USS Belknap

The Guided Missile Cruiser USS Belknap Collision with the Aircraft Carrier USS John F. Kennedy

When the USS Belknap was launched in 1963, she was the first of her class of the new guided missile cruiser vessels in the United States Navy. Named after Rear Admiral George E. Belknap and Reginald Rowan Belknap, she was the pinnacle of naval warfare technology at the time. Belknap class was designated as single-ended