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USS California (CGN-36) (formerly DLGN-36)

USS California - CGN-36

The USS California was the lead ship in the CALIFORNIA class of nuclear cruisers ordered by the United States Navy. 
[Status: Disposed of by Recycling ]

Class: CGN 36  - California Class Cruiser, Guided Missile, Nuclear

 Delivery Date: 02/07/1974 
Award Date: 06/13/1968  Age (since delivery) (At time of disposal): 26.3 years 
Keel Date: 01/23/1970  Commission Date: 02/16/1974 
Launch Date: 09/22/1971  Decommission Date: 07/09/1999 
Age (since launch)(At time of disposal) 28.7 years  Years from Commission to Decommission: 25.4 
 Stricken Date: 07/09/1999 

Awarded: June 13, 1968 
Keel laid: January 23, 1970 
Launched: September 22, 1971 
Commissioned: February 16, 1974 
Decommissioned: July 9, 1999 
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News; Va. 
Propulsion system: two D2G General Electric nuclear reactors 
Propellers: two 
Length: 597 feet (182 meters) 
Beam: 61 feet (18.6 meters) 
Draft: 31,5 feet (9.6 meters) 
Displacement: approx. 10,500 tons 
Speed: 30+ knots
Aircraft: none, but landing platform 
Armament: two Mk 141 Harpoon missile launchers, two Mk 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight guns, two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, one ASROC missile launcher, two Mk 13 missile launchers for Standard missiles (MR), Mk 46 torpedoes 
Crew: 40 officers and 544 enlisted

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