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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Belknap Class Destroyer Leader
    Keel Laid December 12 1962 - Launched October 30 1964

    Commissioned April 15 1967

  2. USS HORNE CG-30
    Reclassified Guided Missile Cruiser (CG) June 30 1975
    Decommissioned February 4 1994

    Struck from Naval Register February 4 1994
    Currently at Suisun Bay awaiting disposal

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Horne Covers Page 1    (1967-94)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image


San Francisco CA
Slogan / CDS


JonBurdett horne dlg30 19641030.jpg
JonBurdett horne dlg30 19641030 cach.jpg

Beck Cachet


Locy Type
FDC 2(n+)


JonBurdett horne dlg30 19670415r pm.jpg
JonBurdett horne dlg30 19670415.jpg

As DLG-30
First Day in Commission


Locy Type
2(n+) (USS)


JonBurdett horne dlg30 19691229 pm.jpg
JonBurdett horne dlg30 19691229.jpg

As DLG-30


Locy Type
2t(nu) (DLG,USS)


JonBurdett horne dlg30 19741002 pm.jpg
JonBurdett horne dlg30 19741002.jpg

As DLG-30


Locy Type
2t(nu) (DLG,USS)


GregCiesielski Horne DLG30 19741014 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Horne DLG30 19741014 1 Front.jpg

As DLG-30
Columbus Day, cachet by Morris W. Beck


Locy Type
2t(n+u) (CG,USS)


GregCiesielski Horne CG30 19760704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Horne CG30 19760704 1 Front.jpg

As CG-30
Independence Day, cachet by USS California Chapter No. 51, USCS


Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)


GregCiesielski Horne CG30 19781225r 1 Front pm.jpg
GregCiesielski Horne CG30 19781225 1 Front.jpg

As CG-30
Christmas Greetings, cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Locy Type
2-1n+y (B,USS,96667) 1981


JonBurdett horne cg30 19801214 pm.jpg
JonBurdett horne cg30 19801214.jpg

As CG-30


Locy Type
2-1n+y (A,USS,96667)


JonBurdett horne cg30 19930415r pm.jpg
JonBurdett horne cg30 19930415.jpg

As CG-30


Locy Type
9-1(n+u) (USS)


JonBurdett horne cg30 19800407 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett horne cg30 19800407.jpg

As CG-30


Locy Type

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. H-96


JonBurdett horne cg30 19840103 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett horne cg30 19840103.jpg

As CG-30


Locy Type

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. H-96a


JonBurdett horne cg30 19871227 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett horne cg30 19871227.jpg

As CG-30


Locy Type
LDC 2-1n+y


JonBurdett horne cg30 19940204 pm.jpg
JonBurdett horne cg30 19940204.jpg

As CG-30. Last Day in Commission


Other Information

USS HORNE earned two (2) Combat Action Ribbons, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon two (2) Navy Battle "E" Ribbons, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, two (2) National Defense Service Medals, two (2) Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, the Vietnam Service Medal (w/ 4 Campaign stars), two (2) Southwest Asia Service Medals, eight (8) Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Ribbon, the Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) and the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Admiral Frederick J. Horne, USN (1880-1959).
Vice Chief of Naval Operations 1952 - 1954.



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