This list covers changes in the status of ships of the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and fleet support auxiliary ships of Military Sealift Command (MSC) for calendar year 2014, with projected dates
through early 2015. Data for this list is considered correct as of Dec. 12, 2014; future dates are subject to change. All dates are for
2014 unless otherwise noted; some late events for 2013 and near-future events for 2015 also are included. Disposal information for
previously decommissioned or stricken naval ships also is listed.
La Jolla (SSN 701) placed out of service Dec. 1 for conversion at Norfolk, Va., Naval Shipyard to Moored Training Ship.
Norfolk (SSN 714) inactivation held Dec. 11 at Norfolk.
Miami (SSN 755) decommissioning ceremony held March 28
at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine.
North Dakota (SSN 784) delivered Aug. 29 from General
Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Conn.; commissioned Oct.
25 at homeport of Groton.
John Warner (SSN 785) christened Sept. 6 at Newport
News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va.; launched Sept. 10.
Illinois (SSN 786) keel ceremony held June 2 at Electric Boat.
Washington (SSN 787) keel ceremony held Nov. 22 at
Newport News Shipbuilding.
Vermont (SSN 792) construction contract awarded April 28 to
Electric Boat. Name announced Sept. 18.
Oregon (SSN 793) construction contract awarded April 28 to
Electric Boat. Name announced Oct. 10.
Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) keel ceremony held Sept. 23 at
Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula,
Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) keel ceremony held Oct. 30 at
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.
Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) fabrication began Sept. 30 at Ingalls
Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) fabrication began Oct. 31 at Bath
DDG 120 (unnamed) construction contract awarded March
14 to Bath Iron Works.
Zumwalt (DDG 1000) christened April 12 at Bath Iron Works.
Halyburton (FFG 40) decommissioning ceremony held Sept. 6
at Mayport, Fla. Officially decommissioned and stricken Sept. 8.
De Wert (FFG 45) decommissioned and stricken April 4 at
Rentz (FFG 46) decommissioning ceremony held May 9 at
San Diego. Officially decommissioned and stricken May 23.
Nicholas (FFG 47) decommissioning ceremony held March 10
at Norfolk. Officially decommissioned and stricken March 17.
Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) decommissioned and stricken
March 28 at Mayport.
Ingraham (FFG 61) decommissioning ceremony held Nov. 12
at Everett, Wash.
2014 CHANGES IN SHIPS’ STATUS
Carol Armstrong, ship’s sponsor for the Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research Vessel Neil Armstrong (T-AGOR 27), breaks
a bottle across the bow during a christening ceremony at Dakota Creek Industries Inc. shipyard in Anacortes, Wash., March
29, 2014. Joining Armstrong on the platform were RADM Matthew Klunder, left, chief of naval research; Dick Nelson, president, Dakota Creek Industries; and Kali Armstrong, granddaughter of the late astronaut and ship’s namesake, Neil Armstrong.