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USS Boston (CAG-1)

Please see below for item level images and donated collections containing photographs of USS Boston (CAG-1)

Originally classified as CA-69, USS Boston was reclassified CAG-1, 4 January 1952. In February 1952 USS Boston (CAG-1) was towed from Bremerton, Wash., to Philadelphia for conversion to a guided missile heavy cruiser by New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N. J. During conversion her after-8" turret was replaced with anti-aircraft missile launchers and she was otherwise modernized. USS Boston (CAG-1) was recommissioned 1 November 1955 and operated along the east coast and in the Caribbean conducting missile evaluations and participating in fleet exercises until departing for the Mediterranean 23 November 1956. She returned in May 1957.

USS Boston (CAG-1) was decommissioned in the early 1970s and struck from the Navy list on 1 November 1973. USS Boston (CAG-1) was sold for scrapping on 1 March 1975.

For a complete history of USS Boston (CAG-1) please see its DANFS page.