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USS DALE

(CG-19)

Lean Mean CG-19

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The USS DALE (CG-19), a Leahy class cruiser, was commissioned on 23 NOV 1963. USS DALE was built as DLG-19 at New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey. After commissioning DALE steamed to the West Coast and took up duty with the Pacific Fleet, deploying to the Western Pacific fives times. DALE under went a 13 month upgrade/overhaul at the Bath Iron works and resumed duty in December 1971 with the Atlantic fleet. At first homeported in Newport, Rhode Island after overhaul, later shifted to Mayport, Florida, USS DALE sailed on a series of deployments over the next twenty three years to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and North Atlantic. DALE was re-designated CG-16 in July 1975. In 1982 DALE voyaged for the first time to Indian Ocean. USS DALE served her country for 29 years, 9 months and 4 days, until decommissioned on 27 SEP 1994. The hulk of the DALE was disposed of during a fleet exercise in April 2000.

The USS DALE (CG-19) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

CG-19 Deployments - Major Events

Add a CG-19 Shellback Initiation Add a CG-19 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1960 Keel Date: 6 SEP 1960
JUN 1962 Launch Date: 28 JUN 1962
NOV 1963 Commissioned: 23 NOV 1963
JAN 1965 - JUL 1965 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1966 - SEP 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1967 - JUL 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 14 MAR 1969 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1969 - JAN 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 5 AUG 1969 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1970 - JUN 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1973 - DEC 1973 Mediterranean
AUG 1973 - DEC 1973 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
APR 1975 - DEC 1975 Mediterranean
SEP 1975 - NOV 1975 middle east crisis
JAN 1977 - DEC 1981 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
DEC 1982 - JUN 1983 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
DEC 1982 - JUN 1983 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
APR 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 12 APR 1983 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1986 - APR 1986 Operation Eldorado Canyon
APR 1989 - NOV 1989 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 12 JUL 1989 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1991 - DEC 1991 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 1994 - JUN 1994 Panama Canal
SEP 1994 Decommissioned: 27 SEP 1994

CG-19 General Specifications

Class: Leahy class cruiser

Complement: 32 Officers and 413 Enlisted

Displacement: 8520 tons

Length: 533 feet

Beam: 55 feet

Draft: 26 feet

Range: 8 000

Final Disposition: Sunk as target January 2000



USS DALE (CG-19)



The fifth Dale (DLG-19) was laid down by New York Shipbuilding Corporation 6 September 1960; launched 28 July 1962; sponsored by Mrs. Daniel J. Flood, wife of Congressman Flood, Pennsylvania, llth District; and commissioned 23 November at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Captain Robert R. Crutchfield USN, commanding.

[Note: The above USS DALE (CG-19) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS DALE (CG-19), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]