USS California (CGN-36)

Originally California Class DLGN

re-designated California Class CGN

Displacement 9,561 Tons, Dimensions, 596' (oa) x 61' x 31' 6" (Max)
Armament 2 Standard SAM 1x2, (80 Missiles) 2 x 5"/54RF, ASROC (24 Missiles) 4 x12.75" TT.
Machinery, 60,000 shaft horsepower; 2 G.E. Reactors (D2G), Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30+ Knots
Crew 540.
Keel laid on Jun 13, 1968 at Newport News Shipyard, Newport News, VA
Launched Sep 22, 1971
Commissioned Feb 16, 1974
Decommissioned  Jul 09, 1999
Stricken Jul 09, 1999
Recycled at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, May 12, 2000
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My Duties with USS California
Mar 1988 - Jun 1993

In Nov '90 I returned from TAD assignment to USS California (CGN-36) which was still in overhaul at Puget Sound Naval shipyard, Bremerton, WA.  I resumed duties as the Navigation Leading Petty Officer.

Sept 1991 I was advanced and initiated as QMC. (I ranked 4th in the fleet.) I was pinned with anchors passed to me from my dear friend, QMC Burris and on my cover I wore the anchor passed to me from my wife's Grandfather, MMC Donald Davisson, who served in WWI.

In 1992 California left overhaul and spent most of her time performing exercises in SoCal testing the many systems upgrades.

Jun 1993 I was transferred to FTC San Diego for instructor duty.

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