USS Long Beach CGGN-9: Guided missile cruiser and world's first nuclear-powered surface combatant. Learn about the amazing history of this formidable naval vessel and join in with former shipmates to read of their sea stories and what life was really like aboard the Gray Lady in our groups and forum; from the bridge down to the nuclear reactors in engineering - and it's all 100% FREE - NO subscription fees!
02 Dec 1957 Laid Down 14 Jul 1959 Launched 09 Sep 1961 Commissioned 02 Jul 1994 Deactivated 01 May 1995 Decommissioned
Length: 721 ft-3 in Beam: 71 ft-6 in Draft: 30 ft-7 in Displacement: 15,540 tons Propulsion: 2 Westinghouse C1W Nuclear Reactors powering twin General Electric turbines; 80,000 shp (60 MW); 2 propellers Crew: 1,160 (Officers & Enlisted)
2 - Mk-10 Missile launchers 1 - 8-cell ASROC launcher 2 - 5 inch (127 mm)guns 2 - Mk-15 Vulcan-Phalanx 20mm CIWS 2 - Triple 12.75 inch tubes for Mk 44/46 ASW torpedoes 8 - Launchers for Harpoon missiles 2 - Launchers for 8 Tomahawk cruise missiles