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On September 27, 2004, I was fortunate to accompany a group of volunteers led by Mr. Peter Papadakos, who were given permission to visit Horne, Jouett, Sterett and Fox as they work to restore USS Joseph P. Kennedy at Battleship Cove. Horne, Jouett, Sterett and Fox are the last Belknap Class Cruisers remaining at Suisun Bay's Mothball Fleet. The other Suisun Bay cruisers (Gridley, England, Halsey, Standley) have already been sent to that big battle group in the sky. WARNING! These images may be troubling to those who wish to remember Horne as a mighty warship. But if you want to take a look at the lady as she is today, scroll down.

 

In the photo above, taken 9/27/04, you see a small tug. This is the USS Hoga, a very famous tug boat which performed valiantly in Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.  The Hoga is tied up to the aft section of Jouett, (CG-29). Jouett is tied up to the starboard side of Horne. Horne's bow and twin launcher are visible in the photo. Horne is tied up to the port side of Sterett (CG-31) which is tied up to the starboard side of Fox (CG-33). Fox is hidden in this shot but she's there. It is anticipated that one of these four cruisers will leave Suisun Bay very soon and be towed to Brownsville, TX for ship breaking. Realizing that time was running out to pay one last visit to Horne, I requested and was granted permission to accompany Mr. Papadakos and his group on their visit to Suisun Bay.
I took more than 100 photos throughout Horne.

SPECIAL THANKS TO MR. PAPADAKOS AND HIS TEAM
 FOR MAKING MY VISIT POSSIBLE.

CLICK ON IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAIL


MAIN CONTROL
EEOW CHAIR

MAIN CONTROL

1 ENGINE MAIN
REDUCTION GEAR

#1 ELECTRICAL
SWITCHBOARD

#1 FIRE LOWER LEVEL

#1 FIRE

#1 FIRE

#1 FIRE ESCAPE TRUNK

#2 ENGINE

#2 ENGINE MAIN
REDUCTION GEAR

#2 ELECTRICAL
SWITCHBOARD

LAST STEAMING DATE
#2 SWITCHBOARD

#2 FIRE

#2 FIRE

#2 FIRE

#2 FIRE UPPER LEVEL

#2 FIRE BOARD

THE LAST "B" DIV

1 EMERGENCY
GAS TURBINE

1 EMERGENCY
SWITCHBOARD

2 EMERGENCY
DIESEL

2 EMERGENCY
DIESEL

A&E LOCKERS
STUMPF & JOHNSON

A&E LOCKERS
JONES, LEZA, SCOTT

MY RACK (BOTTOM)
A&E BERTHING

A&E BERTHING

SUPPLY BERTHING

CAPTAIN IN PORT
SEA CABIN

ADMIRAL'S CONF.
ROOM/CLASS ROOM

AFTER STEERING

AFTER STEERING
A-GANG OFFICE

STEERING GEAR

TRICK WHEEL
STEERING UNIT

BARBER SHOP

BOS'N LOCKER

BOS'N LOCKER

BRIDGE

BRIDGE 1MC

CHIEF'S MESS

COMBAT INFORMATION
 CENTER

COMBAT INFORMATION
CENTER

COMBAT INFORMATION
CENTER

NC2 PLOTTER
C.I.C.

DRAI
CHARTROOM

DAMAGE CONTROL
CENTRAL

EM SHOP

IC SHOP

HAPPY NEAR YEAR!
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FWD IC SWBD

FWD IC SWBD
DESERT STORM

FWD IC SWBD

LAUNDRY

LAUNDRY

MESS DECKS

MESS DECKS

GALLEY

SERVER LINE

SERVER LINE

MISSILE HOUSE

MISSILE DIR.
EQUIP. ROOM

MISSILE HOUSE

MISSILE LOADER

INSIDE THE MISSILE
MAGAZINE

MISSILE RAIL
(DE MILITARIZED)

MOUNT 51 CONSOLE

MOUNT 51 CARRIER
ROOM

MOUNT 51
CLEANER OUTER

INSIDE MOUNT 51

INSIDE MOUNT 51

MOUNT 51 OFFICE

MOUNT 51
POWDER MAG

MOUNT 51
POWDER MAG

 

MOUNT 51

SMALL ARMS
LOCKER

RADIO

RADIO

RADIO CAGE

SQUADRON
STATEROOM

HORNE OVER
STERETT

MISSILE DIRECTORS

BITS OR CHALKS?

STERN
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FO'C'SLE

STBD BRIDGE WING

SIGNAL SHACK

FLAG LOCKER

PORT DAVIT

FAN TAIL

FLIGHT DECK

VALVE MAINTAINENCE

MOUNT 51
NOTE BARREL CUT OFF

MOUNT 51
INSIDE BARREL

P-WAY

VICTORY SHIPS

PHOTO TAKEN NIGHT
BEFORE HORNE VISIT

USS Horne CG-30 (ex-DLG-30)
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