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USS Horne (CG 30)

- formerly DLG 30 -
- decommissioned -
- sunk as a target -

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
Propellers: two
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 SH-2F (LAMPS 1) helicopter
Armament: two Mk 141 Harpoon missile launchers, one Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber gun, two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, one Mk-10 missile launcher for Standard missiles (ER) and ASROC, Mk 46 torpedoes from two Mk-32 triple mounts
Crew: 27 officers and 450 enlisted

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Crew List:

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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USS HORNE Cruise Books:

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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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