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| 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 25 SEP 1962 by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA
Launched 30 JUN 1964
Commissioned 08 APR 1967
Reclassified CG 31 on 30 JUN 1975
Decommissioned 24 MAR 1994
Stricken 24 MAR 1994
Fate: Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benecia, CA
Dismantling contract awarded to International Shipbreaking.
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|98k||Starboard bow underway.||USN|
|146k||Memorabilia from the 24 June 1967 Dependants Cruise.||EMC(SW) Brian Kroenung|
|Port side view while at anchor in Da Nang harbor in July 1968.||Walt Loetell|
|207k||Starboard bow view taken in 1978 while steaming up the Columbia river for a port visit in Portland, Oregon during the Rose festival.||Mike Marusa|
|151k||Starboard bow view taken in 1978 while steaming up the Columbia river for a port visit in Portland, Oregon during the Rose festival.||Mike Marusa|
|72k||Port side view at anchor in Hong Kong Harbor, April 1989.||William Chiu|
|62k||Port side view at anchor in Hong Kong Harbor, April 1989.||William Chiu|
Starboard bow view of the Guided Missile Cruiser USS Sterett (CG 31) underway, 7 Sep 1990.
U S Navy Photo taken by PH1 Mike D.P. Flynn. ID: DNSC9011968.
|69k||Starboard side view, Hong Kong Harbor, Dec. 1990.||William Chiu|
|71k||Port side view at anchor in Hong Kong Harbor, Dec. 1990.||William Chiu|
|58k||Starboard side Harpoon launcher and Phalanx. Hong Kong Harbor, Dec 3, 1990.||William Chiu|
|79k||Looking aft from the bow. Hong Kong Harbor, Dec 3, 1990.||William Chiu|
|64k||Starboard side of the forward superstructure. Hong Kong Harbor, Dec 3, 1990.||William Chiu|
|61k||The Terrier launcher with T-SAM's loaded. Hong Kong Harbor, Dec 3, 1990.||William Chiu|
|60k||Forward from the helo deck, Hong Kong Harbor, Dec. 1991.||William Chiu|
|Christofferson Jr., Edward Albert, CAPT||04/08/67 - 11/29/68|
|Tyler, Claude Leonidus, CAPT||11/29/68 - 08/13/70|
|Hilton, Jack, CAPT||08/13/70 - 03/06/72|
|Reichert, Herbert Emil, CAPT||03/06/72 - 04/26/74|
|Collins, Philip Kent, CAPT||04/26/74 - 10/09/75|
|Farnham, Charles Gordon, CAPT||10/09/75 - 02/01/78|
|Donnell III, Joseph Stover, CAPT||VADM||02/01/78 - 02/06/80|
|Richardson, Daniel Charles, CAPT||RADM||02/06/80 - 02/13/82|
|Sullivan III, George Edward, CAPT||02/13/82 - 02/15/84|
|McCoy, Jimmy Hurst, CAPT||02/15/84 - 10/10/85|
|Lockett III, Joseph Louis, CAPT||10/10/85 - 08/06/86|
|Bailey, Fred Wilkin, CAPT||08/06/86 - 09/27/86|
|Genet, Richard Paul, CAPT||09/27/86 - 08/19/88|
|Plott, Barry Merrill, CAPT||08/19/88 - 09/10/90|
|Blount Jr., Thomas Edward, CAPT||09/10/90 - 12/17/92|
|Dorsey, Gordon Owen, CAPT||12/17/92 - 03/24/94|
(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)
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