Talk:USS William H. Standley (CG-32)
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I really didn't think that anyone would contest the change I made, changing the definition of the hull designation of DLG from "Frigate" to "Destroyer Leader", but here we are.
If you go to the U.S. Navy's website  and search for "DLG", you will find a series of articles in which DLG is either defined as "guided missile destroyer" or guided missile destroyer leader". There are only two pages that define DLG as "guided missile frigate" and one is a copy of the other.
In addition, no one I know that ever served aboard a DLG (while it was a DLG) would have called their ship a "frigate".
The only reference to them being Frigates in the Navy.mil website is on a handful of ship histories, but not all of them.
I don't know who called them "frigates" but the Navy doesn't (and didn't) and the sailors that served on them don't (and didn't.)
I also would like to call your attention to the USS Norfolk (DL-1), the USS Mitscher (DL-2), the USS John S. McCain (DL-3), the USS Willis A. Lee (DL-4), and the USS Wilkinson (DL-5). If a DL is a Destroyer Leader, why isn't a DLG a Guided Missile Destroyer Leader?
-TCav 02:04, 6 July 2007 (UTC)