Matanikau sailed for the United States on 9 January and entered San Diego harbor on the 29th. From 1-5 February, she steamed to Tacoma, Washington, where she remained during the next 8 months in an inactive status. She decommissioned on 11 October and entered the Pacific Reserve Fleet. While berthed at Tacoma, Matanikau was reclassified CVHE-101 on 15 June 1955, and again reclassified AKV-36 on 7 May 1959. Ordered disposed of in March 1960, Matanikau was struck from the Navy list on 1 April 1960. She was sold to Jacq. Pierot, Jr. & Sons of New York on 27 July 1960.
Other articles related to "decommissioning":
... Decommissioning in Northern Ireland was a process in the Belfast Agreement as part of the Northern Ireland peace process ... The concern about decommissioning was a defining issue in the effort to negotiate a peace in Northern Ireland ...
... The experience in decommissioning this plant is expected to be of use in the future when more Japanese plants are decommissioned. 2001 last of the nuclear fuel moved off-site October 4, 2001 decommissioning plan announced December 2001 decommissioning begins, spent fuel pool is cleaned 2003 turbine room and electric generator taken down ...
Decommissioning is a general term for a formal process to remove something from active status. Specific instances include:
- Decommissioned highway
- Greenfield status of former industrial sites
- Nuclear decommissioning of power plants
- Decommissioning in Northern Ireland of paramilitary weapons
- Demobilization of soldiers
- Ship-Submarine Recycling Program for U.S. nuclear vessels
- Ship decommissioning
... She has been laid up in Halifax Harbour in at least three locations since, including Karlsens Wharf in Halifax, Woodside Atlantic Wharf in Dartmouth, and the Dartmouth Marine Slips ... Apparently she is for sale, and may not be traveling to Italy for conversion to a mega-yacht, which was the fate of her sistership Simon Fraser, decommissioned 2001 ...