USS Halsey (CG-23)

Halsey in the Pacific, c.March, 1987. Note that her original 3" guns have been replaced by Harpoon missiles by this time. Both mounts were located on the deck, near the aft of the superstructure. US Navy photo in the collection of the US National Archives and Records Administration.

Laid Down
1960
Launched
1962
Commissioned
1963
Decommissioned
1994
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History

USS Halsey (DLG-23) was laid down on 26 August, 1960, as a Leahy-class destroyer leader. Commissioned 20 July, 1963, she spent most of the 1960s testing her capabilities with Destroyer Squadron 7, Destroyer Division 71, but had two deployments to Vietnam in 1966. Reclassified as a guided missile cruiser on 30 June, 1975, she received the new hull designation CG-23. During the 1980s, Halseys' 3" (76mm) guns were replaced with Harpoon missile launchers, but her Mk 10 Terrier surface-to-air missiles were never upgraded. She also carried a heavy anti-submarine armament, including an ASROC launcher, and six 12.75" (324mm) tubes for anti-submarine torpedoes. She was decommissioned in 1994, and sold for scrap in 2003.

Bonus Photos

Halsey's badge. Image hosted at Navsource.