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U.S.S. LONG BEACH

(CGN-9)

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The USS LONG BEACH (CGN-9), a nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser, was commissioned on 9 SEP 1961. USS LONG BEACH served her country for 33 years, 7 months and 22 days, until decommissioned on 1 MAY 1995. USS LONG BEACH was the first nuclear powered guided missile cruiser. LONG BEACH was first assigned to the Atlantic Fleet. She deployed to the North Atlantic and Mediterranean, then circumnavigating the world with the nuclear powered USS ENTERPRISE and USS BAINBRIDGE in Operation Sea Orbit. LONG BEACH then refueled transferring to the Pacific Fleet with a homeport of Long Beach, CA. USS LONG BEACH then began a long series of Western Pacific deployments, alternating with periods of maintenance and upkeep. In late 1993 and into 1994 USS LONG BEACH performed her "twilight tour" with deployments in Central America and the Caribbean in a Counter Narcotics role. Subsequently Long Beach arrived in Norfolk, VA in May 1994 and was decommissioned in July. 1994. She awaits dismantling at PSN, Bremerton, WA along with her sister nuclear powered Cold Warriors.

The USS LONG BEACH (CGN-9) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

CGN-9 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1961-JAN1970West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1961-AUG1961Sea Trials
JAN1962-FEB1962North Atlantic
APR1962-MAR1963Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
AUG1963-DEC1963Mediterranean
APR1964-JUL1964Mediterranean
JUN1964-OCT1964Operation Sea Orbit
AUG1964-Shellback Initiation - 6 AUG 1964 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1964- Shellback Initiation - 6 AUG 1964 - Atlantic Ocean
FEB1965-MAR1965Caribbean
FEB1966-MAR1966Arrived at new home port of Long Beach Ca. 3/15/66
MAR1966-MAR1966Panama Canal
NOV1966-JUL1967West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1966-JUL1967West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1966-JUL1967West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV1966-JUL1968West Pac
APR1967-Shellback Initiation - 10 APR 1967 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1968-JAN1968West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1968-NOV1968West Pac
MAY1968-NOV1968West Pac
MAY1968-NOV1968West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1968-DEC1968West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1968-Shellback Initiation - 10 AUG 1968 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1969-JAN1970West Pac
AUG1969-JAN1970West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1969-SEP1969West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1969-SEP1970West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1969-Shellback Initiation - 16 NOV 1969 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1969-Shellback Initiation - 19 DEC 1969 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1971-NOV1971Dry Dock
JAN1971-NOV1971Regular Overhaul
MAR1972-DEC1972West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1972-APR1972Combat Action Ribbon 26-April-1972
MAY1973-FEB1974West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1974-JUN1975West Pac
DEC1974-JUN1975West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1975-Shellback Initiation - 25 JAN 1975 - Indian Ocean
JAN1975- Shellback Initiation - 4 JAN 1975 - Indian Ocean
JAN1975-Shellback Initiation - 4 JAN 1975 - Indian Ocean
MAR1975-APR1975evacuation of vietnamese refugees vung tau vietnam
MAR1975-MAY1975West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1975-MAY1975West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1975-Change of homeport to San Diego California.
SEP1975-Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1975 - Indian Ocean
JAN1976-MAY1976Dry Dock
SEP1976- Shellback Initiation - 24 SEP 1976 - Indian Ocean
SEP1976-MAR1977West Pac-Indian Ocean
SEP1976- Shellback Initiation - 24 SEP 1976 - Indian Ocean
SEP1976-Shellback Initiation - 24 SEP 1976 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1976-Shellback Initiation - 24 SEP 1976 - Indian Ocean
NOV1976-JUL1977West Pac-Indian Ocean
FEB1977-Shellback Initiation - 17 FEB 1977 - Indian Ocean
JUL1978-OCT1978West Pac
JUL1978-Shellback Initiation - 21 JUL 1978 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1978-OCT1978West Pac-Indian Ocean
JAN1980-JUL1980rescue of over 100 vietnamese refugees
JAN1980-JUL1980West Pac
FEB1980- Shellback Initiation - 16 FEB 1980 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1980-Shellback Initiation - 16 FEB 1980 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1984-AUG1984West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUN1984-Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1984 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1985-DEC1985Dry Dock
MAY1986-OCT1986West Pac
JAN1987-MAR1987Surge PAC
JUN1987-DEC1987West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1988-JUN1988RIMPAC
JAN1989-JAN1990RIMPAC
SEP1989-MAR1990Circumnavigation
JAN1990-NOV1991Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1990-Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1990 - Indian Ocean
FEB1991-AUG1991west pac during gulf war
JUN1991-JUL1991Operation Fiery Vigil
JAN1993-JAN1994Caribbean
JUN1993-JUN1993Panama Canal
OCT1993-FEB1994Caribbean

CGN-9 General Specifications