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  • 1964    

    Guided-Missile Cruiser Belknap class

    The next generation of DLG frigates have a single missile launcher (for both SAM Terrier and ASW ASROC) in order to leave space to add an hangar. Reclassified as guided cruisers in 1975 and reffited with Harpoons/Standards and CIWS Phalanx in the 1980s

        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    US CGN Truxtun class 1967
                            US CGN California class 1974
                                                    US CGN Virginia class 1976


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    7900full load (tn)
    167length (m)
    17beam (m)
    8.80draught (m)
    32max speed (knots)
    4Naval Engine boilers
    2Naval Engine steam turbines
    1Missile Launcher Mk 10 Terrier
    1Naval Gun Mark 42 5/54 inch (127mm)


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        Typical Max
    US US Navy Gyrodyne DSN / QH-50 DASH 01
    US US Navy Kaman Seasprite 11

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    US Bath Iron Works - 5
    US Bethlehem San Francisco - 1
    US Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company - Harbor Island2
    US Todd Pacific Shipyards, San Pedro - 1

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    USUS NavyCG-26USS Belknap19641995
    USUS NavyCG-27USS Josephus Daniels19651994
    USUS NavyCG-28USS WainwrightNGHX19661993
    USUS NavyCG-29USS JouettNZTV19661994
    USUS NavyCG-32USS William H. StandleyNWHS19661994
    USUS NavyCG-33USS FoxNFOX19661994
    USUS NavyCG-30USS HorneNBXW19671994
    USUS NavyCG-31USS SterettNUKJ19671994
    USUS NavyCG-34USS 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

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    1962-feb-5Laid downUS CG-26 USS Belknap as DLG-26
    1962-apr-23Laid downUS CG-27 USS Josephus Daniels
    1962-jul-2Laid downUS CG-28 USS Wainwright
    1962-sep-25Laid downUS CG-29 USS Jouett
    1962-sep-25Laid downUS CG-31 USS Sterett
    1962-dec-12Laid downUS CG-30 USS Horne
    1963-jan-15Laid downUS CG-33 USS Fox
    1963-jul-20LaunchedUS CG-26 USS Belknap
    1963-jul-29Laid downUS CG-32 USS William H. Standley
    1963-dec-2LaunchedUS CG-27 USS Josephus Daniels
    1963-dec-9Laid downUS CG-34 USS Biddle
    1964-apr-25LaunchedUS CG-28 USS Wainwright
    1964-jun-30LaunchedUS CG-29 USS Jouett
    1964-oct-30LaunchedUS CG-30 USS Horne
    1964-nov-7CommissionedUS CG-26 USS Belknap
    1964-nov-21LaunchedUS CG-33 USS Fox
    1964-dec-19LaunchedUS CG-32 USS William H. Standley
    1965-may-8CommissionedUS CG-27 USS Josephus Daniels as DLG-27
    1965-jun-30LaunchedUS CG-31 USS Sterett
    1965-jul-2LaunchedUS CG-34 USS Biddle
    1966-jan-8CommissionedUS CG-28 USS Wainwright as DLG-28
    1966-may-8CommissionedUS CG-33 USS Fox as DLG-33
    1966-jul-9CommissionedUS CG-32 USS William H. Standley as DLG-32
    1966-dec-3CommissionedUS CG-29 USS Jouett as DLG-29
    1967-jan-21CommissionedUS CG-34 USS Biddle as DLG-34
    1967-apr-8CommissionedUS CG-31 USS Sterett as DLG-31
    1967-apr-15CommissionedUS CG-30 USS Horne as DLG-30
    1971AircraftUS CG-33 USS Fox YSH-2E prototype trials at San Diego
    1973-marAircraftUS CG-31 USS Sterett SH-2D 152198 from HSL-31 Det.1 accident between Guam and the Philippines
    1974-oct-4US CG-32 USS William H. Standley Towed the USS Vreeland (FF-1068) in the MED due to serious boiler trouble
    1975US CG-33 USS Fox Westpac 75-76
    1975-jun-30US CG-26 USS Belknap reclassified as CG-26
    1975-jun-30US CG-27 USS Josephus Daniels reclassified as CG-27
    1975-jun-30US CG-28 USS Wainwright reclassified as CG-28
    1975-jun-30US CG-29 USS Jouett reclassified as CG-29
    1975-jun-30US CG-30 USS Horne reclassified as CG-30
    1975-jun-30US CG-31 USS Sterett reclassified as CG-31
    1975-jun-30US CG-32 USS William H. Standley reclassified as CG-32
    1975-jun-30US CG-33 USS Fox reclassified as CG-33
    1975-jun-30US CG-34 USS Biddle reclassified as CG-34
    1975-nov-22US CG-26 USS Belknap Severely damaged in a collision with aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy off the coast of Sicily, Italy. The following fire melted, burned and gutted to the deck level her aluminum superstructure
    1976-jan-30RefitUS CG-26 USS Belknap reconstruction at Philadelphia Navy Yard up to 10may80
    1977-mar-10AircraftUS CG-31 USS Sterett SH-2 Sea Sprite crashed in the mid-Pacific approaching the cruiser during routine flight operations, detachment of HSL-33
    1978US CG-33 USS Fox WestPac
    1980US CG-33 USS Fox WestPac 80-81
    1987RefitUS CG-34 USS Biddle air search radar ITT Gilfillan AN/SPS-48E early 1987 refit as first of the NTU upgrades to the AN/SPS-48 long range, 3D air search and targetting radar
    1990US CG-34 USS Biddle with a seasprite onboard during Operation Desert Shield
    1991-novDeploymentUS CG-33 USS Fox WestPac 92, SH-2F HSL-35 Det.4 161899
    1993-nov-15DecommissionedUS CG-28 USS Wainwright
    1993-nov-30DecommissionedUS CG-34 USS Biddle
    1994-jan-22DecommissionedUS CG-27 USS Josephus Daniels
    1994-jan-28DecommissionedUS CG-29 USS Jouett
    1994-feb-4DecommissionedUS CG-30 USS Horne
    1994-feb-11DecommissionedUS CG-32 USS William H. Standley
    1994-mar-24DecommissionedUS CG-31 USS Sterett
    1994-apr-15DecommissionedUS CG-33 USS Fox
    1995Fate: scrappedUS CG-33 USS Fox
    1995-feb-15DecommissionedUS CG-26 USS Belknap
    1995-dec-15StruckUS CG-26 USS Belknap
    1998-sep-24Fate: sunkUS CG-26 USS Belknap as a target
    1999Fate: scrappedUS CG-27 USS Josephus Daniels Brownsville, Texas
    2000-dec-4Fate: scrappedUS CG-34 USS Biddle Metro Marine Corporation, Philadelphia
    2002Fate: sunkUS CG-28 USS Wainwright as a target
    2005-jun-25Fate: sunkUS CG-32 USS William H. Standley as a target with Elliot (DD-967) off the eastern coast of Australia during Talisman Sabre exercise
    2005-jul-29Fate: scrappedUS CG-31 USS Sterett Brownsville, Texas
    2007-augFate: sunkUS CG-29 USS Jouett target during Operation Valiant Shield 2007
    2008Fate: sunkUS CG-30 USS Horne as a target

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