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Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser


The Ticonderoga Class Guided missile cruisers are large combat vessels with multiple target response capability. These ships are multi-mission surface combatants, including Air Warfare (AW), Undersea Warfare (USW), Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) and Surface Warfare (SUW). They are capable of supporting carrier battle groups, amphibious forces, or of operating independently and as flagships of surface action groups.

Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser Copyright © Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jayme Pastoric, U.S. Navy

Contractors

Builder: Bath Iron Works CG 51, 58, 60-61, 63-64, 67, 70
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding CG 47-50, CG 52-57, 59, 62, 65-66, 68-69, 71-73

Complement

33 Officers
27 Chief Petty Officers
340 Enlisted Personnel

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 172.82 meters 567 feet
Beam: 16,76 meters 55 feet
Draft: 10.2 meters 33.46 feet
Weight
Displacement: 9 754.6 metric tons (at full load) ~9 600 long tons (at full load)
Features
Propulsion: four LM2 500 GE Marine Gas Turbines
Performance: 80 000 shaft horsepower
Speed: 30+ knots » 56+ kilometers per hour 34+ miles per hour
Cruise Range: 6 000 nautical miles » ~11 100 kilometers (at 20 knots) ~6 900 miles (at 20 knots)
Sprint Range: 3 300 nautical miles » ~6 100 kilometers (at 30 knots) ~3 800 miles (at 30 knots)

Twin-Arm Missile Launcher Variant

Status

Decommissioned

Weapon systems

2 x Mk-26 Guided Missile Launching System (one forward, one aft, 2 x 44 missiles)
» RIM-66 Standard Missile
» AGM-84 Harpoon
» RUR-5 Anti-Submarine Rocket
2 x Mk-45 5-inch Gun
2 x Mk-32 Surface Vessel Torpedo Tube Mod 14 (6 torpedoes)
2 x Mk-15 Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (8 missiles)
2 x Mk-141 Guided Missile Launching System
2 x M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun

Ship list

Hull number Ship name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
CG 47 USS Ticonderoga 1983.01.22. 2004.09.30. Decommissioned
CG 48 USS Yorktown 1984.07.04. 2004.12.03. Decommissioned
CG 49 USS Vincennes 1985.07.06. 2005.06.29. Decommissioned
CG 50 USS Valley Forge 1986.01.18. 2004.08.30. Decommissioned
CG 51 USS Thomas S. Gates 1987.08.22. 2005.12.16. Decommissioned

Vertical Launch System Variant

Status

In active service

USS Port Royal grounding

USS Port Royal ran aground about a half-mile south of the Honolulu International Airport's Reef Runway at around 8 p.m. on the 5th of February, 2009. No one was injured in the incident and no fuel was spilled. The salvage ship USNS Salvor made three unsuccessful efforts to pull the ship off the sandbar on three consecutive days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 6–8 February), before a successful attempt on the 9th of February. Port Royal was successfully pulled off the rock and sand shoal at around 2 a.m. The removal by the salvage ship and seven tug boats took about 40 minutes with no injuries during the recovery effort. The warship suffered heavy damage to the underwater bow sonar dome and to its propellers and propeller shafts and was drydocked for repairs. After $40 million spent on repairs, the cruiser deployed for the first time since the grounding in June 2011.

Ship list

Hull number Ship name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
CG 52 USS Bunker Hill 1986.09.20. - In active service
CG 53 USS Mobile Bay 1987.02.21. - In active service
CG 54 USS Antietam 1987.06.06. - In active service
CG 55 USS Leyte Gulf 1987.09.26. - In active service
CG 56 USS San Jacinto 1988.01.23. - In active service
CG 57 USS Lake Champlain 1988.08.12. - In active service
CG 58 USS Philippine Sea 1989.03.18. - In active service
CG 59 USS Princeton 1989.02.11. - In active service
CG 60 USS Normandy 1989.12.09. - In active service
CG 61 USS Monterey 1990.06.16. - In active service
CG 62 USS Chancellorsville 1989.11.04. - In active service
CG 63 USS Cowpens 1991.03.09. - In active service
CG 64 USS Gettysburg 1991.06.22. - In active service
CG 65 USS Chosin 1991.01.12. - In active service
CG 66 USS Hue City 1991.09.14. - In active service
CG 67 USS Shiloh 1992.07.18. - In active service
CG 68 USS Anzio 1992.05.02. - In active service
CG 69 USS Vicksburg 1992.11.14. - In active service
CG 70 USS Lake Erie 1993.07.27. - In active service
CG 71 USS Cape St. George 1993.06.12. - In active service
CG 72 USS Vella Gulf 1993.09.18. - In active service
CG 73 USS Port Royal 1994.07.09. - In active service