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Hull Number: DLG-22

Launch Date: 03/06/1962

Commissioned Date: 12/07/1963

Decommissioned Date: 01/21/1994

Call Sign: NLXZ

Voice Call Sign: PRAIRIE WOLF

Other Designations: CG-22

Class: LEAHY


(Data is for USS Reeves as of 1965)

Length Overall: 533'

Beam: 53'

Draft: 24' 8"

Full Load Displacement: 7,630

Fuel capacity: 497,455 gallons


Four 3″/50 caliber guns in two twin mounts
One ASROC Launcher
Two 12.75″ triple anti-submarine torpedo tubes
Two Mark 10 Mod 0 Guided Missile Launching Systems (Terrier)


23 Officers
335 Enlisted


4 Boilers
2 Allis Chalmers Turbines: 85,000 horsepower

Highest speed on trials: 32 knots

Namesake: ENGLAND


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, February 2018

The second England (DLG-22) was named to perpetuate the name England, for the ship (DE-635) that was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.


Stricken 1/21/1994.

USS ENGLAND DLG-22 Ship History

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, February 2018

The second England (DLG-22) was laid down on 4 October 1960 at San Pedro, Calif., by the Todd Shipyards Corp.; launched on 6 March 1962; sponsored by Mrs. Claire [Lucretia C.] Engel, wife of Senator Donald Engel of California; and commissioned at the Long Beach [Calif.] Naval Shipyard on 7 December 1963, Capt. William J. Caspari in command.

Reclassified as a guided-missile cruiser, CG-22, in July 1975, England was simultaneously decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 21 January 1994. She was ultimately disposed-of by dismantling.

England was awarded a Navy Unit Commendation (as DLG-22, 3 January-6 June 1966), two Meritorious Unit Commendations (one as DLG-22, 30 May-3 December 1972; one as CG-22, Desert Shield, 2 August-1 November 1990), two Navy “E” Ribbons (as CG-22, 1 January 1976-30 June 1977 and 1 January 1979-30 June 1980), one Navy Expeditionary Medal (as CG-22, Iran/Indian Ocean, 7 April-6 June 1979), two Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals (as DLG-22, for Vietnam Service, 31 January-2 March 1965 and 12-21 March 1965);  seven Vietnam Battle Stars (as DLG-22), Southwest Asia Service Medal (as CG-22, 2 August-3 November 1990), and one Humanitarian Service Medal (as CG-22, 26 July 1979).