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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
APR 1962 - Keel Date: 23 APR 1962
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
DEC 1963 - Launch Date: 2 DEC 1963
MAY 1965 - Commissioned: 8 MAY 1965
JAN 1966 - JAN 1967 Mediterranean
JAN 1968 - JAN 1968 Shellback
JAN 1968 - JAN 1968 UNITAS
JUN 1968 - OCT 1968 UNITAS
JUN 1968 - SEP 1968 UNITAS
AUG 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 7 AUG 1968 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 7 AUG 1968 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT 1969 - NOV 1969 Guantanamo Bay
NOV 1969 - JUN 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1970 - NOV 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1970 - NOV 1970 West Pac
FEB 1970 - NOV 1970 West Pac
MAY 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 20 MAY 1970 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1970 - OCT 1970 West Pac
MAY 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 20 MAY 1970 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 20 MAY 1970 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1971 - DEC 1971 Mediterranean
JAN 1973 - JUL 1973 Mediterranean
FEB 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 3 FEB 1974 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1975 - DEC 1975 Mediterranean
DEC 1975 - DEC 1975 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUL 1976 - FEB 1977 Mediterranean
SEP 1977 - APR 1978 Mediterranean
OCT 1978 - SEP 1979 Regular Overhaul
JAN 1979 - DEC 1979 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JAN 1980 - MAR 1980 Guantanamo Bay
JUN 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 7 JUN 1980 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL 1980 - DEC 1980 Mediterranean
MAR 1981 - APR 1981 Caribbean
JAN 1982 - JUL 1982 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAR 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 6 MAR 1982 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1984 - Shellback Initiation - 15 OCT 1984 - Indian Ocean
NOV 1984 - NOV 1984 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
AUG 1985 - AUG 1985 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
AUG 1985 - AUG 1985 Antarctic Circle
DEC 1985 - JUN 1986 Mediterranean
AUG 1988 - FEB 1989 Persian Gulf
JUL 1990 - JAN 1991 UNITAS
AUG 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 3 AUG 1990 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 16 AUG 1990 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1993 - SEP 1993 Mediterranean
JAN 1994 - 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]