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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
MAR 1943 - Keel Date: 6 MAR 1943
at Cramp Shipbuilding Co.
AUG 1944 - Launch Date: 27 AUG 1944
JUN 1945 - Commissioned: 17 JUN 1945
JAN 1960 - OCT 1961 med.
JUN 1960 - JUN 1960 Recommisioning as CLG-4
FEB 1961 - SEP 1961 Mediterranean
OCT 1962 - NOV 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
OCT 1962 - NOV 1962 Guantanamo Bay
MAY 1963 - DEC 1963 Mediterranean
JUN 1964 - JUL 1964 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUN 1964 - JUL 1964 North Atlantic - Midshipmen Cruise
DEC 1964 - JUN 1965 Mediterranean
JAN 1967 - JUN 1968 Mediterranean
JUN 1967 - DEC 1970 Mediterranean
OCT 1969 - OCT 1970 Mediterranean
OCT 1969 - OCT 1970 Mediterranean
NOV 1971 - MAY 1972 Mediterranean
AUG 1972 - OCT 1972 Strong Express - North Atlantic
JAN 1973 - JAN 1974 Mediterranean
AUG 1973 - AUG 1975 Mediterranean
JUN 1975 - JUN 1975 Re-Opening of the Suez Canal 05-06 June 1975
AUG 1975 - SEP 1975 Mediterranean-Lebanon
NOV 1976 - NOV 1976 Decommisioning

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.