USS Northampton CLC-1 Task Fleet Command Ship
                                   CC-1 Command & Control Ship

1952 Northampton (CLC-1) Radio Equipment Diagrams

Construction began in 1944 as a Baltimore class cruiser but work halted at the end of WWII. Construction resumed in 1948 with radical alterations and launched in 1951. She was commissioned in 1953 as CLC-1 and became permanent home to Commander Striking Force Atlantic in 1957. In 1961 she was redesignated as CC-1 and served as a "national emergency command post afloat" (NECPA) until decommissioned in 1970 and then sold for scrap in 1977.

Distinguishing features:

photo caption says "as completed 1953", but antennas match 1963, so maybe "CC-1 as completed"
northhampton-04.jpg (74389 bytes)
1954
cc1-54-01.jpg (118191 bytes)
1957
clc1-1957-1209.jpg (306485 bytes)
1960
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1962 - high-res photo scan
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cc1-1962-1209-02.jpg (135784 bytes)
April 1962
postcard-cc1.jpg (56833 bytes) 1963 - New York City
cc1-nyc-1963.jpg (270738 bytes)
June 1964northhampton-02.jpg (677778 bytes) date? - high-res photo scan
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northhampton-05.jpg (22019 bytes)

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2/64? photos- Fort Lauderdale
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cc1-120228-01.JPG (199765 bytes) cc1-120228-02.JPG (180807 bytes)  cc1-120228-03.JPG (163128 bytes)
cc1-120401.jpg (198259 bytes) cc1-120403.jpg (208038 bytes) cc1-120404.jpg (204097 bytes) cc1-120402.jpg (146109 bytes)
cc1-ny-1306-01.jpg (40947 bytes) cc1-ny-1306-02.jpg (396674 bytes) 1964
clc1-1964-1307-01.jpg (144945 bytes)
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1966 LBJ visit to CC-1

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New tropo antenna installation - 1968-69??
cc1-tropo-11.jpg (103524 bytes)
cc1-tropo-12.jpg (101763 bytes) cc1-tropo-13.jpg (101659 bytes) cc1-tropo-14.jpg (103805 bytes)
cc1-tropo-15.jpg (403631 bytes) early 1970 photo showing this antenna
northhampton-01.jpg (178056 bytes)
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1956 CLC-1 Cruise Book Photos - Thanks to Doug at www.greatnavalimages.com 

clc1-book56-03.JPG (374882 bytes)
Radio Central - SRR-13 receivers
clc1-book56-02.JPG (329809 bytes)
Teletype Room - SRR-13 receivers
URA-8A converters
clc1-book56-01.JPG (391939 bytes)
Transmitter Room - AN/URT-3 RF Amp
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1962 CC-1 Cruise Book Photos

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1965 CC-1 Cruise Book Photos

cc1-65book-01.JPG (377732 bytes) cc1-65book-02.JPG (2487811 bytes) AN/FGC-60 RTTY multiplexers
R-390A, CV-157
cc1-65book-03.JPG (177736 bytes)
Model 28 TTY
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OR Division
cc1-65book-05.JPG (172182 bytes)
OR Division
cc1-65book-06.JPG (160979 bytes)
AN/SRR-13
cc1-65book-07.JPG (165689 bytes)
AN/WRR-2
cc1-65book-08.JPG (300641 bytes)
ETs
cc1-65book-09.JPG (122490 bytes)
April 1964 - tropo scatter antenna replacement at Norfolk
cc1-65book-10.JPG (348007 bytes)
Sleeve antenna & forward mast
cc1-65book-11.JPG (607876 bytes)
cc1-65book-12.JPG (1463610 bytes)
cc1-65book-oe1.JPG (1309365 bytes) cc1-65book-oe2.JPG (1453525 bytes) -- --
cc1-65book-or1.JPG (1352343 bytes) cc1-65book-or2.JPG (1336815 bytes) cc1-65book-or3.JPG (1342481 bytes) cc1-65book-or4.JPG (676851 bytes)
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  • March 1964 - off Virginia Capes
  • April 1964 - Norfolk - tropo scatter antenna replacement
  • May 1964 - New York City, Norfolk, Newport, Boston
  • June 196 4- off Virginia Capes, Norfolk
  • June-October 1964 - Norfolk - extensive overhaul
  • November 1964 - Guantanamo, training exercises, Montego Bay, San Juan
  • December 1964 - Norfolk
  • January 1965 - off Virginia Capes
  • February 1965 - Fort Lauderdale
  • March 1965 - off Virginia Capes, Norfolk
  • April 1965 - New York City
  • May 1965 - Annapolis

 


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