From the “Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships,” (1968) Vol. 3, p.366.


DLG-30 Displacement: 7,900 t. (full load) Length: 547’ Beam: 54’9" Draft: 28’10" Speed: 30+ k. Complement: 418 Armament: 1 5"; 4 3"; 1 Terrier SAM launcher; ASROC; 8 21" torpedo tubes Class: BELKNAP

HORNE (DLG-30) was laid down 12 December 1962 by San Francisco Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, Calif.; launched 30 October 1964; sponsored by Mrs. Frederick J. Horne, widow of Admiral Horne; and commissioned 15 April 1967, Captain Stansfield Turner in command.

After shakedown, the new guided missile frigate joined the Pacific Fleet and operated out of San Diego, a major addition to American sea power.

[Reclassified as a guided missile cruiser, CG-30, on 30 June 1975, HORNE was decommissioned and stricken from the Navy Register on 4 February 1994 at San Diego. Transferred 17 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.217,219.]

Transcribed by Michael Hansen mhansen2@attbi.com