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L45-33.02.06 USS Boston (CAG-1) and USS Newport News (CA-148)

Berthed together recently in Norfolk, Virginia, are the two ships that possess the most firepower on the East Coast. On the left is USS Boston (CAG-1), the world’s first guided missile cruiser, while next to her is the Flagship of COMSECONDFLEET, USS Newport News (CA-148). Between the two men-of-war, they have a main battery of five turrets, each housing three 8-inch guns. Secondary and anti-aircraft batteries are made up of twenty-two dual purpose 5-inch guns and sixteen 3-inch rapid fire guns. In addition, Boston has two Terrier missile launcher systems. Boston is commanded by Captain Archer R. Gordon. The Commanding Officer of Newport News is Captain Lindsay C. McCarty.
Title: USS Boston (CAG-1) and USS Newport News (CA-148)
Description: Berthed together recently in Norfolk, Virginia, are the two ships that possess the most firepower on the East Coast. On the left is USS Boston (CAG-1), the world’s first guided missile cruiser, while next to her is the Flagship of COMSECONDFLEET, USS Newport News (CA-148). Between the two men-of-war, they have a main battery of five turrets, each housing three 8-inch guns. Secondary and anti-aircraft batteries are made up of twenty-two dual purpose 5-inch guns and sixteen 3-inch rapid fire guns. In addition, Boston has two Terrier missile launcher systems. Boston is commanded by Captain Archer R. Gordon. The Commanding Officer of Newport News is Captain Lindsay C. McCarty. November 26, 1966.
Catalog #: L45-33.02.06
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Original Date: 2017-05-26
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