From the “Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships,” (1968) Vol. 3, pp.569-570.


DLG-29 Displacement: 7,900 t. (full load) Length: 547’ Beam: 54’9” Draft: 14’9” Speed: 30+ k. Complement: 418 Armament: 1 5"; 1 Terrier SAM launcher; ASROC; DASH drone helicopter Class: BELKNAP

The third JOUETT (DLG-29) was laid down 25 September 1962 by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.; launched 30 June 1964; sponsored by Mrs. S. J. Ervin, Jr., wife of the Senator from North Carolina; and commissioned 3 December 1966, Captain Robert S. Hayes in command.

Carrying the most modern antisubmarine detection and missile warfare gear, JOUETT joins the fleet as a ready defender of freedom. Her motto, "Eternal Vigilance," serves as a reminder of the ship's mission in war and peace.

Upon completion of fitting out in February of 1967, JOUETT was assigned to Cruiser-Destroyer Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and operated out of her home Port, San Diego.

[Reclassified as a guided missile cruiser, CG-29, on 30 June 1975, JOUETT was decommissioned and stricken from the Navy Register on 28 January 1994 at San Diego. Transferred 30 March the same year to the Maritime Administration, she was laid up at the Suisun Bay, CA. reserve. K. Jack Bauer and Stephen S. Roberts, “Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1990,” p.215. Naval Institute “Proceedings,” May 1995, p.217,218,219.]

Transcribed by Michael Hansen mhansen2@attbi.com