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U.S.S. DES MOINES

(CA-134)

DAISY MAE

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CA-134 Deployments - Major Events

Add a CA-134 Shellback Initiation Add a CA-134 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1945 - Keel Date: 28 MAY 1945
at Bethlehem Steel Company
SEP 1946 - Launch Date: 27 SEP 1946
OCT 1946 - MAR 1947 Antartic Circle
NOV 1948 - Commissioned: 16 NOV 1948
AUG 1949 - JAN 1950 Mediterranean
FEB 1952 - Mediterranean = please enter exact dates for each cruise
SEP 1953 - Shellback Initiation - 9 SEP 1953 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP 1953 - FEB 1954 Mediterranean
FEB 1958 - JUL 1961 Mediterranean - 6th Fleet Flag Ship
SEP 1958 - SEP 1958 Lebanon
SEP 1958 - SEP 1959 Mediterranean-Lebanon
DEC 1958 - NOV 1960 Mediterranean
JAN 1959 - APR 1961 Mediterranean
DEC 1959 - DEC 1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower Visit while achored off Athens Greece
JUL 1961 - Decommissioned: 6 JUL 1961

CA-134 General Specifications

Class: Des Moines-class heavy cruiser

Named for: Des Moines

Complement: 1799 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 17000 tons

Length: 716 feet 6 inches

Beam: 76 feet 6 inches

Flank Speed: 33 knots

Range: 10 500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Broken up