USS Jouett III

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Jouett III DLW-29

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Jouett III

(DLW-29: dp. 7,900 (f.); 1. 547'; b. 54'9"; dr. 14'9";
s. over 30 k.; cgl. 418; a. Ter. mist, ASROC, 1 5", DASH;
cl. Belknap)

The third Jouett (DLW-29) was laid down 25 September 1962 by Puget Sound Naval Shipsard, Bremerton, Wash.; launched 30 June 1964; sponsored by Mrs. S. J. Ervin, Jr., wife of the Senator from North Carolina; and commissioned 3 December 1966, Captain Robert S. Hayes in command

Carrying the most modern antisubmarine detection and missile warfare gear, Jouett joins the 9eet as a ready defender of freedom. Her motto, "Eternal Vigilance," serves as a reminder of the ship's mission in war and peace.

Upon completion of fitting out in February of 1967 Jouett was assigned to Cruiser-Destroyer Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and operated out of her home Port. San Diego.