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USS DALE (DLG/CG 19)

Image courtesy of Al Grazevich


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Echo - Romeo - Whiskey


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 06 SEP 1960 by New York Shipbuilding Corp.
Launched 28 JUL 1962
Commissioned 23 NOV 1963
Decommissioned 11/10/1970
Recommissioned 12/11/1971
Reclassified CG 19 on 30 JUN 1975
Decommissioned 27 SEP 1994
Stricken 27 SEP 1994
Fate Sunk as target 06 APR 2000
037° 35' 59.0" North
070° 45' 04.0" West
2150 Fathoms


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Dale
04011900
65k Richard Dale was born 6 November 1756 in Norfolk, VA. He was appointed a midshipman in the Continental Navy in 1776, serving in the brig Lexington. After a voyage to the West Indies in Lexington, Dale now rated a master's mate, sailed in that brig from Baltimore on 27 February 1777. The Lexington captured two small British ships before joining the Reprisal and Dolphin at the mouth of of the Loire River. On 28 April 1777 the squadron entered the Irish Channel from the south and after passing through the north channel, reached the Irish Sea off the port of Glasgow and Greenock, being in position to intercept both coastal and inter-ocean commerce. Two brigs and two sloops were taken north of Ireland and fourteen additional captures were made in the Irish Sea. Lexington was captured by the British cutter Alert on 19 September 1777 and her officers and crew were committed to Mill Prison. Dale made good his escape and reached L'Orient, France where the Bon Homme Richard was being fitted for sea by Captain John Paul Jones. Selected by that discerning commander as First Lieutenant , he took part in the memorable cruise that Culminated in the brilliant sea fight off Flamborough Head, England on 23 September 1779. Being in charge of the gun-deck and second in command of the Bon Homme Richard, Dale was the first to board HMS Serapis (44) when she struck her colors, and not until after he had taken possession of her did he discover that he had been severely wounded. He later cruised with John Paul Jones in the frigate Alliance and Ariel, then became First Lieutenant on the frigate Trumbull. He was wounded in that ship's engagement with the British ship Iris. Dale's last sea service during the Revolution was during 1781-82, in the privateer Queen of France, first as mate and afterward as captain, making se veral British captures. Dale returned to the merchant service and was usually in command of East Indiamen until 1794 when he was commissioned by President Washington as one of six captains of the new Navy on 4 June 1794. After superintending the construction of a frigate in Norfolk, he obtained a furlough from the Navy in 1795 and returned to his former occupation. He sailed for Canton, China in command of the Ganges. Three years later, when war with France was threatening, Ganges was purchased by the Government. Dale took her to sea on 30 May 1798, during the Quasi-War with France, on the first cruise undertaken by a ship of the new Navy. He served during the war from 1798 to 1801, then commanded the Mediterranean Squadron in the operations against Tripoli in 1801. He was then the third ranking officer in the Navy. Richard Dale resigned from the Navy on 17 December 1802 and spent the remainder of his lifetime, a highly esteemed citizen of Philadelphia where he was often called upon to take the lead in public enterprises. He was President of the Washington Benevolent Society of Pennsylvania and during the War of 1812 served on a general committee charged with the protection of the city. Two of his sons entered the Navy: Richard, who was killed in action and John M. who died in the service. Commodore Richard Dale died on 26 February 1826 in Philadelphia. Robert M. Cieri

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Ready for launching, at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 27 July 1962. She was launched the next day.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center - #NH 98150.

Fred Weiss/USNHC
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USS Dale (DLG 19) Slides down the ways at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, following christening, 28 July 1962.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center - #NH 98152.

USNHC
Dale
04011917
100k Commissioning Booklet, 23 NOV 1963. Robert M. Cieri

Dale 122k At anchor port view. USN
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USS Dale (DLG 19) launching a Terrier guided missile, while steaming off Point Mugu, California, in April 1964.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph - #K-29715.

Fred Weiss/National Archives
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USS Dale (DLG 19) Underway in the Yellow Sea, 27 April 1969. Photographed by PH1 J.E. Penner, of USS Enterprise (CVAN 65).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center - #NH 98142.

USNHC
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USS Dale (DLG 19) Off Bath, Maine, following her anti-air warfare modernization, 5 October 1971.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center - #NH 98143.

Fred Weiss/USNHC
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USS Dale (DLG 19) Off Bath, Maine, following her anti-air warfare modernization, 5 October 1971.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center - #NH 98145.

Fred Weiss/USNHC
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USS Dale (DLG 19) Off Bath, Maine, on 5 October 1971, following her anti-air warfare modernization. Bath Iron Works shipyard is at left.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center - #NH 98146.

Fred Weiss/USNHC
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USS Dale (DLG 19) Underway off Bath, Maine, following her anti-air warfare modernization, 6 October 1971.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center - #NH 98144.

Fred Weiss
Dale 118k USS Dale (DLG 19) Underway in the Caribbean Sea, July 1972. Official U.S. Navy Photograph - #K-94987. USNHC
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At Barcelona, Spain, in the summer of 1973. From left to right: the guided missile destroyer leader/frigate (later cruiser) USS Dale (DLG 19); the guided missile destroyers USS Conyngham (DDG 17) and USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG 23), the destroyer escort (later frigate) USS Elmer Montgomery (DE 1082), and the destroyers USS Glennon (DD 840) and USS Sarsfield (DD 837).

Photo by Isidoro Cenera.

Fabio Peņa
Dale
04011919
64k Welcome Aboard booklet, circa 1974. Robert M. Cieri

Dale
04011923
1mb 07 January 1975 off of Philadelphia, PA Ed Zajkowski
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USS Dale (DLG 19) Underway off Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, 5 June 1975.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph - #KN-23732.

USNHC
Dale
04011920
134k 4 November 1975. The Eastern Mediterranean, Gulf of As - Sallum ( near Egypt ). The USS Dale passes by the Soviet ship Krasny Krim ( Kashin class DDG). Eugene Ivkin
Dale
04011921
222k 4 November 1975. The Eastern Mediterranean, Gulf of As - Sallum ( near Egypt ). The USS Dale passes by the Soviet ship Krasny Krim ( Kashin class DDG). Eugene Ivkin
Dale
04011922
135k 4 November 1975. The Eastern Mediterranean, Gulf of As - Sallum ( near Egypt ). The USS Dale passes by the Soviet ship Krasny Krim ( Kashin class DDG). Eugene Ivkin
Dale 79k Seen here in Toulon France, February, 1976. © Richard Leonhardt
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USS Dale (CG-19) Anchored in New York Harbor, dressed with flags and manning her her rails in recognition of Independence Day, 4 July 1976. Dale was one of the ships present for the U.S. Bicentennial International Naval Review and Operation Sail. Photographed by PHAN Gaudreau.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center - #NH 98147.

USNHC
Dale
04011918
96k Welcome Aboard booklet, circa 1983. Robert M. Cieri

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USS Dale (CG-19) Underway at sea, during the 1980s or early 1990s.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center - #NH 98148-KN.

Fred Weiss/USNHC
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USS Dale (CG-19) Steaming off shore, during the 1980s or early 1990s.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center - #NH 98149-KN.

Fred Weiss/USNHC
Dale 79k Starboard side view, late 1980's or early 1990's. USN

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Crutchfield, Robert Rennolds, CAPT RADM 11/23/1963 - 12/12/1964
Lundy, Robert Thomas, CAPT   12/12/1964 - 01/27/1966
Webster, David Andre, CAPT RADM 01/27/1966 - 08/13/1967
Simcox, William Arthur, CAPT   08/13/1967 - 02/02/1969
Linville, James Calder, CAPT   02/02/1969 - 07/15/1970
McCabe Jr., Robert Emmett, CAPT   07/15/1970 - 11/10/1970
Decommissioned   11/10/1970 - 12/11/1971
Crumpton Jr., John Rives, CAPT   12/11/1971 - 06/30/1973
Hamm Jr., Warren Clement, CAPT RADM 06/30/1973 - 08/04/1975
Jones Jr., Samuel Oather., CAPT   08/04/1975 - 08/25/1975
Sebring, Leland Hart, CAPT   08/25/1975 - 11/24/1977
Butts, Richard Franklin, CAPT RADM 11/24/1977 - 10/08/1980
Rodgers, John Michael, CAPT   10/08/1980 - 06/10/1983
Turpin Jr., Thomas Jefferson, CAPT   06/10/1983 - 06/06/1985
Lane Jr., Glynn Quinton, CAPT   06/06/1985 - 05/27/1987
Pattarozzi, Norman Joseph, CAPT   05/27/1987 - 08/19/1989
Jarecki, Stephen Allen, CAPT   08/19/1989 - 07/24/1991
Lauzon, Gilbert P., CAPT   07/24/1991 - 03/26/1993
Pic, John E., CAPT   03/26/1993 - 09/22/1994

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


USS DALE (DLG/CG 19) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Contact Name: Mike Pensinger
Address: 2424 Sewells Point Road, Norfolk, VA 23513
Phone: 757-858-1170
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