1979: Navy destroyer tender launched at NASSCO

The first of three Gompers class destroyer tenders, USS Yellowstone, was launched at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. Jan. 27, 1979.

More than 4,000 people watched the $163 million ship slide into the bay. It was the first public launching in two years at NASSCO, according to the story in the February 1979 issue. 


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