Deployments

As one of the Navy’s top ammunition ships,  Santa Barbara was haze gray and underway participating in numerous fleet exercises (FLEETEX) and 6-month deployments. Her voyages include 3 oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian) , 5 seas (Arctic, Caribbean,  Mediterranean, North, Red), and various bodies of water (Guantanamo Bay, Panama Canal, Persian Gulf, and Suez Canal).

Listed below is an UNOFFICIAL list of deployments.

Month

Year

to

Month

Year

Deployment

SEP

1970

-

MAR

1971

Mediterranean-West Africa

OCT

1970

-

MAR

1971

Mediterranean

APR

1972

-

MAY

1972

Caribbean

JUN

1972

-

FEB

1973

Western Pacific / Vietnam War

JUN

1972

-

FEB

1973

Western Pacific / Vietnam War

JAN

1974

-

MAR

1974

Guantanamo Bay

APR

1974

-

OCT

1974

Mediterranean

JAN

1975

-

MAR

1975

Guantanamo Bay

APR

1975

-

SEP

1975

Mediterranean

OCT

1978

-

APR

1979

Mediterranean

NOV

1981

-

MAY

1982

Mediterranean-Indian Ocean

NOV

1982

-

JUN

1983

Mediterranean

FEB

1984

-

APR

1984

Arctic Circle

OCT

1984

-

FEB

1985

Mediterranean-Indian Ocean

APR

1985

-

MAY

1985

Caribbean

SEP

1986

-

MAR

1987

Mediterranean

JUL

1988

-

FEB

1989

Mediterranean

APR

1989

-

APR

1989

Caribbean

NOV

1989

-

NOV

1989

Caribbean

DEC

1990

-

JUL

1991

Mediterranean-Red Sea / Persian Gulf War

MAR

1992

-

MAY

1992

North Sea

OCT

1992

-

APR

1993

Mediterranean

OCT

1992

-

APR

1993

Mediterranean

OCT

1992

-

APR

1993

Mediterranean

OCT

1992

-

APR

1993

Mediterranean

MAY

1994

-

NOV

1994

Mediterranean

NOV

1994

-

MAY

1995

Mediterranean

NOV

1997

-

DEC

1997

Caribbean

FEB

1998

-

SEP

1998

Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf