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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 26 AUG 1960 by San Francisco Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, CA.
Launched 15 JAN 1962
Commissioned 20 JUL 1963
Reclassified CG 23 on 30 JUN 1975
Decommissioned 28 JAN 1994
Stricken 28 JAN 1994
Fate Sold for scrap. Scrapping completed 30 NOV 2003.
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Fleet Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, namesake for the ship.
National Archives Photo #80-G-416888
|Robert M. Cieri|
|1m||Halsey after her launching on 15 January 1962.||Dale Hargrave|
|191k||Postal cover from Commissioning day, 20 JUL 1963.||Robert M. Cieri|
|102k||Port view, Underway.||USN|
|34k||Firing an SM-1(ER) missile from ther forward Terrier launcher.||Robert Hurst|
Port side view while underway, date and location unknown but note that she only has one forward and one aft AN/SPG-55 radar so this is probably soon after commissioning. There was a shortage of these antennas as the (then) new MK-76 MFCS equipped ships were being built due to a strike at Sperry Rand (the manufacturer) and many of these ships were commissioned with only one radar per launcher until production could catch up with demand.
Photo from the collection of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
|438k||USS Halsey during completion of her air warfare upgrade at Bath Iron Works. At the time, Halsey still only carried two of the four total AN/SPG-55B missile targeting radars it was designed to carry. Those other two were later installed not long after Halseys return to home port San Diego in 1973. The image appears to have been snapped while Halsey was underway on the Kennebec River possibly at Squirrel Point Light downriver from Bath, Maine in late 1972, possibly while still in control of Bath Iron Works.||Jeff Kettering|
|281k||Welcome Aboard booklet, circa 1973||Robert M. Cieri|
|43k||Starboard bow view while docked at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, January/February 1973. (Ensign and Jack are at half staff following the death of Harry S Truman on Dec 26, 1972, or following the death of Lyndon B. Johnson on Jan 22, 1973.)||John Clingman|
|351k||Port bow view while performing a hard starboard turn, 1975.||Robert M. Cieri|
|280k||Port bow view while underway, 19 SEP 1975.||Robert M. Cieri|
|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|
|358k||Welcome Aboard booklet, circa 1983||Robert M. Cieri|
An aerial view of USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and her battle group underway in the Pacific Ocean, 2 March 1987. The ships are, left to right, front row: frigate USS Barbey (FF 1088), guided missile cruiser USS Halsey (CG 23), frigate USS Stein (FF 1065); second row, guided missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48), combat stores ship USS Mars (AFS 1), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), ammunition ship USS Mount Hood (AE 29) and the guided missile destroyer USS Callaghan (DDG 994).
(Photo available from the Defense Visual Information Center, id.: DN-SC-87-10339.)
|Anderson, Herbert Henry, CAPT||RADM||07/20/63 - 10/07/64|
|Ringenberg, George William, CAPT||10/07/64 - 09/10/65|
|LeBourgeois, Julien Johnson, CAPT||VADM||09/10/65 - 07/06/67|
|Murtha, Vincent Lloyd, CAPT||07/06/67 - 10/14/68|
|Harper Jr., Wyatt Eugene, CAPT||10/14/68 - 12/10/69|
|Hooper Jr., James Albert, CAPT||12/10/69 - 11/04/71|
|Nolan, Joseph Dunstan, CAPT||12/16/72 - 11/22/74|
|McCauley, William Frederick, CAPT||VADM||11/22/74 - 03/18/77|
|Hostettler, Stephen John Jay, CAPT||RADM||03/18/77 - 05/19/79|
|Tarbuck, Richard Ray, CAPT||05/19/79 - 05/12/81|
|Wyatt, Richard Lee, CAPT||05/12/81 - 05/27/83|
|Moses, Paul Davis, CAPT||RADM||05/27/83 - 08/29/85|
|Conley, Dennis Ronald, CAPT||RADM||08/29/85 - 01/08/88|
|Pacek, Robert Dennis, CAPT||01/08/88 - 09/13/89|
|Klein III, George Adam, CAPT||09/13/89 - 04/02/92|
|Amborn, Lloyd P., CAPT||04/02/92 - 01/28/94|
(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)
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.
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