1992 Brief Narrative

USS WADDELL conducted its final deployment, which was a counter-narcotics deployment, during the period 5 Feb 92 to 20 Apr 92. During the deployment the ship received the Meritorious Unit Commendation (2nd award).

During the deployment the ship visited the following ports:

Transited the Panamal Canal
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Calberta, Costa Rica
Panama City, Panama
Puerto Quetzal, Guatamala
Rodman, Panama

The ship took a first ever OPPE exam during deployment, at Rodman Panama, and passed it on the first try.

Two weeks after the deployment the ship was given an INSURV Inspection.

Since then USS WADDELL has been in and out of San Diego homeport training three Greek navy crews.

LCDR Rossi, XO, (619) 556-4622 or LT Stepenosky, PAO, 556-4651
USS Waddell DDG-24

Decommissioning

3 October 1992