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  • 1962    

    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
    US CGN Bainbridge class 1962
    US Belknap class 1964
                            US CGN Truxtun class 1967
                                                    US CGN California class 1974
                                                                            US CGN Virginia class 1976


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    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


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        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar

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    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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    USUS NavyCG-16USS Leahy19621993
    USUS NavyCGN-25Bainbridge class USS BainbridgeNJUL19621996
    USUS NavyCG-17USS Harry E. YarnellNHEY19631993
    USUS NavyCG-18USS WordenNQRA19631993
    USUS NavyCG-19USS Dale19631994
    USUS NavyCG-21USS GridleyNHBJ19631994
    USUS NavyCG-22USS EnglandNLXZ19631994
    USUS NavyCG-23USS HalseyNCXF19631994
    USUS NavyCG-20USS Richmond K. TurnerNRKT19641995
    USUS NavyCG-24USS ReevesNIEM19641993
    USUS NavyCG-26Belknap class USS Belknap19641995
    USUS NavyCG-27Belknap class USS Josephus Daniels19651994
    USUS NavyCG-28Belknap class USS WainwrightNGHX19661993
    USUS NavyCG-29Belknap class USS JouettNZTV19661994
    USUS NavyCG-32Belknap class USS William H. StandleyNWHS19661994
    USUS NavyCG-33Belknap class USS FoxNFOX19661994
    USUS NavyCG-30Belknap class USS HorneNBXW19671994
    USUS NavyCG-31Belknap class USS SterettNUKJ19671994
    USUS NavyCG-34Belknap class USS BiddleNMYE19671993
    USUS NavyCGN-35Truxtun class USS Truxtun19671995
    USUS NavyCGN-36California class USS CaliforniaNKIN19741999
    USUS NavyCGN-37California class USS South CarolinaNLVQ19751999
    USUS NavyCGN-38Virginia class USS Virginia19761994
    USUS NavyCGN-39Virginia class USS TexasNTEX19771993
    USUS NavyCGN-40Virginia class USS MississippiNGGD19781997
    USUS NavyCGN-41Virginia class USS ArkansasNARK19801998

    26 units


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    1958-sep-7OrderedUS CG-16 USS Leahy as DLG-16
    1958-nov-7OrderedUS CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell as DLG-17
    1958-nov-7OrderedUS CG-18 USS Worden as DLG-18
    1958-nov-7OrderedUS CG-19 USS Dale as DLG-19
    1959-dec-3Laid downUS CG-16 USS Leahy
    1960-may-31Laid downUS CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell
    1960-jul-1Laid downUS CG-24 USS Reeves as DLG-24
    1960-jul-15Laid downUS CG-21 USS Gridley as DLG-21
    1960-aug-26Laid downUS CG-23 USS Halsey as DLG-23
    1960-sep-6Laid downUS CG-19 USS Dale
    1960-oct-4Laid downUS CG-22 USS England as DLG-22
    1961-jan-9Laid downUS CG-20 USS Richmond K. Turner as DLG-20
    1961-jul-1LaunchedUS CG-16 USS Leahy
    1961-jul-31LaunchedUS CG-21 USS Gridley
    1961-sep-19Laid downUS CG-18 USS Worden
    1961-dec-9LaunchedUS CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell
    1962-jan-15LaunchedUS CG-23 USS Halsey
    1962-mar-6LaunchedUS CG-22 USS England
    1962-may-12LaunchedUS CG-24 USS Reeves
    1962-jun-2LaunchedUS CG-18 USS Worden
    1962-jun-28LaunchedUS CG-19 USS Dale
    1962-aug-4CommissionedUS CG-16 USS Leahy
    1963-feb-2CommissionedUS CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell
    1963-apr-6LaunchedUS CG-20 USS Richmond K. Turner
    1963-may-25CommissionedUS CG-21 USS Gridley
    1963-jul-20CommissionedUS CG-23 USS Halsey
    1963-aug-3CommissionedUS CG-18 USS Worden
    1963-nov-23CommissionedUS CG-19 USS Dale
    1963-dec-7CommissionedUS CG-22 USS England
    1964-may-15CommissionedUS CG-24 USS Reeves
    1964-jun-13CommissionedUS CG-20 USS Richmond K. Turner
    1967-mar-18AircraftUS CG-21 USS Gridley UH-2C 149762 accident
    1975-jun-30US CG-16 USS Leahy reclassified as CG-16
    1975-jun-30US CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell reclassified as CG-17
    1975-jun-30US CG-18 USS Worden reclassified as CG-18
    1975-jun-30US CG-19 USS Dale reclassified as CG-19
    1975-jun-30US CG-20 USS Richmond K. Turner reclassified as CG-20
    1975-jun-30US CG-21 USS Gridley reclassified as CG-21
    1975-jun-30US CG-22 USS England reclassified as CG-22
    1975-jun-30US CG-23 USS Halsey reclassified as CG-23
    1975-jun-30US CG-24 USS Reeves reclassified as CG-24
    1977-mar-11AircraftUS CG-18 USS Worden SH-2F 150142 accident
    1986US CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell Med Deployment
    1990-jun-27Port VisitUS CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell to Gydnia with USS Kaufmann, departed 30 Jun.
    1993-oct-1DecommissionedUS CG-16 USS Leahy
    1993-oct-1DecommissionedUS CG-18 USS Worden
    1993-oct-20DecommissionedUS CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell
    1993-nov-12DecommissionedUS CG-24 USS Reeves
    1994-jan-21DecommissionedUS CG-21 USS Gridley
    1994-jan-21DecommissionedUS CG-22 USS England
    1994-jan-28DecommissionedUS CG-23 USS Halsey
    1994-sep-27DecommissionedUS CG-19 USS Dale
    1995-mar-31DecommissionedUS CG-20 USS Richmond K. Turner
    1998-aug-9Fate: sunkUS CG-20 USS Richmond K. Turner as a target
    2000Fate: sunkUS CG-19 USS Dale as a target
    2000-jun-17Fate: sunkUS CG-18 USS Worden as a target at 22 57.1 N 160 0.2 W
    2001-may-31Fate: sunkUS CG-24 USS Reeves as a target
    2002Fate: scrappedUS CG-17 USS Harry E. Yarnell
    2003Fate: scrappedUS CG-23 USS Halsey
    2004Fate: scrappedUS CG-22 USS England
    2004-junFate: scrappedUS CG-16 USS Leahy Brownsville, Texas
    2005Fate: scrappedUS CG-21 USS Gridley

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