US Long Beach class

Guided-Missile Cruiser (Nuclear Powered)


Guided-Missile Cruiser (Nuclear Powered) Long Beach class

A single ship class, Long Beach was the first nuclear-powered surface warship and the last of US Navy traditional cruiser hulls (all subsequent cruisers were mostly scaled-up destroyer hulls). The ship received multiple reffits including the replacement of the 5in guns per Tomahawks and Harpoon launchers. The SAM capabilities were also upgraded to allow using the Standard missile.


15500full load (tn)
220length (m)
21.79beam (m)
9.32draught (m)
30max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine nuclear - pressurised water reactor

2Missile Launcher Mk 10 Terrier
1Missile Launcher Mk 12 Talos

2Naval Gun Mark 12 5/38 inch (127 mm)
1Torpedo Launchers Mk 16 8-cell ASROC

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Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar


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19611994USUS NavyCGN-9USS Long Beach NLBH

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1956-oct-15OrderedOrdered US CGN-9 USS Long Beach as CLGN-160
1957 US CGN-9 USS Long Beach reclassified as CGN-160
1957-dec-02Laid downLaid down US CGN-9 USS Long Beach as CGN-9
1959-jul-14LaunchedLaunched US CGN-9 USS Long Beach
1961-sep-09CommissionedCommissioned US CGN-9 USS Long Beach
1964-jul-31 US CGN-9 USS Long Beach Operation Sea Orbit around the world cruise
1994-jul-02DecommissionedDecommissioned US CGN-9 USS Long Beach
1995-may-01StruckStruck US CGN-9 USS Long Beach

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