USS LITTLE ROCK (CL-92, later CLG-4)
Class: Cleveland Class Cruiser, later converted to Little
Rock Class Guided Missile Cruiser
Length: 610 feet
The only World War II cruiser on display in the U.S., USS Little Rock is the sole survivor of the Cleveland class, the most numerous of U.S. wartime cruisers (29 vessels completed). Little Rock served with distinction as flagship for both the Second and Sixth fleets. In 1960, she was converted to a Talos missile cruiser, making four cruises to the Mediterranean and two to the North Atlantic.
Little Rock was stricken from the Navy Register in 1976, and acquired by the City of Buffalo in 1977. The ship is now a museum vessel on display at the Naval & Military Park with USS Croaker and USS The Sullivans, as well as PTF-17, a P-39 Bell Aircobra, FJ-4B Fury, M-41 tank, M-84 armored personnel carrier and a UH-1 helicopter.
Little Rock conducts youth group overnight encampments.
Little Rock firing a Talos guided missile, May 1961
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