From the “Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships,” (1963) Vol. 2, p.234.


DLG-19 Displacement: 7,500 t. Length: 533’ Beam: 53’ Draft: 24’6” Speed: 34 k. Complement: 396 Armament: 4 3"; 2 twin Terrier SAM launchers; 1 ASROC; 2 triple torpedo launchers (Mk 32) Class: LEAHY

The fifth DALE (DLG-19) was laid down by New York Shipbuilding Corporation, 6 September 1960; launched 28 July 1962; sponsored by Mrs. Daniel J. Flood, wife of Congressman Flood, Pennsylvania, 11th District; and commissioned 23 November 1963 at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Captain Robert R. Crutchfield USN, commanding.

[Reclassified as a guided missile cruiser, CG-19, on 30 June 1975, DALE was decommissioned and stricken from the Navy Register on 22 September 1994. K. Jack Bauer and Stephen S. Roberts, “Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1990,” p.214. “Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World, 1995,” p.873. (A questionable source says DALE is, or was, being held at Philadelphia for use as a target.)]

Transcribed by Michael Hansen mhansen2@attbi.com