US Belknap class

US Leahy class

Guided-Missile Cruiser


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
1967 US CGN Truxtun class
1974         US CGN California class
1976                 US CGN Virginia class


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


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

  List of Ships

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19641995 sunk 1998USUS NavyCG-26USS Belknap
19651994USUS NavyCG-27USS Josephus Daniels
19661993 sunk 2002USUS NavyCG-28USS WainwrightNGHX
19661994 sunk 2007USUS NavyCG-29USS JouettNZTV
19661994 sunk 2005USUS NavyCG-32USS William H. StandleyNWHS
19661994USUS NavyCG-33USS FoxNFOX
19671994 sunk 2008USUS NavyCG-30USS HorneNBXW
19671994USUS NavyCG-31USS SterettNUKJ
19671993USUS NavyCG-34USS 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

16 units


1962-feb-05Laid downLaid down US CG-26 USS Belknap as DLG-26
1962-apr-23Laid downLaid down US CG-27 USS Josephus Daniels
1962-jul-02Laid downLaid down US CG-28 USS Wainwright
1962-sep-25Laid downLaid down US CG-29 USS Jouett
1962-sep-25Laid downLaid down US CG-31 USS Sterett
1962-dec-12Laid downLaid down US CG-30 USS Horne
1963-jan-15Laid downLaid down US CG-33 USS Fox
1963-jul-20LaunchedLaunched US CG-26 USS Belknap
1963-jul-29Laid downLaid down US CG-32 USS William H. Standley
1963-dec-02LaunchedLaunched US CG-27 USS Josephus Daniels
1963-dec-09Laid downLaid down US CG-34 USS Biddle
1964-apr-25LaunchedLaunched US CG-28 USS Wainwright
1964-jun-30LaunchedLaunched US CG-29 USS Jouett
1964-oct-30LaunchedLaunched US CG-30 USS Horne
1964-nov-07CommissionedCommissioned US CG-26 USS Belknap
1964-nov-21LaunchedLaunched US CG-33 USS Fox
1964-dec-19LaunchedLaunched US CG-32 USS William H. Standley
1965-may-08CommissionedCommissioned US CG-27 USS Josephus Daniels as DLG-27
1965-jun-30LaunchedLaunched US CG-31 USS Sterett
1965-jul-02LaunchedLaunched US CG-34 USS Biddle
1966-jan-08CommissionedCommissioned US CG-28 USS Wainwright as DLG-28
1966-may-08CommissionedCommissioned US CG-33 USS Fox as DLG-33
1966-jul-09CommissionedCommissioned US CG-32 USS William H. Standley as DLG-32
1966-dec-03CommissionedCommissioned US CG-29 USS Jouett as DLG-29
1967-jan-21CommissionedCommissioned US CG-34 USS Biddle as DLG-34
1967-apr-08CommissionedCommissioned US CG-31 USS Sterett as DLG-31
1967-apr-15CommissionedCommissioned US CG-30 USS Horne as DLG-30
1971AircraftAircraft US CG-33 USS Fox YSH-2E prototype trials at San Diego
1973-marAircraftAircraft US CG-31 USS Sterett SH-2D 152198 from HSL-31 Det.1 accident between Guam and the Philippines
1974-oct-04 US CG-32 USS William H. Standley Towed the USS Vreeland (FF-1068) in the MED due to serious boiler trouble
1975 US CG-33 USS Fox Westpac 75-76
1975-jun-30 US CG-26 USS Belknap reclassified as CG-26
1975-jun-30 US CG-27 USS Josephus Daniels reclassified as CG-27
1975-jun-30 US CG-28 USS Wainwright reclassified as CG-28
1975-jun-30 US CG-29 USS Jouett reclassified as CG-29
1975-jun-30 US CG-30 USS Horne reclassified as CG-30
1975-jun-30 US CG-31 USS Sterett reclassified as CG-31
1975-jun-30 US CG-32 USS William H. Standley reclassified as CG-32
1975-jun-30 US CG-33 USS Fox reclassified as CG-33
1975-jun-30 US CG-34 USS Biddle reclassified as CG-34
1975-nov-22 US 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-30RefitRefit US CG-26 USS Belknap reconstruction at Philadelphia Navy Yard up to 10may80
1977-mar-10AircraftAircraft US CG-31 USS Sterett SH-2 Sea Sprite crashed in the mid-Pacific approaching the cruiser during routine flight operations, detachment of HSL-33
1978 US CG-33 USS Fox WestPac
1980 US CG-33 USS Fox WestPac 80-81
1987RefitRefit US 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
1990 US CG-34 USS Biddle with a seasprite onboard during Operation Desert Shield
1991-novDeploymentDeployment US CG-33 USS Fox WestPac 92, SH-2F HSL-35 Det.4 161899
1993-nov-15DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-28 USS Wainwright
1993-nov-30DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-34 USS Biddle
1994-jan-22DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-27 USS Josephus Daniels
1994-jan-28DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-29 USS Jouett
1994-feb-04DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-30 USS Horne
1994-feb-11DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-32 USS William H. Standley
1994-mar-24DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-31 USS Sterett
1994-apr-15DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-33 USS Fox
1995Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped US CG-33 USS Fox
1995-feb-15DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-26 USS Belknap
1995-dec-15StruckStruck US CG-26 USS Belknap
1998-sep-24Fate: sunkFate: sunk US CG-26 USS Belknap as a target
1999Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped US CG-27 USS Josephus Daniels Brownsville, Texas
2000-dec-04Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped US CG-34 USS Biddle Metro Marine Corporation, Philadelphia
2002Fate: sunkFate: sunk US CG-28 USS Wainwright as a target
2005-jun-25Fate: sunkFate: sunk US 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: scrappedFate: scrapped US CG-31 USS Sterett Brownsville, Texas
2007-augFate: sunkFate: sunk US CG-29 USS Jouett target during Operation Valiant Shield 2007
2008Fate: sunkFate: sunk US CG-30 USS Horne as a target

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