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Horne (DLG-30)

(DLG-30: displacement: 6,570 tons; length: 547'; beam: 54'9"; draft: 28'10" ; speed: 30+ knots.; complement 418; armament: Twin Terrier/ASROC missile launcher, two 5-inch guns, four 3-inch guns, 8 21-inch torpedo tubes; class Belknap)

Frederick Joseph Horne was born 14 February 1880 in New York, N.Y., and entered the Naval Academy in 1895. As a Naval Cadet, he saw service during the Spanish-American War in Bancroft and Texas, before graduating in 1899. Subsequently, he sailed in various ships during the Philippine Insurrection, served as an instructor at the Naval Academy in 1905, and filled various posts ashore and afloat until taking his first command in 1914, Rainbow. Horne then rendered distinguished service as Naval Attache at Tokyo 1915 to 1919, and until World War II exercised command of many ships and shore installations. In 1941 he was a Vice Admiral serving on the General Board of the Navy Department, and in March 1942 he was appointed Vice Chief of Naval Operations. From 1942 until 1945 Admiral Horne had particular cognizance over matters of logistics, intelligence, and communications, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his outstanding service. He retired 1 August 1946, after over 50 years of active duty with the Navy. Admiral Horne died in San Diego, Calif., 18 October 1959.

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. Home, widow, and commissioned 15 April 1967, Captain Stansfield Turner in command.

After shakedown, the new guided missile destroyer joined the Pacific Fleet and operated out of San Diego.

The warship served until decommissioned 4 February 1994 and struck from the navy list that same day and towed to Suisun Bay where she remains in custody with the Inactive Ship Facility there.

Typo corrections and disposition added, waiting on new history, 11 July 2007.

Published: Mon Jul 20 09:49:26 EDT 2015