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CG-27 Josephus Daniels

Josephus Daniels was laid down 23 April 1962 by Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine; launched 2 December 1963, sponsored by Mrs. Robert M. Woronoff and Mrs. Clyde R. Rich Jr., granddaughters of Josephus Daniels; and commissioned 8 May 1965, Captain Harry A. Cummings in command.

The guided missile frigate, based at Norfolk, Va., cruises as a unit of Cruiser-Destroyer Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Josephus Daniels operated off the Fast Coast until departing the Virginia Capes 9 December for the Mediterranean. She operated with the 6th Fleet, a force of peace and stability in the volatile Middle East, until returning home in the spring of 1967.

Stricken 21 Jan 1994, to be scrapped. Laid up at James River Reserve Fleet, Fort Eustis VA.

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