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U.S.S. HALSEY

(CG-23)

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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 Deployments - Major Events

Add a CG-23 Shellback Initiation Add a CG-23 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG1960-Keel Date: 26 AUG 1960
at San Francisco Naval Shipyard
JAN1962-Launch Date: 15 JAN 1962
JUL1963-Commissioned: 20 JUL 1963
JAN1964-MAR1965Middle Pacific
JAN1965-AUG1965westpackcruie
MAY1966-DEC1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1966-DEC1966West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1968-JUL1968West Pac
JUN1969-NOV1969West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1970-APR1971West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1971- Shellback Initiation - 21 JAN 1971 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1971- Shellback Initiation - 12 NOV 1971 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1974-OCT1974westpac
JUL1975-NOV1975West Pac
JUL1976-Shellback Initiation - 7 JUL 1976 - Pacific Ocean
NOV1976-MAY1977West Pac
SEP1977-SEP1978Regular Overhaul
SEP1979-MAR1980West Pac-Indian Ocean
SEP1979-MAY1980West Pac-Indian Ocean
APR1981-SEP1981West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1981-Shellback Initiation - 14 APR 1981 - Indian Ocean
MAR1984-OCT1984wes pac 84 shellback int s china sea we were never in I.O.
MAR1984-OCT1984West Pac
MAY1984-Shellback Initiation - 16 MAY 1984 - Indian Ocean
AUG1984-Shellback Initiation - 9 AUG 1984 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1986-JUL1986West Pac
JAN1987-JUN1987Circumnavigation
JAN1987-JUN1987West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN1988- Shellback Initiation - 14 JAN 1988 - Pacific Ocean
APR1988-OCT1988West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY1991-JAN1994Desert Shield
AUG1991-APR1992West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC1991-Shellback Initiation - 10 DEC 1991 - Pacific Ocean
APR1993-OCT1993West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1993- Shellback Initiation - 21 APR 1993 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1994-Decommissioned: 28 JAN 1994

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 career.

Halsey departed San Francisco on 25 November 1963 for Dabob Bay and Carr Island to conduct ASW system alignment tests and acoustical noise surveys until 7 December. She arrived at her home port of San Diego on 11 December 1963.

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.

After a shakedown cruise from 16 March to 1 May, she returned to the San Francisco Naval Shipyard on 15 May 1964; and concluded her post-shakedown on 17 July 1964.

During 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 departments.

In 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 21 December.

The 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]