USS Canberra CAG-2 Vietnam Sea Dragon HO CHI MINH 1967

USS Canberra CAG-2 1967 Dragon Plaque

This USS Canberra CAG-2 1967 Dragon Plaque.

This Plaque was delivered to the USS Canberra while on Sea Dragon Patrol II

off the coast of North Vietnam.

It has a brass insignia on wood and measures 12 x 10 .

USS Canberra (CA-70, ex-CAG-2, ex-CA-70) was a Baltimore class cruiser and later a Boston class guided missile cruiser of the United States Navy. She served from 1943 until 1970, and participated in World War II and the Cuban Missile Crisis naval blockade. Canberra was named after the Royal Australian Navy's County class cruiser, HMAS Canberra, which was sunk during the Battle of Savo Island. This makes USS Canberra the only American warship named after a foreign vessel.

World War II
Canberra operated with the Fast Carrier Task Force during the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June 1944 and was severely damaged during the Battle of Formosa on 13 October 1944.

Boston class conversion
Post-conversionCanberra was decommissioned on 7 March 1947 and berthed with the Pacific Reserve Fleet at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton in Washington. On 4 January 1952 she was re-designated as a guided missile heavy cruiser (CAG-2) and towed to the New York Shipbuilding Corporation at Camden, New Jersey for conversion work that lasted
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