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Joseph Daniels

(DIG-27: dp. 7,930; 1. 547'; b. 55'; dr. 28910" s. over 20 k.; cpl. 418; a. Ter. mg., 1 5", 2 3", 2 21'; tt.; cl.Belknap)

Josephu Daniels was laid down 23 April 1962 by Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine; launched 2 December 1963; sponsored by Mrs. Robert M. Woronoff and Mrs. Clyde R. Rich Jr., granddaughters of Josephus Daniels; and commissioned 8 May 1965, Captain Harry A. Cummings in command.

The guided missile frigate. based at Norfolk, Va., cruises as a unit of Cruiser Destroyer Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Josephus Daniels operated off the East Coast until departing the Virginia Capes 9 December for the Mediterranean. She operated with the 6th Fleet, a force of peace and stability in the volatile Middle East, until returning home in the spring of 1967.