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USS ENGLAND (DLG/CG 22)

Image courtesy of Al Grazevich


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Lima - Xray - Zulu


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 04 OCT 1960 by Todd Shipyard, San Pedro, CA
Launched 06 MAR 1962
Commissioned 07 DEC 1963
Reclassified CG 22 on 30 JUN 1975
Decommissioned 21 JAN 1994
Stricken 21 JAN 1994
Fate Sold for scrap to International Shipbreaking LTD, Brownsville, TX. Scrapping completed 20 OCT 2004.

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England
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Ensign John C. England, USNR, (1920-1941) Who lost his life in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941, while serving on board USS Oklahoma (BB 37). USS England (DE 635) and USS England (DLG/CG 22) were named in his honor.
Courtesy of his mother, Mrs. H.B. England, 1976.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 85190.

Bill Gonyo
England 178k Stern view, Firing Terrier missile from stern launcher. USN
England 140k Starboard bow, Underway. Note "Blue" practice missiles on forward launcher. USN
England 247k Seen here in company with the USS Ranger (CVA 61), whose stern is visible at the top of the photo. USN
England
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97k Starboard side view, date and location unknown. Robert M. Cieri
England
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311k SAR operations in the Tonkin Gulf, Mar/Apr 1967 aboard the USS England (DLG 22). An SH-3 is parked on the fantail flight deck while a UH-2 picks up a traveler via sling. John Spivey
England
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49k USS England (DLG 22) and USS Saint Paul (CA 73) at Subic Bay in June 1967. ARD 22 is to the far right. Photo taken from USS Evans (DE 1023). Darryl Baker
England
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75k San Diego Naval Station during the 1980's. Shown from left to right; USS Truxtun (CG 35), USS Halsey (CG 23), and USS England (CG 22). © David Buell
England
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68k Welcome Aboard booklet, circa 1983. Robert M. Cieri
England
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Pacific Ocean, 10 January 1983- An elevated port quarter view of the guided-missile cruiser USS England (CG 22) underway.

Official Navy Photo #DN-SN-86-02387 by PH2 D. Smith, from the DOD Still Media Depository Bldg 168 Naval District Washington, D.C. 20374

Robert M. Cieri
England 72k Starboard side view from 1988. USN
England 109k 1 November 1990 -- Gulf of Oman: The frigate USS Brewton (FF 1086) follows the guided missile cruiser USS England (CG 22) as the two ships are underway during Operation Desert Shield. USN
England 27k Starboard side view in Hong Kong Harbor, Nov. 16, 1990. William Chiu
Leahy 174k USS England (CG 22) undergoing dismantlement at International Shipbreaking Limited on 15 JAN 2004. Scott Kowerduck
Leahy 174k USS Gridley (CG 21) (left) and USS England (CG 22) (right) undergoing dismantlement at International Shipbreaking Limited on 27 APR 2004. Scott Kowerduck
Leahy 86k USS England (CG 22) undergoing dismantlement at International Shipbreaking Limited. Steve Dietrich

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Caspari, William John, CAPT   12/07/63 - 12/64
Brega, Richard Edwin, CAPT   12/64 - 11/65
Sell, Leslie Hale, CAPT RADM 11/65 - 09/66
Ewing, Robert Henry, CAPT   09/66 - 02/68
Mitchell, Gary Allen, CAPT   02/68 - 05/69
Norman Jr., Oliver Legrand, CAPT   05/69 - 04/10/70
Paulis Jr., Joseph J., CAPT   06/26/71 - 10/72
Hogg, James Robert, CAPT ADM 10/28/72 - 10/05/74
Poindexter, John Marlan, CAPT VADM 10/05/74 - 04/30/76
Ammerman, Clell Neil, CAPT   04/30/76 - 05/26/78
Webster, Hugh Larimer, CAPT RADM 05/26/78 - 08/20/80
Mauz Jr., Henry Herward, CAPT ADM 08/20/80 - 10/82
Gurke, Donald Lee, CAPT   10/82 - 09/84
Dunn, Gerald Leo, CAPT   09/84 - 09/03/86
Musick III, George Meredith, CAPT   09/03/86 - 08/20/88
Van der Schroeff, Coenraad, CAPT   08/20/88 - 09/14/90
Orvis, James W., CAPT   09/14/90 - 08/08/92
Gaskin II, Peter J., CAPT   08/08/92 - 01/21/94

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


USS ENGLAND (DLG/CG 22) History
This Vessel Was Not Listed IN DANFS

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Dennis O'Brien
Address: 407 W Imperial Hwy, STE H PMB309, Brea, CA 92821-4803
Phone:
E-mail: dennis@obriens.net
Reunion Date: July 2009
Reunion Location: Seattle, WA


Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.
USS England website.

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