USS HORNE was the fifth ship in the BELKNAP - class of guided missile cruisers and the first ship in the Navy named after Admiral Frederick Joseph Horne. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on February 4, 1994, the HORNE spent the following years laid-up at Suisun Bay, Benicia, California, as part of the Reserve Fleet. On July 14, 2008, the HORNE was sunk as a target off Kauai, Hawaii, using three AGM-84 Harpoon missiles fired from aircraft from CVW-5 embarked aboard the USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63). The SINKEX was part of RIMPAC 2008.
The USS HORNE was last homeported in San Diego, Calif.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: September 20, 1961|
|Keel laid: December 12, 1962|
|Launched: October 30, 1964|
|Commissioned: April 15, 1967|
|Decommissioned: February 4, 1994|
|Builder: San Francisco Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, Ca.|
|Propulsion system:4 - 1200 psi boilers; 2 General Electric geared turbines|
|Length: 548 feet (167 meters)|
|Beam: 55 feet (16.8 meters)|
|Draft: 28,5 feet (8.7 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 8,100 tons|
|Speed: 30+ knots|
|Aircraft: one |
|Armament: two Mk 141 |
|Crew: 27 officers and 450 enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS HORNE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
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About the Ship's Name:
Frederick Joseph Horne was born 14 February 1880 in New York, N.Y., and entered the Naval Academy in 1895. As a Naval Cadet, he saw service during the Spanish-American War in BANCROFT and TEXAS, before graduating in 1899. Subsequently, he sailed in various ships during the Philippine Insurrection, served as an instructor at the Naval Academy in 1905, and filled various posts ashore and afloat until taking his first command in 1914, RAINBOW. Horne then rendered distinguished service as Naval Attache at Tokyo 1915 to 1919, and until World War II exercised command of many ships and shore installations. In 1941 he was a Vice Admiral serving on the General Board of the Navy Department, and in March 1942 he was appointed Vice Chief of Naval Operations. From 1942 until 1945 Admiral Horne had particular cognizance over matters of logistics, intelligence, and communications, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his outstanding service. He retired 1 August 1946, after over 50 years of active duty with the Navy. Admiral Horne died in San Diego, Calif., 18 October 1959.
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