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Hull Number: DLG-26

Launch Date: 07/20/1963

Commissioned Date: 11/07/1964

Decommissioned Date: 03/15/1995

Other Designations: CG-26


Class: BELKNAP

BELKNAP Class


Length Overall: 547'

Beam: 54' 10"

Draft: 29' max.

Full Load Displacement: 8,150

Armament:

One 5″/54 caliber gun
Two 3″/50 caliber guns in single mounts
Two 21″ torpedo tubes
Two 12.75″ triple anti-submarine torpedo tubes
One Mark 10 Mod 0 Guided Missile Launching System (Terrier/ASROC)

Complement:

22 Officers
373 Enlisted

Propulsion:

4 Boilers
2 Turbines: 85,000 horsepower

Highest speed on trials: 31 knots

Namesake: GEORGE EUGENE BELKNAP

GEORGE EUGENE BELKNAP

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, February 2016

Born in Newport, N.H., in 1832, George Eugene Belknap was appointed a Midshipman in 1847. He commanded Canonicus during the attacks on Fort Fisher, N.C., and Hartford during the Formosa Expedition of 1867. Appointed Rear Admiral 12 February 1889, he retired 22 January 1894. Rear Admiral Belknap died at Key West, Fla., 7 April 1903.


Disposition:

Stricken 3/15/1995. Sunk as a target 9/24/1998


USS BELKNAP DLG-26 Ship History

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1981)

The second Belknap (DLG-26), later redesignated CG-26 was launched on 20 July 1963 by Bath Iron Works Corp., and commissioned on 7 November 1964. She was decommissioned on 15 February 1995 and struck from the Navy list on the same date. Belknap was disposed of in support of a fleet training exercise on 24 September 1998.