Vintage USS Little Rock CLG 4 Wood & Metal Plaque C.1970. Military
Colorful painted metal plaque mounted onto an oak backing showing a giant man preparing to hurl a missile from his hand while standing above the military ship. The ship was classified as CLG 4 from 1960 to 1975 and this plaque is from that Vietnam war era.
Diameter – 8 1/4”. Diameter of metal part only – 6 1/8”. Thickness – approximately 1 1/4”.
Condition: It is in very good condition with no chips or cracks.
Info from the web about USS Little Rock CLG 4:
Originally built as a CLEVELAND - class light cruiser and commissioned as CL 92, the LITTLE ROCK was named after the capital city of Arkansas. Extensively converted to a light guided missile cruiser from 1957-60, LITTLE ROCK was recommissioned as CLG 4. On July 1, 1975, the ship was again reclassified CG 4. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on November 22, 1976, the LITTLE ROCK was donated to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park as a museum ship on June 1, 1977.
General Characteristics: Awarded: 1940
Keel laid: March 6, 1943
Launched: August 27, 1944
Commissioned: June 17, 1945
Decommissioned as CL 92: June 24, 1949
Commissioned as CLG 4: June 3, 1960
Decommissioned as CLG 4: November 22, 1976
Builder: Cramp Shipbuilding Co., Philadelphia, Penn.
Propulsion system: 4 - 634 psi boilers; 4 General Electric geared steam turbines
Length: 610.2 feet (186 meters)
Beam: 66.3 feet (20.2 meters)
Draft: 24.6 feet (7.5 meters)
Displacement: approx. 14,130 tons full load
Speed: 32.5 knots
Armament: three 6-inch/47 caliber guns in one triple mount, two 5-inch/38 caliber guns in one twin mount, one Mk-7 Talos missile launcher
Crew: approx. 1250
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