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

Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski
Displacement 7,400 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.

Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2)
Second Row - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2) - Navy Expeditionary Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (6) - Southwest Asia Service Medal (1)
Fourth Row - Humanatarian Service Medal - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (4) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Fifth Row - Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1st Class Unit Award - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

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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 (TSAM) 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
97k Starboard side view, date and location unknown. Robert M. Cieri
116k San Diego Harbor, date unknown. BMCS Richard Miller, USN (Ret.)
104k San Diego Harbor, date unknown. BMCS Richard Miller, USN (Ret.)
311k SAR operations in the Tonkin Gulf, March/Apilr 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
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

USS England (DLG 22) departing Pearl Harbor heading for a WestPac deployment in June 1968.

U.S.Navy photo by PH3 R. Hartkopp.

John Spivey

USS England (DLG 22) Off Bath, Maine on 18 May 1971.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 106507.

Robert Hurst
636k USS Benjamin Stoddert (DDG 22), USS Long Beach (CGN 9), USS England (DLG 22) unidentified Submarine, possibly Skipjack class, at Alava Pier, Subic Bay, Philippines, December 1974. Dick Hanover
233k England being overflown by a Soviet IL-38 "May" anti-submarine patrol aircraft, 22 May 1979, location unknown. Note that she still had 3"/50 mounts port and starboard. William Stevens
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
68k Welcome Aboard booklet, circa 1983. Robert M. Cieri

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, 16 November 1990. William Chiu

Starboard bow view of the guided missile cruiser USS England (CG 22) underway, 27 February 1992.

Photograph taken by PH1 Shaw. ID:DNSC9205481

Robert Hurst
Leahy 174k USS England (CG 22) undergoing dismantlement at International Shipbreaking Limited on 15 January 2004. Scott Kowerduck
Leahy 174k USS Gridley (CG 21) (left) and USS England (CG 22) (right) undergoing dismantlement at International Shipbreaking Limited on 27 April 2004. Scott Kowerduck
Leahy 86k USS England (CG 22) undergoing dismantlement at International Shipbreaking Limited. Steve Dietrich

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Caspari, William John, CAPT     12/07/63 - 12/64
Brega, Richard Edwin, CAPT 1943   12/64 - 11/65
Sell, Leslie Hale, CAPT 1943 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 1948-A   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)

View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Dennis O'Brien
Address: 407 W Imperial Hwy, STE H PMB309, Brea, CA 92821-4803
Reunion Date:
Reunion Location:

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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