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USS Harry E. Yarnell (CG 17)

- formerly DLG 17 -
- decommissioned -


USS HARRY E. YARNELL was the second LEAHY-class guided missile cruiser. Reclassified as a guided missile cruiser on June 30, 1975, HARRY E. YARNELL was decommissioned and stricken from the Navy Register on October 29, 1993. Transferred to the Maritime Administration on February 15, 1994, she was laid up in the James River, Virginia, in the Reserve Fleet. Returned to the Navy on April 14, 1995, HARRY E. YARNELL was sold on February 16, 1995 to Northern Metal, New York City, for $294,692.34 for scrapping. Northern Metal was a subsidiary of N.R. Acquisition, Inc., of New York City and sub-contractors of that firm had been closed for polluting the environment. The scrapping contract was terminated in December 1996 and the ship was towed from Quonset Point, R.I., where she was being scrapped, to the Inactive Ship Facility in Philadelphia and accepted for lay-up.

General Characteristics:Keel laid: May 31, 1960
Launched: December 9, 1961
Commissioned: February 2, 1963
Decommissioned: October 29, 1993
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
Propulsion system:4 - 1200 psi boilers; 2 General Electric geared turbines
Propellers: two
Length: 535 feet (163 meters)
Beam: 53 feet (16.1 meters)
Draft: 26 feet (7.9 meters)
Displacement: approx. 7,800 tons
Speed: 30+ knots
Aircraft: none
Armament: two Mk 141 Harpoon missile launchers, two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, two Mk-10 missile launchers for Standard missiles (ER), Mk 46 torpedoes from two Mk-32 triple mounts, one Mk 16 ASROC missile launcher
Crew: 27 officers and 413 enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS HARRY E. YARNELL. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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