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USS HARRY E. YARNELL (DLG/CG 17)

Image courtesy of Al Grazevich


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Hotel - Echo - Yankee


Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski
CLASS - LEAHY
Displacement 5,600 Tons, Dimensions, 533' (oa) x 53' 6" x 25' 3" (Max)
Armament 2 Terrier 2x2, (80 Missiles) 4 x 3"/50, ASROC (8 Missiles) 6 x12.75" TT.
Machinery, 85,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 34 Knots, Crew 377.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 31 MAY 1960 by Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME
Launched 09 DEC 1961
Commissioned 02 FEB 1963
Reclassified CG 17 on 30 JUN 1975
Decommissioned 29 DEC 1993
Stricken 29 DEC 1993
Fate Sold for scrap. Scrapping completed 17 APR 2002.

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Harry E. Yarnell
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10k Harry Ervin Yarnell, -born near Independence, Iowa, 18 October 1875, began his naval career which spanned 51 year and 3 wars, when he entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1893. After serving in Oregon during the Battle of Santiago, 3 July 1898, Yarnell was commissioned ensign 1 July 1899 and reported to the Asiatic Station. He served in the Philippines during the Aguinaldo Insurrection and on the China Station during the Boxer Rebellion. From Asia Yarnell reported to Connecticut at her commissioning, and sailed around the world with the Great White (Fleet Next, duty at the Newport Torpedo Station, on CINOLANT's staff, and at the Naval War College occupied him until World War I, when he served at Gibraltar and London. Yarnell then rotated 'between sea and Shore duty until ordered to Saratoga September 1927, as prospective commanding officer. He served as captain of the carrier from her commissioning until 17 August 1928, when he was appointed Chief of the Bureau of Engineering as Rear Admiral.

From January to April 1930 Admiral Yarnell was Naval Adviser to the American delegation at the London Naval Conference, and in October 1936 he became commander in Chief, Asiatic Fleet, with the rank of Admiral. His tour there was notable for the sagacious and firm manner with which he handled a most explosive international situation. After 3 years service, Admiral Yarnell was transferred to the Retired List; but, 1 November 1941, as war loomed in the East he was recalled to the office of the Secretary of the Navy as Special Adviser to the Chinese Military Mission. Admiral Yarnell was relieved of active duty 15 January 1943 but returned in June as Head of a Special Section in the Office of Chief of Naval Operations until December 1944, when he again was relieved of active duty.

Admiral Yarnell died 7 July 1959 at Newport, R.I., his home since his retirement. Among the awards and medals earned in his long and distinguished career were the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Diploma and Decoration of the Companion of the Order of the British Empire, and the Cloud Standard, Second Class, of the Government of China.

Bill Gonyo
Harry E. Yarnell 107k Launch Photo December 9 1961. Official
© Bath Iron Works
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Harry E. Yarnell 130k Pre-Launch image, December 6 1961. Official
© Bath Iron Works
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Harry E. Yarnell 170k Nearing completion of her fitting out January 2 1963. USS Worden (DLG 18) Moored alongside Official
© Bath Iron Works
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Harry E. Yarnell 142k Nearing completion of her fitting out January 2 1963. USS Worden (DLG 18) Moored alongside. Official
© Bath Iron Works
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Harry E. Yarnell 22k Underway, Starboard view. USN
Harry E. Yarnell 85k Moored along side pier. USN
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73k Port bow view while underway in 1964, location unknown. Robert Hurst
Harry E. Yarnell 83k Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, August 1964. © Richard Leonhardt.
Harry E. Yarnell 98k During her 18 month 1968 -69 overhaul. March 1968 Official
© Bath Iron Works
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Harry E. Yarnell 147k Post 68 -69 overhaul sea trials. Official
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Harry E. Yarnell
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Starboard side view.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

Robert M. Cieri

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110k Port side view while anchored in Genoa, Italy, 08 November 1964. Martinelli Carlo
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320k Underway in Genoa, Italy on 26 April 1972. Carlo Martinelli
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142k Starboard side view of the Macks taken on 27 May 1975 at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Ed Zajkowski
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184k Starboard quarter view of the Macks taken on 27 May 1975 at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Ed Zajkowski
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126k View of the Forward Mack with it's AN/SPS-48 radar antenna along with the forward two AN/SPG-55B radar antennas taken on 27 May 1975 at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Ed Zajkowski
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Antwerp, Belgium, 31 March 1984 - A starboard bow view of the guided-missile cruiser USS Harry E. Yarnell (CG 17). Note the Terrier/Standard-ER (extended range) missiles on the Mark-10 Mod-7 launcher (forward).

Photo #DN-SN-85-00991 by: Leo Van Ginderen.

Robert M. Cieri
Comte de Grasse
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1 February 1986 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Harry E. Yarnell (CG 17) and the destroyer USS Comte De Grasse (DD 974) moored at the destroyer and submarine piers, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia.

U.S. Navy Photo #DN-ST-88-09171 by PH2 Chris Holmes.

Robert M. Cieri
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86k Starboard bow view of the Yarnell moored in Baltimore harbor, 1988. Larry Backus
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82k Starboard quarter view of the Yarnell moored in Baltimore harbor, 1988. Larry Backus
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82k Stern view of the Yarnell moored in Baltimore harbor, 1988. Larry Backus
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Portsmouth, VA, 7 July 1988 - An overall view of the upper section of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard with a port bow view of the guided-missile cruiser USS Harry E. Yarnell (CG 17) visible on the left.

U.S. Navy photo#DN-ST-88-07993 by Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret).

Robert M. Cieri
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889k USS Harry E. Yarnell (CG 17) off Barcelona,Spain, circa 1989. Omar Rubido
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Norfolk Naval Station, Norfolk, VA, 21 JUL 1989 - Officers and crewmen man the rails aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Harry E. Yarnell (CG 17) as they wait for the arrival of three Soviet navy ships. Behind them is a Mark 10 twin missile launcher fitted with two RIM-67B Standard SM-2 ER surface-to-air missiles.

U.S. Navy Photo #DN-SN-90-05380 photo taken by JOSA Greg Your.

Bill Gonyo
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Norfolk, VA, 28 March 1991 - A port quarter view of the guided-missile cruiser USS Harry E. Yarnell (CG 17) moored at Naval Station Norfolk.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-SC-91-08217 by: Pat Jett Tombs.

Robert M. Cieri
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62k Welcome aboard booklet, circa 1993. Robert M. Cieri

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Change of Command booklet, 15 APR 1993.

Robert M. Cieri

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Norfolk, VA, 2 October 1993 - A port bow view of the guided-missile crusiers USS Biddle (CG 34) and USS Harry E. Yarnell (CG 17) nested at the destroyer and submarine pier at Naval Station Norfolk. Note that both ships have had their radar antennas removed prior to their upcoming decommissionings.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-SC-94-00029 by: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret).

Robert M. Cieri
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96k Ex-Harry E. Yarnell being scrapped in drydock at Philly at the Metro Machine facility in March 2001. Ex-Biddle is visible in background Ed Zajkowski
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95k Ex-Harry E. Yarnell being scrapped in drydock at Philly at the Metro Machine facility in March 2001. Ed Zajkowski

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Nelson, Charles Earl, CAPT   02/02/1963 - 06/06/1964
Leavitt, Guy Chamberlin, CAPT   06/06/1964 - 07/20/1965
Rothermel, James Llewellyn, CAPT   07/20/1965 - 12/30/1966
Kelley, Frederick John, CAPT   12/30/1966 - 02/09/1968
Lessman, Walter George, CAPT   07/12/1969 - 07/18/1970
Bowen Jr., Alva Manly, CAPT   07/18/1970 - 07/28/1972
Duncan, Robert Dewey, CAPT   07/28/1972 - 09/07/1974
Buck, Roger Leonard., CAPT   09/07/1974 - 03/27/1976
Avrit, Richard Calvin, CAPT RADM 03/27/1976 - 12/22/1977
Spadoni, Eugene A., CAPT   12/22/1977 - 07/16/1980
Burdick Jr., Howard Fred, CAPT   07/16/1980 - 08/24/1981
Greer, Robert Eugene, CAPT   08/24/1981 - 07/29/1983
Albrecht, Carl John, CAPT   07/29/1983 - 07/12/1985
McNicholas Jr., Thomas Michael, CAPT   07/12/1985 - 06/20/1987
Shiffer Jr., William T., CAPT   06/20/1987 - 06/02/1989
Zwirschitz, Gary W., CAPT   06/02/1989 - 05/17/1991
Larson, Keith H., CAPT   05/17/1991 - 04/15/1993
Maydosz, Jeffrey, CDR   04/15/1993 - 10/29/1993

(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)


USS HARRY E. YARNELL (DLG/CG 17) History
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