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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Foxtrot - Mike - Kilo

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 15 JAN 1963 by Todd Shipyards San Pedro Division
Launched 21 NOV 1964
Commissioned 23 MAYJUL 1966
Reclassified CG 33 on 30 JUN 1975
Decommissioned 15 APR 1994
Stricken 15 APR 1994
Fate Sold for scrap to International Shipbreaking LTD, Brownsville, TX. Scrapping completed 28 OCT 2007.

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 - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Second Row - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (4) - Navy Expeditionary Medal (2) - National Defense Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (7) - Southwest Asia Service Medal (1)
Fourth Row - Humanatarian Service Medal - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (8) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Fifth Row - Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1st Class Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

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USS Fox namesake, Gustavus Vasa Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy under President Abraham Lincoln from 1861 - 1866.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 61175.

Robert M. Cieri

Commissioning booklet, 28 May 1966.

Robert M. Cieri
Fox 116k

Undated port side view.

U.S. Navy photo.

Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
255k Underway in Long Beach, 06 June 1966, Robert M. Cieri
75k USS Sacramento (AOE 1) with USS Fox (DLG 33) coming alongside while underway in the South China Sea in 1970. Photo taken from USS Bausell (DD 845). Lee Noland STGC USN Ret. USS Bausell

One of two Kaman YSH-2E Seasprite LAMPS II-prototypes (BuNo 150169) landing on the guided missile frigate USS Fox (DLG 33) at San Diego, California, in 1971.

USN Photo from U.S. Navy Naval Aviation News June 1971.

Robert Hurst
100k USS Fox (DLG 33) Operating in the Pacific Ocean, 12 April 1971. Photographed by PH2 L.D. Adzima.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Naval Historical Center Photo #NH 98452

Robert Hurst
Fox 42k

1 June 1980 - San Diego, CA: Vice Premier Gen Biao, People`s Republic of China, and part of his delegates are given a tour of the guided missile cruiser USS Fox (CG 33). The missile in the background is a Terrier/Standard-ER Surface-to-Air Missile.

U.S. Navy Photo.

Fred Weiss
Fox 39k Early 1980's. Heavy seas in the Indian Ocean while refuling from the USS Niagara Falls (AFS 3). HS1 Steve Martin, USCG (Ret.)
Fox 121k Columbia River, Enroute Portland, 1981. Great photo. James H. Hopper III
286k Welcome Aboard booklet, Circa 1983. Robert M. Cieri
Fox 111k Seen her from the Port bow in on 10 September 1987 (caption updated by Robert Hirst). USN
113k USS Fox (CG 33) underway in the Pacific Ocean, 16 December 1988. Photographed by PH3 John Cross.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

USNHC Photograph #NH 98453-KN

Robert Hurst
194k Port bow view while undergoing overhaul in San Diego Bay, 1990. David Buell
Fox 110k

1 June 1993 - Pacific Ocean: A starboard quarter view of the guided missile cruiser USS Fox (CG 33) as the ship passes down the port side of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). An S-3B Viking aircraft of Antisubmarine Squadron 29 (VS-29) awaits launching on the carrier`s number 3 catapult.

U.S. Navy Photo.

Fred Weiss
Fox 62k

1 June 1993 - Pacific Ocean: A starboard side view of the guided missile cruiser USS Fox (CG 33) underway during a gunnery drill. The ship`s Mark 42 5 inch/54 caliber aft gunmount is shown firing to the port side.

U.S. Navy Photo .

Fred Weiss
Fox 167k

1 June 1993 - Pacific Ocean: A high oblique bow-on view of WestPac `93 Battle Group Foxtrot underway. (Left to right). The guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61), the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752), the nuclear-powered aircraft USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), and the guided missile cruiser USS Fox (CG 33).

U.S. Navy Photo.

Fred Weiss
226k Decommissioning booklet, 15 April 1994. Robert M. Cieri

The Ex-USS Fox at International Shipbreakers, Brownsville, TX on 25 October 2006.

Photo ©Michael Martin, Brownsville, TX., 2006.

Michael Martin
194k Ship's crest (CG version). Tommy Trampp

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Welander, Robert Oscar, CAPT RADM 05/28/66 - 05/28/68
Ward, Marshall Douglas, CAPT   05/28/68 - 08/14/69
Boland, Paul, CAPT   08/14/69 - 01/22/71
McCabe Jr., Robert Emmett, CAPT   01/22/71 - 03/17/72
Collins, Robert Martin, CAPT RADM 03/17/72 - 05/08/74
Weeks, Robert Eugene, CAPT   05/08/74 - 04/17/76
Kelly Jr., James Francis, CAPT   04/17/76 - 05/23/78
Steele, Robert J., CAPT RADM 05/23/78 - 03/14/80
Palmer, Leslie Nelson, CAPT RADM 03/14/80 - 04/03/82
Anderson, Donald Ralph, CAPT   04/03/82 - 09/29/84
Tobin Jr., Paul Edward, CAPT RADM 09/29/84 - 06/27/86
Mathis, William W., CAPT RADM 06/27/86 - 04/30/88
Addicott, Raymond Walter, CAPT   04/30/88 - 04/14/90
Holian, Francis Kevin, CAPT RADM 04/14/90 - 04/20/91
Peck, David L., CDR   04/20/91 - 02/13/93
McCabe III, Robert Emmett, CDR   02/13/93 - 04/15/94

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

USS FOX (DLG/CG 33) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Phil Habib
Address: 117 Elaine St., Goose creek, SC 29445
Phone: 843-569-0981

Date: June 16 - 19 2011
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 Fox website
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