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USS BELKNAP

(CG-26)

Starbuster

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USS BELKNAP (CG-26) - a Belknap class cruiser

In Commission 1964 to 1995

CG-26 Deployments - Major Events

Add a CG-26 Shellback Initiation Add a CG-26 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1962 Keel Date: 5 FEB 1962
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
JUL 1963 Launch Date: 20 JUL 1963
NOV 1964 Commissioned: 7 NOV 1964
AUG 1967 - APR 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1969 - MAY 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 1 APR 1970 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1970 - NOV 1970 Mediterranean
SEP 1971 - MAR 1972 Mediterranean
JUN 1974 - DEC 1974 Mediterranean
JUL 1974 - OCT 1974 UNITAS
AUG 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 15 AUG 1974 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 25 AUG 1974 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1974 Shellback Initiation - 25 AUG 1974 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1974 - DEC 1974 UNITAS
AUG 1975 - Shellback Initiation - 18 AUG 1975 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV 1975 - Collision with USS Kennedy (CVA-67) - 22 November 1975
MAY 1980 - MAY 1980 Recommisioning
NOV 1981 - MAY 1982 Mediterranean
APR 1983 - NOV 1983 Mediterranean
JUN 1986 - MAY 1994 Fwd Deployment Homeport Change Gaeta Italy
MAY 1987 - OCT 1989 Mediterranean
FEB 1995 Decommissioned: 15 FEB 1995

CG-26 General Specifications

Class: Belknap class cruiser

Named for: George Belknap

Complement: 64 Officers and 546 Enlisted

Displacement: 8957 tons

Length: 547 feet

Beam: 55 feet

Flank Speed: 34 knots

Final Disposition: Sunk as a target on 24 September 1998 SINKEX



USS BELKNAP (CG-26)



USS Belknap (DLG-26/CG-26), named for Rear Admiral George Eugene Belknap USN (1832-1903), was the lead ship of her class of guided missile cruisers in the United States Navy. She laid down by the Bathwas laided down at the Bath Iron Works Corporation at Bath in Maine on 5 February 1962, launched on 20 July 1963 and commissioned on 7 November 1964. A guided missile frigate under the then-current designation system, and reclassified as CG-26 on 30 June 1975.

[Note: The above USS BELKNAP (CG-26) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS BELKNAP (CG-26), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]