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Image courtesy of Al Grazevich

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Golf - Hotel - Xray

Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski
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 02 JUL 62 at Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, ME
Launched 25 APR 1965
Commissioned 08 JAN 1966
Redesignated CG 28 30 JUN 1975
Decommissioned 10 NOV 1993
Stricken 10 NOV 1993
Fate: Sunk as target 12 JUN 2002 near Puerto Rico

Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - Joint Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Second Row - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2) - Navy Expeditionary Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2) - Vietnam Service Medal (4) - Armed Forces Service Medal
Fourth Row - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (12) - Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Fifth Row - Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1st Class Unit Citation - NATO Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

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Wainwright 34k (Very small) USN
Wainwright 52k

Undated port side view. USS Mississippi (CGN 40) is in the background.

U.S. Navy photo.

Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
59k Port quarter view while underway in 1966, location unknown. Robert Hurst

Passing the Statue of Liberty on her way to a port visit to New York City from 10 to 13 June 1966.

US Navy Photo.

Robert M. Cieri
Wainwright 85k Atlantic, November 1966. Richard Leonhardt
139k Port side view during the ship's 3rd Vietnam War deployment to the western Pacific in late 1970 and early 1971. Robert Hurst

USS Wainwright (CG 28) underway in the Mediterranean Sea on 29 August 1975, while serving with Task Force 60.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo #NH 106511.
Robert Hurst

USS Wainwright (CG 28) at anchor firing a salute during the bicentennial observances in New York, July 1976.

USN photo.

Robert Hurst
Wainwright 74k Starboard side to, Barcelona, Spain, September 1977. Note the ship is still fitted with 3"/50 guns and SPS-43 radar. Sergio Pe?a
Wainwright 75k USS Wainwright (CG 28) outboard of USS Spruance (DD 963) at Barcelona, Spain, April 20, 1980. Both ships have stem-mounted anchors, an indication of a large bow sonar dome. Fabio Pe?a

Starboard bow view while underway on 16 Oct 1992. Wainwright is en route to the Mediterranean Sea as part of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) battle group. Note the live SM2-ER missiles on the Missile Launcher.

U.S. Navy Photo by CWO2 Kenneth H. Brewe

Robert Hurst

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Foreman, Robert Peyton, CAPT 1944   01/08/1966 - 09/08/1966
Lockee, Garette Ertel, CAPT     09/08/1966 - 04/04/1968
Johnson, Ivar Alex, CAPT     04/04/1968 - 09/10/1969
Vining, Pierre Herbert, CAPT     09/10/1969 - 07/02/1971
Watkins, Robert Wayne, CAPT   RADM 07/02/1971 - 11/30/1972
Robertson Jr., William Dixon, CAPT 1948 RADM 11/30/1972 - 07/01/1974
Ackerman, Eugene Berthold., CAPT     07/01/1974 - 07/13/1976
Berry, Richard Clayton, CAPT   RADM 07/13/1976 - 07/07/1978
McVoy, Robert Paul, CAPT     07/07/1978 - 06/20/1980
Peerenboom, William Henry, CAPT 1957   06/20/1980 - 05/21/1982
Milligan, Richard David, CAPT     05/21/1982 - 08/20/1983
Dalrymple Jr., John R., CAPT   RADM 08/20/1983 - 04/17/1985
Huchting, George Arthur, CAPT   RADM 04/17/1985 - 04/25/1987
Chandler, James F., CAPT     04/25/1987 - 04/08/1989
Newlon Jr., Arthur William, CAPT 1965   04/08/1989 - 04/26/1991
Fahey, John Michael, CAPT     04/26/1991 - 02/09/1993
Curtis, Derwood Clayiborne, CDR   VADM 02/09/1993 - 11/10/1993

(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: Manny Seligmann
Address: 609 Rotonda Circle, Rotonda West, FL 33947
Reunion Date: 26-30 September 2018
Reunion Location: Branson, MO

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 Wainwright Veterans Association.
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