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USS Long Beach
CGN 9 Nuclear Powered


Commissioned in 1961, the USS Long Beach was the world's first nuclear powered cruiser. The monolithic superstructure atop her otherwise graceful 721' cruiser hull makes it impossible to confuse Long Beach with any other ship. She symbolizes a time when nuclear power was in its ascendance. Along with Bainbridge and Enterprise, she became part of the first nuclear powered fleet.

Vital Statistics
USS Long Beach
CGN-9
Nuclear Powered Guided Missile Cruiser
Built: Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA
Launched: 7/14/59  Commissioned: 9/8/61
Decommissioned:
5/1/95
Displacement: 16,602 tons  Length: 721'  Width: 73'  Draft: 26'
Armament (carried at various times during her career):
1 ASROC, 1 twin Talos (52 missiles), 2 twin Terrier (120 missiles)
two 5 inch 38 calibre guns, six 12.75 inch torpedo tubes
8 Harpoon, 2 Phalanx, 2 Tomahawk
Complement: 80 officers, 1,000 enlisted

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