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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


    Specifications

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    395crew
    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

    Aircraft

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        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar


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    Shipyards

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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


    Events

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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
    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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