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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
JUL 1961 - AUG 1961 Sea Trials
JAN 1962 - FEB 1962 North Atlantic
APR 1962 - MAR 1963 Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
AUG 1963 - DEC 1963 Mediterranean
APR 1964 - JUL 1964 Mediterranean
JUN 1964 - OCT 1964 Operation Sea Orbit
AUG 1964 Shellback Initiation - 6 AUG 1964 - Atlantic Ocean
FEB 1966 - MAR 1966 Arrived at new home port of Long Beach Ca. 3/15/66
MAR 1966 - MAR 1966 Panama Canal
NOV 1966 - JUL 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1967 - Shellback Initiation - 10 APR 1967 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1968 - NOV 1968 West Pac
MAY 1968 - NOV 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1969 - JAN 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1969 - JAN 1970 West Pac
OCT 1969 - SEP 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 16 NOV 1969 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 19 DEC 1969 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 19 DEC 1969 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1971 - NOV 1971 Regular Overhaul
MAR 1972 - DEC 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1972 - APR 1972 Combat Action Ribbon 26-April-1972
MAY 1973 - FEB 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1974 - JUN 1975 West Pac
JAN 1975 - Shellback Initiation - 25 JAN 1975 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1975 - Shellback Initiation - 25 JAN 1975 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1975 - MAY 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1975 - MAY 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1975 - APR 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1975 - MAY 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1975 - Change of homeport to San Diego California.
SEP 1975 - Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1975 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1976 - MAY 1976 Dry Dock
SEP 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 24 SEP 1976 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 24 SEP 1976 - Indian Ocean
NOV 1976 - JUL 1977 West Pac-Indian Ocean
FEB 1977 - Shellback Initiation - 17 FEB 1977 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1978 - OCT 1978 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL 1978 - OCT 1978 West Pac
JUL 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 21 JUL 1978 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1980 - JUL 1980 rescue of over 100 vietnamese refugees
JAN 1980 - JUL 1980 West Pac
FEB 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 16 FEB 1980 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1984 - AUG 1984 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUN 1984 - Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1984 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1985 - DEC 1985 Dry Dock
MAY 1986 - OCT 1986 West Pac
JAN 1987 - MAR 1987 Surge PAC
JUN 1987 - DEC 1987 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1988 - JUN 1988 RIMPAC
JAN 1989 - JAN 1990 RIMPAC
SEP 1989 - MAR 1990 Circumnavigation
JAN 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1990 - Indian Ocean
FEB 1991 - AUG 1991 west pac during gulf war
JAN 1993 - JAN 1994 Caribbean
JUN 1993 - JUN 1993 Panama Canal
OCT 1993 - FEB 1994 Caribbean

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