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U.S.S. BAINBRIDGE

(CGN-25)

MOBILITY -- ENDURANCE -- VERSATILITY

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The USS BAINBRIDGE (CGN-25), a nuclear version of the Leahy class cruiser, was commissioned on 6 OCT 1962 as DLGN-25. Built by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. at Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Mass., USS BAINBRIDGE began her service career with a deployment to the Mediterranean in February 1963. another "MED" followed in 1964 that extended into Operation Sea Orbit - an around the world crusie with USS Enterprise and USS Long Beach. In June 1966 BAINBRIDGE shifted her homeport to Long Beach, California and began a series of Western Pacific deployments in support of the US effort in Vietnam. After nuclear refueling in 1983-85 BAINBRIDGE joined the Atlantic Fleet and finished her service career over the next thirteen years with a variety of deployments; Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and combat engagements off of Libya and Kosovo. USS BAINBRIDGE served her country for 33 years, 11 months and 7 days, until decommissioned on 13 SEP 1996. BAINBRIDGE was disposed of at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Nuclear Recycling Program in the late 1990s.

The USS BAINBRIDGE (CGN-25) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

CGN-25 Deployments - Major Events

Add a CGN-25 Shellback Initiation Add a CGN-25 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1959 - Keel Date: 5 MAY 1959
at Bethlehem Steel Corporation Hingham MA
APR 1961 - Launch Date: 15 APR 1961
OCT 1962 - Commissioned: 6 OCT 1962
FEB 1963 - SEP 1963 Mediterranean
MAR 1964 - OCT 1964 Sea Orbit - Around the World Cruise
OCT 1965 - Shellback Initiation - 22 OCT 1965 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT 1965 - JUN 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1965 - Shellback Initiation - 7 NOV 1965 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV 1966 - JUL 1967 West Pac
JAN 1967 - JAN 1967 Commisioning
MAR 1967 - Shellback Initiation - 21 MAR 1967 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1967 - DEC 1968 Refuelling
JAN 1969 - JUN 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 14 MAR 1969 - Indian Ocean
APR 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 21 APR 1970 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1970 - OCT 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1971 - NOV 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1971 - JUL 1971 Korea (Special Operation)
SEP 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 22 SEP 1971 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1972 - MAY 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1973 - JAN 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1973 - MAR 1974 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 18 JAN 1974 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1978 - JUL 1978 West Pac
APR 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 2 APR 1978 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1982 - MAY 1983 West Pac-Indian Ocean
NOV 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 20 NOV 1982 - Indian Ocean
AUG 1986 - MAR 1987 Mediterranean
AUG 1988 - FEB 1989 Mediterranean
OCT 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 2 OCT 1990 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 2 OCT 1990 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1991 - DEC 1991 Desert Storm
JAN 1991 - DEC 1991 Desert Shield
SEP 1991 - APR 1992 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 10 FEB 1992 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1992 - JUL 1992 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
FEB 1994 - SEP 1994 Mediterranean
SEP 1996 - Decommissioned: 13 SEP 1996
JUN 1997 - FEB 1998 Desert Storm

CGN-25 General Specifications

Class: Leahy class cruiser

Named for: William Bainbridge

Complement: 475 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 9100 tons

Length: 564 feet

Beam: 57 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 34 knots

Final Disposition: Recycled 30 October 1999