USS Josephus Daniels

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USS Josephus Daniels CG-27
USS Josephus Daniels (CG-27)
United States
Name: Josephus Daniels
Namesake: Josephus Daniels
Ordered: 18 May 1961
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 23 April 1962
Launched: 2 December 1963
Sponsored by: Mrs. Robert M. Woronoff and Mrs. Clyde R. Rich Jr., granddaughters of Josephus Daniels
Acquired: 4 May 1965
Commissioned: 8 May 1965
Decommissioned: 21 January 1994
Reclassified: CG-27 30 June 1975
Struck: 21 January 1994
Homeport: NS Norfolk, Virginia (former)
Nickname(s): Joey D
Fate: Sold for scrap to International Shipbreaking LTD, Brownsville, TX. Scrapping completed 08 NOV 1999
Badge: USS Josephus Daniels CG-27 Badge.jpg
General characteristics
Class and type: Belknap-class cruiser
Displacement: 7930 tons
Length: 547 ft (167 m)
Beam: 55 ft (17 m)
Draft: 28.8 ft (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

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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