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USS Detroit AOE-4

USS Detroit (AOE-4) was the fourth and last Sacramento-class fast combat support ship built for the United States Navy. She was laid down on 29 November 1966 by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington; launched 21 June 1969; and commissioned on 28 March 1970. She is the fourth United States Navy ship named after Detroit, Michigan (the largest city in the state of Michigan) & the fifth ship total including one commissioned by the British Navy in Canada.

Veterans: 13
Latest Activity: Aug 21, 2017

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Comment by Carl L. Hagen on August 21, 2017 at 9:21am

CS2 arrived 1972 thru Med deployment 73, Jack of Dust, LPO. anyone around during this time?

Comment by raymond godino on December 15, 2016 at 12:53am

I was on the USS Detroit during the 1989-1991 as an OS2 working in CIC. we managed to make one deployment during the tour and we kept our commitments. The Detroit had a bad reputation prior to me getting there because it couldn't keep its commitments and it frequently broke down which led our sister ship to do an unnecessary deployment in our place. We deployed to the Red Sea area and refueled a countless number of ships. I had a great time onboard.

Comment by Jeff Wollam on May 27, 2013 at 11:44am

Served aboard the Detroit from Dec 84 to March 89.  Fox Division.  Nato Seasparrow.  Left a Frocked FC1


Comment by Paul M. Sonnabend on September 12, 2012 at 8:00am

Served from March 1978 through April 1977 as FTG1 during Bath Maine ship yard. Was Mess Deck Master at Arms while eating in the church and living on the APL tied along side.

Comment by John Brian Francis on August 18, 2011 at 7:36am
Served aboard the Detroit from 1999 to 2001. Had a great time and the shipmates were great. Was in 2nd Division as a BM2. She was a great ship even with all the bad publicity she got. Was sad to see her made into razor blades.
Comment by Joel Michael Anderson on April 12, 2011 at 4:23pm
Served aboard USS Detroit on North Atlantic cruise as a pilot in embarked H-46 detachment in mid-80s
Comment by Michael Jon Kissinger on August 8, 2009 at 2:28pm
I was on board the Detroit from 1986 to 1989. I did Expo 88. I was the EW work center sup for 1 year before transferring to Pensacola for instructor duty.
Comment by Bradley P Stenstrom on May 12, 2009 at 5:32pm
Served with NR USS Detroit AOE-4 0408 at N&MCRC West Palm Beach, FL from 10/1991 to 3/1993. Worked with the ships Postal Clerks while onboard. Previously stationed at Earle from 8/1980 to 5/1984 on USS Suribachi AE-21.

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