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U.S.S. JOSEPHUS DANIELS

(CG-27)

KNIGHTS OF THE NEW ERA

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The USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG-27), a Belknap-class guided missile cruiser, was commissioned on 8 MAY 1965. Built at the Bath Iron works in Bath, Maine, USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS spent her career with the Atlantic Fleet with the exception of a deployment to the Far East - Vietnam in 1970. JOSEPHUS DANIELS made an assortment of North Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean, UNITAS and Indian Ocean deployments during her career. USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS served her country for 28 years, 8 months and 13 days, until decommissioned on 21 JAN 1994. The hulk of JOSEPHUS DANIELS was scrapped in 2000.

The USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG-27) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

CG-27 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1962-Keel Date: 23 APR 1962
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
DEC1963-Launch Date: 2 DEC 1963
MAY1965-Commissioned: 8 MAY 1965
JAN1966-JAN1967Mediterranean
JAN1968-JAN1968Shellback
JAN1968-JAN1968UNITAS
JUN1968-SEP1968UNITAS
JUN1968-OCT1968UNITAS
AUG1968-Shellback Initiation - 7 AUG 1968 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1968- Shellback Initiation - 7 AUG 1968 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1969-NOV1969Guantanamo Bay
NOV1969-JUN1970West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1970-NOV1970West Pac
JAN1970-NOV1970West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1970-NOV1970West Pac
APR1970-SEP1970West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1970-OCT1970West Pac
MAY1970-Shellback Initiation - 20 MAY 1970 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1970- Shellback Initiation - 20 MAY 1970 - Indian Ocean
MAY1970- Shellback Initiation - 20 MAY 1970 - Indian Ocean
MAY1971-DEC1971Mediterranean
JAN1973-JUL1973Mediterranean
FEB1974- Shellback Initiation - 3 FEB 1974 - Indian Ocean
JUN1975-DEC1975Mediterranean
DEC1975-DEC1975Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUL1976-FEB1977Mediterranean
SEP1977-APR1978Mediterranean
OCT1978-SEP1979Regular Overhaul
JAN1979-DEC1979Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JAN1980-MAR1980Guantanamo Bay
JUN1980-Shellback Initiation - 7 JUN 1980 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL1980-DEC1980Mediterranean
MAR1981-APR1981Caribbean
JAN1982-JUL1982Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAR1982-Shellback Initiation - 6 MAR 1982 - Indian Ocean
OCT1984-Shellback Initiation - 15 OCT 1984 - Indian Ocean
NOV1984-NOV1984North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
AUG1985-AUG1985Antarctic Circle
AUG1985-AUG1985Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
DEC1985-JUN1986Mediterranean
JUN1988-JAN1989Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG1988-FEB1989Persian Gulf
JUL1990-JAN1991UNITAS
AUG1990-Shellback Initiation - 16 AUG 1990 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1990-Shellback Initiation - 3 AUG 1990 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1993-SEP1993Mediterranean
JAN1994-Decommissioned: 21 JAN 1994

CG-27 General Specifications

Complement: 418 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 7930 tons

Length: 547 feet

Beam: 55 feet

Draft: 28.8feet

Flank Speed: 30 knots



USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG-27)



Josephus Daniels was laid down 23 April 1962 by Bath Iron Works Corp. Bath Maine; launched 2 December 1963 sponsored by Mrs. Robert M. Woronoff and Mrs. Clyde R. Rich Jr. granddaughters of Josephus Daniels; and commissioned 8 May 1965 C aptain Harry A. Cummings in command.


The guided missile frigate based at Norfolk Va. cruises as a unit of Cruiser-Destroyer Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Josephus Daniels operated off the Fast Coast until departing the Virginia Capes 9 December for the Mediterranean. She operated wit h the 6th Fleet a force of peace and stability in the volatile Middle East until returning home in the spring of 1967.

[Note: The above USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG-27) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG-27) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]