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USS England was a Leahy-class guided missile cruiser laid down on October 4, 1960 and launched on March 6, 1962. It was commissioned on December 7, 1963 as DLG-22 and served in the US Navy for 31 years until it was decommissioned on January 21, 1994. On June 30, 1975, the ship was reclassified as a guided missile cruiser with the hull number CG-22. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 400 people on board and had the main missions in every major point from Vietnam to Desert Storm. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 21, 1994 and scrapped in 2004.