The USS HALSEY (CG-23), a Leahy class cruiser, was commissioned on 20 JUL 1963. USS HALSEY served her country for 30 years, 6 months and 8 days, until decommissioned on 28 JAN 1994.
The USS HALSEY (CG-23) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:
CG-23 General Specifications
Class: Leahy class cruiser
Named for: William Halsey
Complement: 400 Officers and Enlisted
Displacement: 7903 tons
Length: 533 feet
Beam: 53 feet
Flank Speed: 32 knots
Range: 8 000 Nautical Miles
Final Disposition:Scrapped 2003
USS HALSEY (CG-23)
Halsey (DLG-23), a guided missile frigate, launched 15 January 1962 at San
Francisco Naval Shipyard; sponsored by Mrs. Margaret Denham and Miss Jane Halsey, granddaughters of the
late Fleet Admiral; commissioned 20 July 1963, Captain H. H. Anderson, USN, in command. The ceremonies included a
eulogy by Fleet Admiral Chester
W. Nimitz, USN, on Fleet Admiral Halsey's illustrious
Halsey departed San Francisco on 25 November 1963 for Dabob Bay and Carr Island to conduct ASW system
tests and acoustical noise surveys until 7 December. She arrived at her home port of San Diego on
Halsey was assigned to Destroyer Squadron 7, Destroyer Division 71 on 13 December, and participated
in a special sea power demonstration for the
Secretary of the Navy, acting as screen commander from 15-18 December.
She conducted her weapons qualification
trials from 15 January 1964 to 14 February, and fired her first missiles on the Pacific Missile Range on 10 February 1964.
a shakedown cruise from 16 March to 1 May, she returned to the San Francisco Naval Shipyard on
1964; and concluded her post-shakedown on 17 July 1964.
her first years of active service, Halsey experimented with a unique
system of internal organization combining all the aspects of the weapons systems and CIC
under a combat officer; and
separate hull and communications administration
1966 Halsey was assigned to Destroyer Squadron 7, Destroyer Division 71,
in the Pacific Fleet. On 2 July she left San Diego for Subic Bay, Philippines. By August
she was conducting air-sea rescue
and ASW operations in the South China Sea.
During this period Halsey rescued some 16 airmen in two cruises in the Gulf of Tonkin. On 5 December the frigate departed Yokasuka, Japan,
for the West Coast, arriving San Diego
first quarter of 1967 was spent in training cruises off the West Coast. On ]0
April Halsey left San Diego for an overhaul period at San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard that continued into
August. By September Halsey was again involved in further exercises testing her vital capabilities.
[Note: The above USS HALSEY (CG-23) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS HALSEY (CG-23), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]