HORNE (DLG-30) was laid down 12 December 1962 by San Francisco Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, Calif.; launched 30 October 1964; sponsored by Mrs. Frederick J. Horne, widow of Admiral Horne; and commissioned 15 April 1967, Captain Stansfield Turner in command.
After shakedown, the new guided missile frigate joined the Pacific Fleet and operated out of San Diego, a major addition to American sea power.
Reclassified as a guided missile cruiser, CG-30, on 30 June 1975, HORNE was decommissioned and stricken from the Navy Register on 4 February 1994 at San Diego. Transferred 17 March the same year to the Maritime Administration, she was laid up at the Suisun Bay, CA. reserve.
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