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U.S.S. 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
SEP1960-Keel Date: 6 SEP 1960
JUN1962-Launch Date: 28 JUN 1962
JAN1963-JAN1966Middle Pacific
NOV1963-Commissioned: 23 NOV 1963
JAN1965-JUL1965West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1965-JUL1965Operation dragon fly
APR1966-SEP1966West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1967-JUL1967West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1967-MAY1968West Pac
MAR1969-Shellback Initiation - 14 MAR 1969 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1969-JAN1970West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1969-Shellback Initiation - 5 AUG 1969 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1970-JUN1970West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1973-DEC1973Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
AUG1973-DEC1973Mediterranean
DEC1973-MAR1974Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
DEC1973-MAY1974North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
APR1975-DEC1975Mediterranean
SEP1975-NOV1975middle east crisis
OCT1975-MAY1976Mediterranean
JAN1977-DEC1981North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAR1980-AUG1980Mediterranean
MAY1981-JUL1981Dry Dock
DEC1982-JUN1983North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
DEC1982-JUN1983Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
FEB1983-Shellback Initiation - 26 FEB 1983 - Indian Ocean
APR1983-Shellback Initiation - 12 APR 1983 - Indian Ocean
APR1983- Shellback Initiation - 12 APR 1983 - Indian Ocean
MAR1986-APR1986Operation Eldorado Canyon
APR1989-NOV1989Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL1989-Shellback Initiation - 12 JUL 1989 - Indian Ocean
JAN1991-DEC1991Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL1993-Shellback Initiation - 4 JUL 1993 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1993-MAY1994Operation Sharp Guard (NATO support of former Yugoslavia)
MAY1994-JUN1994Panama Canal
SEP1994-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]