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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

CRUISERS

BELKNAP missile cruisers (1964 - 1967)

Belknap 1968

Sterett 1969

Belknap 1979

Josephus Daniels 1990

Belknap 1990

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
DLG26, 6/1975- CG26 Belknap Bath Iron Wks 5/2/1962 20/7/1963 7/11/1964 stricken 2/1995
DLG27, 6/1975- CG27 Josephus Daniels Bath Iron Wks 23/4/1962 2/12/1963 8/5/1965 stricken 1/1994
DLG28, 6/1975- CG28 Wainwright Bath Iron Wks 2/7/1962 25/4/1964 8/1/1966 stricken 11/1993
DLG29, 6/1975- CG29 Jouett Puget Sound N Yd, Bremerton 25/9/1962 30/6/1964 3/12/1966 stricken 1/1994
DLG30, 6/1975- CG30 Horne Mare Island N Yd, San Francisco 12/12/1962 30/10/1964 15/4/1967 stricken 2/1994
DLG31, 6/1975- CG31 Sterett Puget Sound N Yd, Bremerton 25/9/1962 30/6/1965 8/4/1967 stricken 3/1994
DLG32, 6/1975- CG32 William H. Standley Bath Iron Wks 29/7/1963 19/12/1964 9/7/1966 stricken 3/1994
DLG33, 6/1975- CG33 Fox Todd, San Pedro 15/1/1963 21/11/1964 28/5/1966 stricken 4/1994
DLG34, 6/1975- CG34 Biddle Bath Iron Wks 9/12/1963 2/7/1965 21/1/1967 stricken 11/1994
  

Displacement standard, t

5409

Displacement full, t

7890

Length, m

159.8 wl 166.8 oa

Breadth, m

16.7

Draught, m

5.50

No of shafts

2

Machinery

DLG26 - 28, 32, 34: General Electric geared steam turbines, 4 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

DLG29 - 31: De Laval geared steam turbines, 4 Combustion Engineering boilers

DLG33: De Laval geared steam turbines, 4 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

85000

Max speed, kts

32

Fuel, t

oil 1800

Endurance, nm (kts)

7100(20)

Armament

1 x 2 Terrier SAM / ASROC ASW rocket launcher (40 RIM-2, 20 RUR-5), 1 x 1 - 127/54 Mk 42, 2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 34, 2 - 533 Mk 25 TT, 2 x 3 - 324 Mk 32 TT (18), 1 DASH drone ASW helicopter

Sensors

DLG26, 27: SPS-43, SPS-48, SPS-10, 2x SPG-55, SPG-53 radars, SQS-26 sonar

DLG28 - 34: SPS-43, SPS-48, SPS-10, 2x SPG-55, SPG-53 radars, SQS-26 sonar, NTDS CCS

Complement

388

Ship project history: These ships suffered a somewhat tortured design history, originating as an attempt to produce a missile destroyer both less expensive than the Adams class and more effective in ASW, with the new SQS-26 sonar and endurance increased from under 4500nm to 6000nm; the result, even with a new austere missile system (twelve rather than forty Tartars were planned) was far more expensive than the original destroyer. Quite soon Terrier was substituted, as befitting so expensive a ship, and the existing Leahy class hull was adapted to the new design. However, its destroyer origin survived in the requirement for a single 127mm/54 rapid-fire gun. Considerable economy in design was achieved by combining the Terrier and ASROC launchers; the system mounted in these ships can accommodate up to sixty Terriers, or it can accommodate forty Terriers and up to twenty ASROCs. Increasing interest in ASW was also manifested in provision for the DASH ASW drone helicopter, and for Mk 25 torpedo tubes in the transom.

Wainwright was the first to be completed with the Naval Tactical Data System integrated into her weapon control system.

Modernizations: late 1960s, Belknap, Josephus Daniels: + NTDS CCS

1970s, all: - 2 - 533 TT

late 1970s, Belknap, Josephus Daniels, Wainwright; early 1980s, Jouett, Horne: - 1 x 2 Terrier SAM / ASROC ASW rocket launcher (40 RIM-2, 20 RUR-5), 2 x 1 - 76/50, SPS-43, SPS-48 radars; + 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM launchers (8 RGM-84), 1 x 2 Standard SM-1MR SAM / ASROC ASW rocket launcher (40 RIM-66, 20 RUR-5), SPS-48C, SPS-49 radars, Mk 36 SRBOC decoy launchers

late 1970s, William H. Standley, Fox; early 1980s, Sterett, Biddle: - 1 x 2 Terrier SAM / ASROC ASW rocket launcher (40 RIM-2, 20 RUR-5), 2 x 1 - 76/50, SPS-43, SPS-48 radars; + 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM launchers (8 RGM-84), 1 x 2 Standard SM-1MR SAM / ASROC ASW rocket launcher (40 RIM-66, 20 RUR-5), SPS-48C, SPS-40 radars, Mk 36 SRBOC decoy launchers

late 1970s, Belknap, Jouett, Biddle; early 1980s, Josephus Daniels, Wainwright, Horne, Sterett, William H. Standley, Fox: + 2 x 6 -20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx CIWS, 2x Mk 90 radars

1971-1977, all: - 1 DASH drone helicopter; + 1 SH-2D Sea Sprite ASW helicopter

1980, Belknap: -  SH-2D Sea Sprite helicopter, helicopter deck and hangar, SQS-26 sonar; + SQS-53C sonar

early 1980s, all: - 1 x 2 Standard SM-1MR SAM / ASROC ASW rocket launcher (40 RIM-66, 20 RUR-5); + 1 x 2 Standard SM-2ER SAM / ASROC ASW rocket launcher (40 RIM-67, 20 RUR-5), SLQ-32 ECM suite

late 1980s, all: - SPS-10 radar; + SPS-67 radar

7/1987, Biddle, 1989, Horne, Jouett; 1990, Fox; 1991-1993, Belknap, Josephus Daniels, Wainwright, Sterett, William H. Standley: - 1 x 2 Standard SM-2ER SAM / ASROC ASW rocket launcher (40 RIM-67, 20 RUR-5), SPS-48C radar; + 1 x 2 Standard SM-1MR SAM / ASROC ASW rocket launcher (40 RIM-66, 20 RUR-5), SPS-48E radar

Naval service: Belknap was severely damaged by collision with aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy in 22/11/1975 near Sicily and was under repair and rebuilding till May 1980.

 

Fox 9/1987

Ivan Gogin, 2015