USS Little Rock

The USS Little Rock CL-92 (CLG-4) is a Guided Missile Cruiser, the only surviving vessel from the Cleveland Class of light cruisers in World War II.

USS Little Rock

The USS Little Rock CL-92 (CLG-4) is a Guided Missile Cruiser, the only surviving vessel from the Cleveland Class of light cruisers in World War II. CLG-4 is the largest of our vessels here at the Buffalo Naval Park. Constructed in 1945 as a Cleveland Class Cruiser, she was launched too late to see action during WWII. She became a Cold War flagship of the Second Fleet and the Sixth Fleet. She patrolled the Atlantic from the Arctic Circle to South America and was a fixture in the Mediterranean Sea. She was a show of force during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s. One of the highlights of the Little Rock is the Admirals Quarters; a configuration that was specifically created for a Navy Admiral when he was onboard this flagship. You’ll also see the two bridges, which is very rare in the Navy!

She is the last remaining Cleveland Class Cruiser, and is the only Guided Missile Cruiser on display in the world. As a result, many crew from other “sister” ships come aboard to host reunions and memorials, as it is the closest resemblance to their own ships.

CL-91, CLG-4, CG-4

Length: 610 feet
Beam: 66 feet
Draft: 25 feet
Displacement: 10,670 tons
Armament: Two Mk II talos Missile Launchers; Three 6-inch guns; two 5-inch/38 caliber guns
Complement: 1,100 enlisted; 150 officers; 150 Marines

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