How Did The
U.S.S. Little Rock
and her crew

Participate in

Korean War ?

Page last updated: 2 December, 2021

Time Period:

25 Jun 1950 - 27 Jul 1953
(An armistice began on 27 Jul 1953, no peace treaty was signed.)

Brief History:

The Korean War was fought between 1950 and 1953 on the Korean Peninsula, which had been divided by the temporary occupations of the Soviet Union and the United States. The war began on June 25, 1950, when North Korea attacked South Korea. The civil war was greatly expanded when the United Nations, led by the United States, and later Peoples' Republic of China, entered the conflict. The conflict ended when a cease-fire was reached on July 27, 1953.

Note: U.S.S. Little Rock CL 92 was decommissioned on 24 June 1949 and joined the Atlantic Reserve Fleet in New York. She remained out of commission until early 1957. By then the Korean War was over.

On 13 Jan 1957 USS Little Rock arrived at New York Ship Building, Camden NJ for conversion preparation, and on 30 Jan she entered Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for conversion to CLG configuration. On 23 May Little Rock’s CL 92 designation was changed to CLG 4.

During 1958 and 1959 Little Rock was undergoing conversion to a Guided Missile Cruiser

On 03 June 1960 Capt. Jewett O. Phillips assumed command, and on 06 June USS Little Rock was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

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