"Keeping The Memories Alive"

The 'Official' Website of the
USS Newport News (CA-148)

Dedicated to the Heavy Cruiser USS Newport News CA-148 and those who served aboard her 1949-1975

This website was established in 1997 and is sponsored and supported solely by donations from Crew members, Family, Friends and  the
USS Newport News Association.

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USS Newport News CA-148

Our Fallen Shipmates

Video created by Master Chief FT Dexter Goad (RET)
Dedicated to our shipmates killed in the Turret 2 explosion Oct. 1, 1972
"As long as their names are spoken they shall not be forgotten"


Navy Unit Commendation with star in lieu of 2nd award
Vietnam Service Medal with three campaign stars

**A Great resource can be found HERE with a list of all the Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
earned by the USS Newport News CA-148  (link will open in a new window - tab)

On 4 July weekend 1968, Newport News was awarded its first Navy Unit Commendation, presented to Captain Snyder by Rear Admiral John Wadleigh on behalf of the Secretary of the Navy "for Exceptionally meritorious service from 2OCT67 to 26APR68 while engaged in operations against enemy aggressor forces in the waters contiguous to the hostile coastline of both North and South Vietnam."

The ship was awarded the "Top Gun" award for support of the allied forces during the 1969 deployment.

In 1969, Newport News was awarded the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation for performance during operations against hostile enemy forces during the ship's second deployment to Vietnam during 1968 and 1969.

Newport News received the Battle Efficiency "E" for CIC/Operations for Fiscal Year 1972. The occasion marked the 24th commissioning anniversary of Newport News. COMSECONDFLT VADM Finneran was guest speaker at the ceremony. (Twenty-nine January is the official anniversary of Newport News.)

On 13 July 1973 Newport News was awarded its second Navy Unit Commendation, presented to Capt Kelly by VADM Finneran on behalf of Secretary of the Navy John W. Warner at a ceremony which was also attended by Capt Zartman, who had been Commanding Officer for the 1972 Vietnam deployment, during which the award was earned.

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Photo's through the years (photos will be changed often)

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1940's photo
USS Newport News CA-148. Starboard bow view while at anchor in the Caribbean, June 1949.

USS Newport News (CA-148). Starboard bow view while at anchor in the Caribbean, June 1949.

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1950's photo
USS NewportNews CA-148 operating in the Mediterranean Sea in 1957

Med 1957

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1960's photo
USS Newport News CA-148, 1966 return to norfolk pier 7

USS Newport News CA-148, 1966 return to norfolk pier 7

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1970's photo
USS Newport News shelling the coast of Vietnam in June 1972 during her 3rd tour in Vietnam

USS Newport News shelling the coast of Vietnam June 1972

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USS Newport News CA-148
Museum and Memorial Foundation

Our Ships Museum is located onboard the USS Salem CA-139, the world's only preserved Heavy Gun Cruiser, berthed in the Fore River Shipyard at Quincy, Massachusetts. Relive the amazing history of the USS Newport News CA-148 - the worlds largest Heavy Cruiser and support the USS Newport News Museum and Memorial Foundation Inc.

USS Newport News CA-148 Museum and memorial Foundation
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2021 Ships Reunion!

The USS Newport News Reunion Assoc. Proudly presents the 2021 USS Newport News CA-148 Ships Reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Cherry Hill NJ - Phila. June 8, 9, 10, 2021
Memorial Service to be held on the USS New Jersey (BB-62)
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