US Leahy class

US Albany class

Guided-Missile Cruiser


Guided-Missile Cruiser Leahy class

Originally designated as Guided Destroyers (DLG) were reclassified as cruisers in 1975. In the 1980s they replaced their 3 in./50 guns with Harpoon launchers and CIWS Phalanx.

Derivatives / Succeeded by
1962 US CGN Bainbridge class
1964 US Belknap class
1967         US CGN Truxtun class
1974                 US CGN California class
1976                         US CGN Virginia class


7800full load (tn)
167length (m)
17beam (m)
7.60draught (m)
8000range (nm)
32max speed (knots)

4Naval Engine boilers
2Naval Engine steam turbines

2Missile Launcher Mk 10 Terrier

3Naval Gun Mark 22 3/50 inch (76 mm)
1Torpedo Launchers Mk 16 8-cell ASROC

helicopter   Aircraft

Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar


US Bath Iron Works - 3
US Bethlehem San Francisco - 1
US New York Shipbuilding - 2
US Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company - Harbor Island2
US Todd Pacific Shipyards, San Pedro - 1

  List of Ships

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19621993USUS NavyCG-16USS Leahy
19621996USUS NavyCGN-25Bainbridge class USS BainbridgeNJUL
19631993USUS NavyCG-17USS Harry E. YarnellNHEY
19631993 sunk 2000USUS NavyCG-18USS WordenNQRA
19631994 sunk 2000USUS NavyCG-19USS Dale
19631994USUS NavyCG-21USS GridleyNHBJ
19631994USUS NavyCG-22USS EnglandNLXZ
19631994USUS NavyCG-23USS HalseyNCXF
19641995 sunk 1998USUS NavyCG-20USS Richmond K. TurnerNRKT
19641993 sunk 2001USUS NavyCG-24USS ReevesNIEM
19641995 sunk 1998USUS NavyCG-26Belknap class USS Belknap
19651994USUS NavyCG-27Belknap class USS Josephus Daniels
19661993 sunk 2002USUS NavyCG-28Belknap class USS WainwrightNGHX
19661994 sunk 2007USUS NavyCG-29Belknap class USS JouettNZTV
19661994 sunk 2005USUS NavyCG-32Belknap class USS William H. StandleyNWHS
19661994USUS NavyCG-33Belknap class USS FoxNFOX
19671994 sunk 2008USUS NavyCG-30Belknap class USS HorneNBXW
19671994USUS NavyCG-31Belknap class USS SterettNUKJ
19671993USUS NavyCG-34Belknap class USS Biddle NMYE
19671995USUS NavyCGN-35Truxtun class USS Truxtun
19741999USUS NavyCGN-36California class USS CaliforniaNKIN
19751999USUS NavyCGN-37California class USS South CarolinaNLVQ
19761994USUS NavyCGN-38Virginia class USS Virginia
19771993USUS NavyCGN-39Virginia class USS Texas NTEX
19781997USUS NavyCGN-40Virginia class USS MississippiNGGD
19801998USUS NavyCGN-41Virginia class USS Arkansas NARK

26 units


1958-sep-07OrderedOrdered US CG-16 USS Leahy as DLG-16
1958-nov-07OrderedOrdered US CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell as DLG-17
1958-nov-07OrderedOrdered US CG-18 USS Worden as DLG-18
1958-nov-07OrderedOrdered US CG-19 USS Dale as DLG-19
1959-dec-03Laid downLaid down US CG-16 USS Leahy
1960-may-31Laid downLaid down US CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell
1960-jul-01Laid downLaid down US CG-24 USS Reeves as DLG-24
1960-jul-15Laid downLaid down US CG-21 USS Gridley as DLG-21
1960-aug-26Laid downLaid down US CG-23 USS Halsey as DLG-23
1960-sep-06Laid downLaid down US CG-19 USS Dale
1960-oct-04Laid downLaid down US CG-22 USS England as DLG-22
1961-jan-09Laid downLaid down US CG-20 USS Richmond K. Turner as DLG-20
1961-jul-01LaunchedLaunched US CG-16 USS Leahy
1961-jul-31LaunchedLaunched US CG-21 USS Gridley
1961-sep-19Laid downLaid down US CG-18 USS Worden
1961-dec-09LaunchedLaunched US CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell
1962-jan-15LaunchedLaunched US CG-23 USS Halsey
1962-mar-06LaunchedLaunched US CG-22 USS England
1962-may-12LaunchedLaunched US CG-24 USS Reeves
1962-jun-02LaunchedLaunched US CG-18 USS Worden
1962-jun-28LaunchedLaunched US CG-19 USS Dale
1962-aug-04CommissionedCommissioned US CG-16 USS Leahy
1963-feb-02CommissionedCommissioned US CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell
1963-apr-06LaunchedLaunched US CG-20 USS Richmond K. Turner
1963-may-25CommissionedCommissioned US CG-21 USS Gridley
1963-jul-20CommissionedCommissioned US CG-23 USS Halsey
1963-aug-03CommissionedCommissioned US CG-18 USS Worden
1963-nov-23CommissionedCommissioned US CG-19 USS Dale
1963-dec-07CommissionedCommissioned US CG-22 USS England
1964-may-15CommissionedCommissioned US CG-24 USS Reeves
1964-jun-13CommissionedCommissioned US CG-20 USS Richmond K. Turner
1967-mar-18AircraftAircraft US CG-21 USS Gridley UH-2C 149762 accident
1975-jun-30 US CG-16 USS Leahy reclassified as CG-16
1975-jun-30 US CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell reclassified as CG-17
1975-jun-30 US CG-18 USS Worden reclassified as CG-18
1975-jun-30 US CG-19 USS Dale reclassified as CG-19
1975-jun-30 US CG-20 USS Richmond K. Turner reclassified as CG-20
1975-jun-30 US CG-21 USS Gridley reclassified as CG-21
1975-jun-30 US CG-22 USS England reclassified as CG-22
1975-jun-30 US CG-23 USS Halsey reclassified as CG-23
1975-jun-30 US CG-24 USS Reeves reclassified as CG-24
1977-mar-11AircraftAircraft US CG-18 USS Worden SH-2F 150142 accident
1986 US CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell Med Deployment
1990-jun-27Port VisitPort Visit US CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell to Gydnia with USS Kaufmann, departed 30 Jun.
1993-oct-01DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-16 USS Leahy
1993-oct-01DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-18 USS Worden
1993-oct-20DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell
1993-nov-12DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-24 USS Reeves
1994-jan-21DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-21 USS Gridley
1994-jan-21DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-22 USS England
1994-jan-28DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-23 USS Halsey
1994-sep-27DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-19 USS Dale
1995-mar-31DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-20 USS Richmond K. Turner
1998-aug-09Fate: sunkFate: sunk US CG-20 USS Richmond K. Turner as a target
2000Fate: sunkFate: sunk US CG-19 USS Dale as a target
2000-jun-17Fate: sunkFate: sunk US CG-18 USS Worden as a target at 22 57.1 N 160 0.2 W
2001-may-31Fate: sunkFate: sunk US CG-24 USS Reeves as a target
2002Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped US CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell
2003Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped US CG-23 USS Halsey
2004Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped US CG-22 USS England
2004-junFate: scrappedFate: scrapped US CG-16 USS Leahy Brownsville, Texas
2005Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped US CG-21 USS Gridley

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