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DL Destroyer Leader Conversions - DLG DLGN to DDG CG CGN


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There is a post for DDG's but DLG's and DLGN's that where reclassified as DDG's, CG's or CGN's were orphans until now.

Here is the post for those ships. I will start off with a very short lived Classified ship the USS South Carolina, DLGN 37. commissioned in January of 1975 and reclassified in June of 1975, giving this patch a roughly 6 month life span.

 

California class USS SOUTH CAROLINA (DLGN-37) Commissioning packet and patch (Swiss Tex, same as Bearmons)

DLGN 37 USS SOUTH CAROLINA 001.jpg

DLGN 37 USS SOUTH CAROLINA 001a.jpg

DLGN 37 USS SOUTH CAROLINA 002.jpg

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The first large Destroyer Leader, originally designed as a Hunter-Killer light cruiser

 

USS NORFOLK (DL-1) In service 1953 to 1970. As with all of the new DL classes, they were also designed to be flagships of Cruiser-Destroyer groups, flotillas and squadrons, having flag staff accommodations aboard. They were also used as flagships for the NATO squadron, STANAVFORLANT and UNITAS/SEATO cruises.

 

Another version of USS NORFOLK (DL-1)

DL 1 USS NORFOLK 003.jpg

DL 1 USS NORFOLK 004.jpg

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