Fighting from 25 June 25 1950 until an armistice was signed on 27 July 27 1953
(No peace treaty signed.)
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 CL92 designation was changed to CLG4.
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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