Builder: Litton Ingalls, Pascagoula Miss.
Laid Down: August 29 1977
Launched: November 22 1978
Commissioned: February 16 1980
Fate: Decommissioned and stricken from
the Navy list on August 25, 2004,
the THORN was subsequently towed
to the Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance
Office, Philadelphia, Penn., where she
remained until she was sunk as a target
on July 22, 2006, off the US east coast.