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U.S.S. LITTLE ROCK

(CLG-4)

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The USS LITTLE ROCK (CLG-4), a Cleveland class light cruiser, was commissioned on 17 JUN 1945. USS LITTLE ROCK served her country for 31 years, 5 months and 5 days, until decommissioned on 22 NOV 1976.

The USS LITTLE ROCK (CLG-4) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

CLG-4 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR1943-Keel Date: 6 MAR 1943
at Cramp Shipbuilding Co.
AUG1944-Launch Date: 27 AUG 1944
JUN1945-Commissioned: 17 JUN 1945
JAN1960-OCT1961med.
JUN1960-JUN1960Recommisioning as CLG-4
FEB1961-SEP1961Mediterranean
OCT1962-NOV1962Guantanamo Bay
OCT1962-NOV1962Cuban Missle Blockade
MAY1963-DEC1963Mediterranean
JUN1964-JUL1964Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUN1964-JUL1964North Atlantic - Midshipmen Cruise
DEC1964-JUN1965Mediterranean
JAN1967-JUN1968Mediterranean
JUN1967-DEC1970Mediterranean
OCT1969-OCT1970Mediterranean
OCT1969-OCT1970Mediterranean
NOV1971-MAY1972Mediterranean
AUG1972-OCT1972Strong Express - North Atlantic
JAN1973-JAN1974Mediterranean
AUG1973-AUG1975Mediterranean
APR1975-JUN1976Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1975-JUN1976Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN1975-JUN1975Re-Opening of the Suez Canal 05-06 June 1975
AUG1975-SEP1975Mediterranean-Lebanon
NOV1976-NOV1976Decommisioning

CLG-4 General Specifications

Class: Cleveland class light cruiser

Complement: 1395 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 10670 tons

Length: 610 feet 1 inches

Beam: 66 feet 4 inches

Draft: 20 feet

Final Disposition: Donated to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park Buffalo New York.