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USS REEVES (DLG/CG 24)

Image courtesy of Al Grazevich


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - India - Echo - Mike


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 01 JUL 1960 by the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
Launched 12 MAY 1962
Commissioned 15 MAY 1964
Reclassified CG 24 30 JUN 1975
Decommissioned 12 NOV 1993
Stricken 12 NOV 1993
Fate: Sunk as target 31 MAY 2001
026 26 53.0 S
155 24 27.0 E
2541 Fathoms

Patch image contributed by Robert M. Cieri

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons




Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon
Second Row - Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3)
Second Row - Navy Expeditionary Service Medal (2) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (3)
Third Row - Vietnam Service Medal (3 stars) - Humanitarian Service Medal - Republic of Vietman Campaign Medal


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Size Image Description Contributed
By And/Or Copyright
Reeves
04012400
185k Admiral Joseph Mason "Bull" Reeves, namesake of USS Reeves, known as the "Father of Carrier Aviation". Robert M. Cieri
Reeves 34k (Small Image) Port view. USN
Reeves 129k Port view, underway. USN
Reeves 75k Starboard view, underway. USN
Reeves
04012425
365k Post side view while underway, date and location unknown. This would be late in her career. Note the CIWS radome showing on top of her aft deckhouse. Unknown
Reeves
04012426
157k Port quarter view while underway, date and location unknown. This would be late in her career. Note the CIWS radome showing on top of her aft deckhouse. David Buell
Reeves 66k Entering Yokosuka Japan, June 14 1966. Richard Leonhardt
Rigel
09065815
781k USS Rigel (AF 58) conducting an UNREP with USS Reeves (CG 24), with a Soviet Mod Kashin class destroyer keeping watch. Pacific Ocean, 15 March 1970. Photo taken from USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

US Navy Photographic Center photo # 1177954 by PH2 Jim Brown, USN.
DCC(SS/SW) David Johnston, USN
Reeves
04012423
69k Port side view after AAW Modernization by Bath Iron Works taken 18 August 1970. Robert M. Cieri
Reeves
04012431
952k

Preparing for unrep off the Hawaiian islands, 1971/1972.

CDR Tom Sparkman USN (Ret.)
Reeves
04012417
100k Starboard bow view, 1977, location unknown. Robert M. Cieri
Reeves
04012420
78k Welcome Aboard booklet, circa 1980. Robert M. Cieri
Reeves
04012421
101k Welcome Aboard booklet, circa 1982. Robert M. Cieri
Reeves
04012418
95k Port quarter view, 1983, location unknown. Robert M. Cieri
Reeves 172k Starboard bow view while moored in Hong Kong, some time between 1983 - 1985. Chris Ronan
Reeves 125k USS Reeves at the Pearl Harbor Deperming Pier in Feb/Mar 1984. Chris Ronan
Reeves 57k 15 OCT 1984 -- Location Unknown: An aerial starboard bow view of the Leahy Class guided missile cruiser USS Reeves (CG 24) underway. U.S. Navy Photo. Fred Weiss
Reeves
04012428
98k 05 NOV 1986 -- A port view of the guided missile cruiser USS Reeves (CG 24) en route to Quindao, China. Accompanying the ship on the visit are the guided missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) and the destroyer USS Oldendorf (DD 972). This is the first visit by US Navy (USN) ships to China in 40 years. Photo taken by PH1 Charles L. Mussi.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-ST-87-02168

Bill Gonyo
Reeves
04012427
71k

05 NOV 1986 -- A harbor tug assists the guided missile cruiser USS Reeves (CG 24) as it prepares to dock at a pier. Accompanying the ship are the guided missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) and the destroyer USS Oldendorf (DD 972). This is the first visit by US Navy (USN) ships to China in 40 years. Photo taken by PH1 Charles L. Mussi.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-ST-87-02233

Bill Gonyo
Reeves
04012429
91k 05 NOV 1986 -- Qingdao, Shanghi China: Visiting Chinese naval personnel are briefed on the deck of the guided missile cruiser USS Reeves (CG 24), near a pair of RIM-67B Standard (SM-2 ER) missiles on a Mark 10 launcher. Reeves is part of the first U.S. Navy warship contingent to visit China in 40 years. Photo taken by PHC Chet King.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-ST-90-06448

Bill Gonyo
Reeves
04012430
104k 05 NOV 1986 -- Qingdao, Shanghi China: ADM James A. Lyons Jr., Commander In Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and VADM Ma Xin Chun, Commander of the Chinese North Sea Fleet, receive honors on board the guided missile cruiser USS Reeves (CG 24), near a Mark 141 quad Harpoon RGM-84A missile canister launcher. Photo taken by PHC Chet King.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-ST-90-06450

Bill Gonyo
Reeves 57k Starboard side view at anchor, Hong Kong harbor, April 1989. USS Cochrane (DDG 21) is also visible. William Chiu
Reeves
04012413
137k During a training excercise on 30 OCT 1989 in the Indian Ocean, an F/A-18 aircraft from USS Midway (CV 41) mistakenly drops a 500-pound bomb on the deck of the USS Reeves, creating a five-foot hole in the bow, sparking small fires, and injuring five sailors. U.S. Navy
Reeves
04012412
137k During a training excercise on 30 OCT 1989 in the Indian Ocean, an F/A-18 aircraft from USS Midway (CV 41) mistakenly drops a 500-pound bomb on the deck of the USS Reeves, creating a five-foot hole in the bow, sparking small fires, and injuring five sailors. U.S. Navy
Reeves 79k 27 NOV 1991 -- Pacific Ocean: A starboard bow view of the guided missile cruiser USS Reeves (CG 24) underway. U.S. Navy Photo. Fred Weiss
Reeves
04012424
128k Starboard side view off of Seattle in the summer of 1992. Photo tahen from USS Cape Cod (AD-43).

Lee Noland STGC(SW)
USN (Ret.)

Reeves 73k 01 AUG 1992 - Seattle Washington: A starboard view of the guided missile cruiser USS Reeves (CG 24) underway in Elliot Bay during SeaFair `92. U.S. Navy Photo. Fred Weiss
Reeves 59k 01 AUG 1992 - Seattle Washington: A starboard view of the guided missile cruiser USS Reeves (CG 24) underway in Elliot Bay during SeaFair `92. U.S. Navy Photo. Fred Weiss
Reeves
04012422

73k

Welcome Aboard booklet, circa 1993. Robert M. Cieri
Reeves
04012419
115k Starboard side view while firing an SM-1ER missile from the forward launcher, 1993, location unknown. Note a missile loaded on the after launcher awaiting it's turn. Robert M. Cieri
Reeves
04012414
37k On 31 May 2001 the guided missle cruiser Reeves (CG 24) becomes a target for bombs dropped by Royal Australian Airforce F-111s, missiles from U.S. Naval warships and shells from Royal Australian Naval vessels as part of a HULKEX off the coast of Queensland, Australia This was the final military activity in the month-long, combined Australian and United States Exercise Tandem Thrust 2001. The Reeves sank below the surface at approximately 12:30pm AEST, approximately 170 nautical miles east of Fraser Island in 12,000 ft of water. U.S. Navy
Reeves
04012415
34k On 31 May 2001 the guided missle cruiser Reeves (CG 24) becomes a target for bombs dropped by Royal Australian Airforce F-111s, missiles from U.S. Naval warships and shells from Royal Australian Naval vessels as part of a HULKEX off the coast of Queensland, Australia This was the final military activity in the month-long, combined Australian and United States Exercise Tandem Thrust 2001. The Reeves sank below the surface at approximately 12:30pm AEST, approximately 170 nautical miles east of Fraser Island in 12,000 ft of water. U.S. Navy
Reeves
04012416
39k On 31 May 2001 the guided missle cruiser Reeves (CG 24) becomes a target for bombs dropped by Royal Australian Airforce F-111s, missiles from U.S. Naval warships and shells from Royal Australian Naval vessels as part of a HULKEX off the coast of Queensland, Australia This was the final military activity in the month-long, combined Australian and United States Exercise Tandem Thrust 2001. The Reeves sank below the surface at approximately 12:30pm AEST, approximately 170 nautical miles east of Fraser Island in 12,000 ft of water. U.S. Navy

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Stevens Jr., Wynne Allan., CAPT   05/15/64 - 07/65
Wentworth Jr., Ralph Strafford., CAPT RADM 07/65 - 08/66
Hopwood, Gordon Roger, CAPT   08/66 - 02/68
Atkinson, Wilton Lee, CAPT   02/68 - 04/10/69
Mayer, William Scanlon, CAPT   08/29/70 - 05/31/72
Baggett Jr., Lee, CAPT ADM 05/31/72 - 11/22/73
Fontaine, Richard Kern, CAPT RADM 11/22/73 - 06/02/75
Dickman, Jerry Anson, CAPT   06/20/75 - 04/04/77
Chang, Ming Erh, CAPT RADM 04/04/77 - 06/16/79
Egerton, James White, CAPT   06/16/79 - 08/27/81
Smith Jr., Jerome Frost, CAPT RADM 08/27/81 - 08/27/83
Weber, James Gordon, CAPT   08/27/83 - 12/06/85
Chappell, George Charles, CAPT   12/06/85 - 11/03/87
Center, William Dillard (Wild Bill), CAPT   11/03/87 - 10/27/89
McKinley, David H., CAPT   10/27/89 - 11/26/91
Long, Peter Avard Chipman, CAPT RADM 11/26/91 - 11/12/93

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


USS REEVES (DLG/CG 24) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Supplemental History Page: Qingdao, China visit, 5 - 10 November 1986
Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Michael Robertson
Address:
Phone:
E-mail: michaelrobertson@cox.net
Date: September 24-27, 2008
Location: Crystal City (Arlington), VA


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 Reeves (DLG/CG 24) Reunion Association
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