Newport, the Norfolk and finally from NAVWEAPSTA Earle, NJ, DETROIT supplied the fleet, always true to her motto, "To Surpass the Finest". USS Detroit (LCS 7) breaks down on deployment dpoint | 29/10/2020 13:37 The littoral combat ship Detroit is limping again to Mayport, Florida, from a deployment to South America within the newest set-back for the Freedom variant’s sophisticated propulsion system MAYPORT, Fla. — The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Detroit returned to Mayport on July 11 following its maiden deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations, Lt. j.g. The US Navy Freedom-class LCS is deploying to … USS Detroit Completes Counter-Narcotics Deployment. Naval Forces Southern Command public affairs, said in a release. Just as Detroit deployed, the crew adjusted quickly to the new COVID-19 environment. Shellback Initiation - 11 OCT 1970 - Pacific Ocean, Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1971 - Pacific Ocean, Shellback Initiation - 10 APR 1972 - Atlantic Ocean, Shellback Initiation - 1 JUN 1972 - Atlantic Ocean, Shellback Initiation - 4 JUN 1979 - Indian Ocean, Shellback Initiation - 15 OCT 1980 - Indian Ocean, Shellback Initiation - 24 JUL 1988 - Atlantic Ocean, Shellback Initiation - 4 JUL 1994 - Atlantic Ocean, Shellback Initiation - 14 FEB 2002 - Indian Ocean, Shellback Initiation - 26 NOV 2003 - Indian Ocean.