USS Canberra CAG2 World Cruise Ship's Log




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  • Edward Meyers FT2
    Fox Division
    Mark 56 Gun Fire Control System,
    aft port side
    Favorite Port: Naples, Italy

USS Canberra CAG2 World Cruise Data

Departing from the normal operating schedule, Canberra CAG2 got underway from Norfolk, Virginia on 3 March 1960 on a good-will cruise around the world. Captain Walter Harlen Baumberger was our Commanding Officer during the 1960 World Cruise.

Canberra CAG2 got underway from Norfolk, Virginia on 3 March 1960 on a good-will cruise around the world. She was flying the flag of Rear Admiral J. McN. Taylor, Commander of the Atlantic Fleet, Cruiser Force and Cruiser Division 6.
On this cruise Canberra CAG2 operated with both the 7th and 6th Fleets as she sailed across the Pacific, through the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Cannel, the Mediterranean Sea, and across the Atlantic Ocean. She returned to port in Norfolk, Virginia on 24 October, 1960. For the remainder of the year she operated off the east coast in the Atlantic Ocean.

U.S.S. Canberra CAG2 1960 World Cruise Ports Of Call.

Date of Visit

Port of Call

March 3 Norfolk
March 6 Quantanamo Bay
March 9 Panama Canal
March 16 San Diego
April 2 Long Beach
April 6 San Diego
April 19 Pearl Harbor
April 25 Crossed Equator
May 2 Sydney, Australia
May 9 Melbourne, Australia
May 24 U.S. Naval Base Guam
May 30 Yokosuka, Japan
June 24 Moji, Japan
July 2 Peppu, Japan
July 13 Hong Kong
July 18 Subic Bay, Philippines
July 22 Singapore
July 27 Cochin, India
August 2 Karachi, Pakistan
August 10 Aden, Aden Protectorate
August 15 Suez Canal
August 19 Golfo di Palmas, Sardinia
August 27 Cannes, France
September 1 Leghorn, Italy
September 7 Fiumicino,Italy (Rome)
September 9 Naples, Italy
September 15 Piraeus, Greece (Athens)
October 3 Istanbul, Turkey
October 9 Piraeus, Greece (Athens)
October 14 Golfo di Palmas, Sardina
October 24 Norfolk, Virginia





USS Canberra CAG2 World Cruise Ship's Log Notes

On Monday 25, April 1960 at 0744 Hours, We crossed the international date line at 180 degrees longitude and equator at 00 degrees latitude.

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