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USS Josephus Daniels (CG-27)
USS Josephus Daniels CG-27
USS Josephus Daniels (CG-27)
Career (US)
Ordered: 18 May 1961
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 23 April 1962
Launched: 2 December 1963
Acquired: 4 May 1965
Commissioned: 8 May 1965
Decommissioned: 21 January 1994
Struck: 21 January 1994
Homeport: NS Norfolk, Virginia (former)
Fate: Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling
General characteristics
Displacement: 7930 tons
Length: 547 feet (166.7 m)
Beam: 55 feet (16.8 m)
Draft: 28.8 feet (8.8 m)
Speed: 30 knots (35 mph; 56 km/h)
Complement: 418 officers and men
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-48E air-search radar, AN/SPG-55B fire-control radar
Armament: one five-inch / 54-caliber gun, two three-inch (76 mm) guns, one Terrier missile launcher, six 15.5-inch (394 mm) torpedo tubes, Harpoon missiles, Phalanx CIWS

USS Josephus Daniels (DLG/CG-27) was a Belknap-class destroyer leader / cruiser. She was named for Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy during World War I. She was launched as DLG-27, a frigate, and reclassified as a Cruiser on 30 June 1975.

The contract to construct Josephus Daniels was awarded on 18 May 1961. Her keel was laid down at Bath Iron Works on 23 April 1962. She was launched on 2 December 1963, sponsored by Mrs. Robert M. Woronoff and Mrs. Clyde R. Rich Jr., granddaughters of Josephus Daniels; delivered to the navy on 4 May 1965 and commissioned on 8 May 1965.

After more than 28 years of service, Josephus Daniels was decommissioned on 21 January 1994. She was struck from the register on 21 January 1994 and laid up at James River Reserve Fleet, Fort Eustis, Virginia to be scrapped. The 'Joey D' was later dismantled by International Shipbreaking Ltd. of Brownsville, TX, with scrapping completed on 8 November 1999.

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