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USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (DLG/CG 27)

Image courtesy of Al Grazevich


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Juliet - Zulu - Kilo


Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski
CLASS - BELKNAP
Displacement 8,957 Tons, Dimensions, 547' (oa) x 54' 10" x 29' (Max)
Armament 1 Terrier/ASROC (60 Missiles) 1 x 5"/54RF, 2 x 3"/50, 6 x12.75" TT.
Machinery, 85,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 34 Knots, Crew 400.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 23 APR 1962 by Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME
Launched 02 DEC 1963
Commissioned 08 MAY 1965
Reclassified CG 27 on 30 JUN 1975
Decommissioned 22 JAN 1994
Stricken 22 JAN 1994
Fate Sold for scrap to International Shipbreaking LTD, Brownsville, TX. Scrapping completed 08 NOV 1999.

Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski

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Josephus Daniels
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87k Josephus Daniels was born 18 May 1862 in Washington, N.C. As editor and publisher of the Raleigh, N.C., News and Observer, he became a major editorial voice in the South. He was appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Wilson in 1913. A number of his naval reforms included abolishing the officer's wine mess, the introduction of women into the service, and establishment of service schools on board ships and stations. He evinced great interest in the common man, favoring promotion from the ranks and inaugurating the practice of making 100 sailors from the fleet eligible for entrance into the Naval Academy annually. Under his leadership, the Navy expanded greatly and fought effectively in World War I. He resigned as head of the Navy Department in 1921, returning to his job as editor and publisher of the News and Observer until his appointment as Ambassador to Mexico from 1933 to 1942. After furthering President Roosevelt's "Good Neighbor" policy with Mexico, he devoted the remainder of his life to editing and the writing of a number of books, including Our Navy at War and Life of Woodrow Wilson. He died at Raleigh 15 January 1948. Bill Gonyo
Josephus Daniels
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187k Photo caption: "(NY8-JAN.20)--THE NEW NAVY--The USS Josephus Daniels, a destroyer leader missile ship shown at the time of her launching at Bath, Maine, serves as the flagship of Destroyer squadron 26. The ships in this squadron are nicknamed the Mod Squad due to the younger-than-usual Naval officers who serve in the unit. (AP Wirephoto) (See AP AAA Wire Story) pm51455fls) 72 (EDS: THIS IS A 1963 PHOTO)" Tommy Trampp
Belknap 398k USS Josephus Daniels and USS Belknap under construction at Bath Iron Works in 1964. Official © Bath Iron Works Image
Josephus Daniels
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135k Sea trials, date unknown, off Bath, Maine. Robert Hurst
Josephus Daniels
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145k Commissioning invitation, 08 May 1965. Bill Shaw
Josephus Daniels 28k (Very Small) Port bow view. USN
Josephus Daniels 128k Port Quarter, View from the waterline. USN
Josephus Daniels 100k Seen here at Boston Naval Shipyard, June 1965. Richard Leonhardt.
Josephus Daniels
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Port bow view while underway in 1965, location unknown.

U.S. Navy photo.

Robert Hurst
Josephus Daniels
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177k USS Oklahoma City (CLG 5) conduction a highline transfer with the USS Josephus Daniels (DLG 27) in the South China Sea during 1970. Taken from the USS Bausell (DD 845}. STGC Lee Noland, USN (Ret.)
Josephus Daniels
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169k 30 September 30, 1975, Eastern part of the Mediterranian Sea, Kithira Strait. The USS Josephus Daniels lies at anchor with the Kennedy`s Battle Group after DEEP EXPRESS - 75 naval exercise. View from the Soviet Kashin class DDG Krasny Krim. Eugene Ivkin
Josephus Daniels
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285k 29 July 1976, Western part of the Mediterranean Sea. The shot of USS Josephus Daniels as she shadowed the Kiev`s Battle Group formation . View from the Soviet Kashin class DDG Krasny Krim. Eugene Ivkin
Josephus Daniels
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687k 29 July 1976, Western part of the Mediterranean Sea. The shot of USS Josephus Daniels as she shadowed the Kiev`s Battle Group formation . View from the Soviet Kashin class DDG Krasny Krim. Second from left is me. Eugene Ivkin
Josephus Daniels
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57k View from the Soviet ship Krasny Krim ( Kashin class DDG) while playing "Cold War" games in the Med on 30 July 1976. Eugene Ivkin
Josephus Daniels
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56k View from the Soviet ship Krasny Krim ( Kashin class DDG) while playing "Cold War" games in the Med on 30 July 1976. Eugene Ivkin
Josephus Daniels
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57k View from the Soviet ship Krasny Krim ( Kashin class DDG) while playing "Cold War" games in the Med on 30 July 1976. Eugene Ivkin
Josephus Daniels
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54k View from the Soviet ship Krasny Krim ( Kashin class DDG) while playing "Cold War" games in the Med on 30 July 1976. Eugene Ivkin
Josephus Daniels
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49k View from the Soviet ship Krasny Krim ( Kashin class DDG) while playing "Cold War" games in the Med on 30 July 1976. Eugene Ivkin
Josephus Daniels
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59k View from the Soviet ship Krasny Krim ( Kashin class DDG) while playing "Cold War" games in the Med on 30 July 1976. Eugene Ivkin
Josephus Daniels
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198k 30 July 1976 - The Western Med. The USS Josephus Daniels as she shadowed the KIEV's Battle Group formation.
Eugene Ivkin
Josephus Daniels
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212k View from the Soviet carrier Kiev: CG 27 penetrates into formation and the Soviet DDG Krasny Krim tries to catch the leader in a race. It's hard to tell at this resolution but it appears that the Josephus Daniels MK 10 missile launcher is trained on the Kiev. Eugene Ivkin
Josephus Daniels
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170k View from the Soviet carrier Kiev: CG 27 makes it alongside the Kiev. The Krasny Krim is in the background. Eugene Ivkin
Josephus Daniels
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200k As seen from the Soviet Krivak class Frigate Svirepy. Eugene Ivkin
Josephus Daniels
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181k View from the Soviet ship Krasny Krim ( Kashin class DDG) while playing "Cold War" games in the Med on 30 July 1976. Eugene Ivkin
Josephus Daniels
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253k View from the Soviet ship Krasny Krim ( Kashin class DDG) while playing "Cold War" games in the Med on 30 July 1976. Eugene Ivkin
Josephus Daniels 94k Starboard side to, Barcelona, Spain, on March 20, 1978. Note that the ship is still fitted with 3"/50 guns and SPS-43 radar. Fabio Peña
Josephus Daniels 62k A port side view of the Guided Missile Cruiser USS Josephus Daniels (CG 27), 1978. Naval Photographic Center. EMC(SW) Brian Kroenung
Josephus Daniels
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196k Firing an SM-2 (ER) missile from the MK10 MOD 7 Missile Launcher somewhere in the Med about 1978. Taken from the USS Albany (CG 10) Clark Stone
Josephus Daniels 72k Port quarter view, Barcelona, Spain, July 18, 1981. This photo shows the ship's mid-life appearance, with SPS-49 radar on the after mack and quad Harpoon canisters replacing the original 3"/50 guns, but prior to the installation of Phalanx and SLQ-32 ECM system. Fabio Peña
Josephus Daniels 58k Starboard bow view, Barcelona, Spain, July 18, 1981. This photo shows the ship's mid-life appearance, with SPS-49 radar on the after mack and quad Harpoon canisters replacing the original 3"/50 guns, but prior to the installation of Phalanx and SLQ-32 ECM system. Fabio Peña
Josephus Daniels 62k Starboard side view, Barcelona, Spain, July 18, 1981. This photo shows the ship's mid-life appearance, with SPS-49 radar on the after mack and quad Harpoon canisters replacing the original 3"/50 guns, but prior to the installation of Phalanx and SLQ-32 ECM system. Fabio Peña
Byrd
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An aerial port view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the replenishment oiler USS Kalamazoo (AOR 6), the guided missile destroyer USS Richard D. Byrd (DDG 23) and the guided missile cruiser USS Josephus Daniels (CG 27) underway. The ships are part of Carrier Group Eight. Photo by PH1 R. Beno, February 5 1987.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-SC-87-03840

Bill Gonyo
Josephus Daniels
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54k Moored, port side, Ponta Delgada, Azores, 24 September 1988. Carlos Manuel Estrela
Josephus Daniels
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Sailors man the rails aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Josephus Daniels (CG 27) as the ship enters port during Unitas XXXI, an annual, joint exercise between the U.S. Navy and the naval forces of nine South American countries. Photo by PH1 Michael D.P. Flynn, 01 January 1990.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-ST-91-06114

Bill Gonyo
Josephus Daniels
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Sailors man the rails as officers stand beneath the TSAM's (Training Surface-to-Air Missile) on the Mark 10 launcher aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Josephus Daniels (CG 27). Photo by PH1 Michael Flynn, January 1 1990.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-ST-91-06120

Bill Gonyo
Josephus Daniels
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A Safety Observer communicates with the Missile House while the Mark 10 launcher is excercised aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Josephus Daniels (CG 27). Photo by PH1 Michael Flynn, January 1 1990. Photo by PH1 Michael Flynn, 01 January 1990.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-ST-91-06124

Bill Gonyo
Hayler
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The destroyer USS Hayler (DD 997) and the guided missile cruiser USS Josephus Daniels (CG 27) lie at anchor while visiting a port during Unitas XXXI, an annual, joint exercise between the U.S. Navy and the naval forces of nine South American countries. Photo by PH1 Michael Flynn, January 1 1990.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-ST-91-06195

Bill Gonyo
Josephus Daniels
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Torpedoman's Mate 1st Class Hans D. Defor performs maintenance on the Mark 32 torpedo tubes aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Josephus Daniels (CG 27) as the ship is underway during Unitas XXXI, an annual, joint exercise between the U.S. Navy and nine South American nations. Photo by PH1 Michael Flynn, 01 January 1990.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-ST-91-06104

Bill Gonyo
Josephus Daniels
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A starboard bow view of the guided missile cruiser USS Josephus Daniels (CG 27) underway in the Straits of Magellan during Unitas XXXI, a combined exercise involving the naval forces of the United States and nine South American nations. Photo by PH1 Michael Flynn, 01 July 1990.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-SC-92-03067

Bill Gonyo
Josephus Daniels
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LT Robert Watts mans the rails with his division aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Josephus Daniels (CG 27) after the ship passes under the Bridge of the Americas. The cruiser is one of five U.S. Navy ships taking part in Unitas XXXI, an annual, joint, a combined exercise involving the naval forces of the United States and nine South American nations. Photo by PH1 Michael Flynn, 01 July 1990.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-ST-91-06113

Bill Gonyo
Josephus Daniels
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53k These pics were taken by me on 5 June 1995 at the MARAD reserve fleet at Fort Eustice, Virginia.
The ship alongside is USS William C. Lawe (DD 763).
Ed Zajkowski
Josephus Daniels
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47k These pics were taken by me on 5 June 1995 at the MARAD reserve fleet at Fort Eustice, Virginia.
The ship alongside is USS William C. Lawe (DD 763).
Ed Zajkowski
Josephus Daniels
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57k Port side view, taken on 5 June 1995 at the MARAD reserve fleet at Fort Eustice, Virginia. Ed Zajkowski
Josephus Daniels
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57k Port bow view, taken on 5 June 1995 at the MARAD reserve fleet at Fort Eustice, Virginia. Ed Zajkowski
Josephus Daniels
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55k Starboard side view of the Bridge, taken on 5 June 1995 at the MARAD reserve fleet at Fort Eustice, Virginia. Ed Zajkowski
Josephus Daniels
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71k View from fo'c's'le looking aft, taken on 5 June 1995 at the MARAD reserve fleet at Fort Eustice, Virginia. Note that the starboard anchor chain has been removed. Ed Zajkowski
Josephus Daniels
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68k View from fo'c's'le looking aft, taken on 5 June 1995 at the MARAD reserve fleet at Fort Eustice, Virginia. The ship alongside is USS William C. Lawe (DD 763). Ed Zajkowski
Josephus Daniels
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67k View of the flight deck (with a lot of junk), taken on 5 June 1995 at the MARAD reserve fleet at Fort Eustice, Virginia. Ed Zajkowski
Josephus Daniels
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70k View of after Mack, MK 68 GFCS Director, and Helo Hanger taken on 5 June 1995 at the MARAD reserve fleet at Fort Eustice, Virginia. Ed Zajkowski
Josephus Daniels
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74k Starboard side view of both Macks taken on 5 June 1995 at the MARAD reserve fleet at Fort Eustice, Virginia. Ed Zajkowski

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Cummings, Harry Albert, CAPT   05/08/1965 - 08/1967
Cochrane, Richard Lull, CAPT   08/1967 - 02/1969
St. George, William Ross, CAPT RADM 02/1969 - 07/1970
Nagler, Gordon Richard, CAPT VADM 07/1970 - 04/1971
Butcher, Paul Donald, CDR VADM 04/1971 - 09/1972
Wages Jr., Clarence Jordan, CDR   09/1972 - 10/1973
McMahon Jr., Bernard Francis, CDR   10/1973 - 12/13/1975
Chisum, Oscar Clarke, CAPT   12/13/1975 - 01/1978
Robertson Jr., Robert Russell, CAPT   01/1978 - 06/1980
Newcomb, Zeanious Lee, CAPT   06/1980 - 04/1982
Rumney, Robert E., CAPT   04/1982 - 05/1984
Stubbs Jr., William Olan, CAPT   05/1984 - 04/1986
Gaston, Mack Charles, CAPT RADM 04/1986 - 02/1988
Lugo, Frank J., CAPT   02/1988 - 02/1990
Coleman Jr., William Arnold, CAPT   02/1990 - 05/1992
Benkert, Joseph Albert, CDR   05/1992 - 01/2219/94

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


USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (DLG/CG 27) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Randy Mink
Address: 2636 Hwy 370, Baldwyn, MS 38824
Phone: (662) 365-3601
E-mail: rkmink@hotmail.com


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 Josephus Daniels (DLG/CG-27) webpage

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