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U.S.S. 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
AUG1957-APR1958West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1962-Keel Date: 5 FEB 1962
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
JUL1963-Launch Date: 20 JUL 1963
DEC1963-AUG1965Cuban Missle Blockade
NOV1964-Commissioned: 7 NOV 1964
AUG1967-APR1968West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1969-MAY1970West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1970-Shellback Initiation - 1 APR 1970 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1970-NOV1970Mediterranean
SEP1971-MAR1972Mediterranean
MAY1973-NOV1973Mediterranean
JAN1974-MAY1974UNITAS
JAN1974-MAY1974UNITAS
JUN1974-DEC1974Mediterranean
JUL1974-OCT1974UNITAS
AUG1974-Shellback Initiation - 25 AUG 1974 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1974-DEC1974UNITAS
AUG1974-Shellback Initiation - 15 AUG 1974 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1975-Shellback Initiation - 18 AUG 1975 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV1975-Collision with USS Kennedy (CVA-67) - 22 November 1975
DEC1975-DEC1975Decommisioning
MAY1980-MAY1980Recommisioning
NOV1981-MAY1982Mediterranean
APR1983-NOV1983Mediterranean-Lebanon
APR1983-NOV1983Mediterranean
JUN1986-MAY1994Fwd Deployment Homeport Change Gaeta Italy
MAY1987-OCT1989Mediterranean
JAN1988-JAN1990Desert Shield
JAN1988-JAN1990Desert Storm
DEC1989-DEC1989Mediterranean
FEB1995-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]