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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

CRUISERS

TICONDEROGA missile cruisers (1983 - 1994)

Ticonderoga 1990

Bunker Hill 1990

Bunker Hill 2010

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
CG47 Ticonderoga Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 21/1/1980 25/4/1981 22/1/1983 stricken 9/2004
CG48 Yorktown Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 19/10/1981 17/1/1983 4/7/1984 stricken 12/2004
CG49 Vincennes Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 19/10/1982 14/1/1984 6/7/1985 stricken 6/2005
CG50 Valley Forge Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 14/4/1983 23/6/1984 18/1/1986 stricken 8/2004
CG51 Thomas S. Gates Bath Iron Works 31/8/1984 14/12/1985 22/8/1987 stricken 12/2005
CG52 Bunker Hill Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 11/1/1984 11/3/1985 20/9/1986 in service (2018)
CG53 Mobile Bay Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 5/6/1984 22/8/1985 21/2/1987 in service (2018)
CG54 Antietam Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 15/11/1984 14/2/1986 6/6/1987 in service (2018)
CG55 Leyte Gulf Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 18/3/1985 20/6/1986 26/9/1987 in service (2018)
CG56 San Jacinto Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 24/7/1985 14/11/1986 23/1/1988 in service (2018)
CG57 Lake Champlain Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 3/3/1986 3/4/1987 12/8/1988 in service (2018)
CG58 Philippine Sea Bath Iron Works 8/5/1986 12/7/1987 18/3/1989 in service (2018)
CG59 Princeton Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 15/10/1986 2/10/1987 11/2/1989 in service (2018)
CG60 Normandy Bath Iron Works 7/4/1987 19/3/1988 9/12/1989 in service (2018)
CG61 Monterey Bath Iron Works 19/8/1987 23/10/1988 16/6/1990 in service (2018)
CG62 Chancellorsville Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 24/6/1987 15/7/1988 4/11/1989 in service (2018)
CG63 Cowpens Bath Iron Works 23/12/1987 11/3/1989 9/3/1991 in service (2018)
CG64 Gettysburg Bath Iron Works 17/8/1988 22/7/1989 22/6/1991 in service (2018)
CG65 Chosin Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 22/7/1988 1/9/1989 12/1/1991 in service (2018)
CG66 Hué City Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 20/2/1989 1/6/1990 14/9/1991 in service (2018)
CG67 Shiloh Bath Iron Works 1/8/1989 8/9/1990 18/7/1992 in service (2018)
CG68 Anzio Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 21/8/1989 2/11/1990 2/5/1992 in service (2018)
CG69 Vicksburg Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 30/5/1990 2/8/1991 14/11/1992 in service (2018)
CG70 Lake Erie Bath Iron Works 6/3/1990 13/7/1991 10/5/1993 in service (2018)
CG71 Cape St. George Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 19/11/1990 10/1/1992 12/6/1993 in service (2018)
CG72 Vella Gulf Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 22/4/1991 13/6/1992 18/9/1993 in service (2018)
CG73 Port Royal Ingalls SB, Pascagoula 20/11/1991 20/11/1992 4/7/1994 in service (2018)
  

Displacement standard, t

CG47, 48: 7019 (light)

CG49-51: 7014 (light)

CG52-73: 8910 standard 6997 - 7242 light

Displacement full, t

CG47, 48: 9589

CG49-51: 9047

CG52-73: 9763 - 10010

Length, m

162.4 wl 172.5 oa

Breadth, m

16.8

Draught, m

CG47-51: 6.55 mean 9.60 over sonar dome

CG52-73: 7.46 mean 10.5 over sonar dome

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 General Electric LM-2500 gas turbines

Power, h. p.

86000

Max speed, kts

30+

Fuel, t

gas turbine oil: 2000

Endurance, nm (kts)

6000(20)

Armament

CG47, 48: 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM (8 RGM-84), 2 x 2 Standard SM-2MR SAM / ASROC ASuR (68 RIM-66C/D, 20 RUR-5), 2 x 1 - 127/54 Mk 45 Mod. 0, 2 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx CIWS, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 3 - 324 TT, 1 - 2 helicopters (SH-2F)

CG49-51: 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM (8 RGM-84), 2 x 2 Standard SM-2MR SAM / ASROC ASuR (68 RIM-66G/H/J, 20 RUR-5), 2 x 1 - 127/54 Mk 45 Mod. 0, 2 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx CIWS, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 3 - 324 TT, 1 - 2 helicopters (SH-60B)

CG52-68: 2 x 61 Mk 41 Mod. 0 VLS (122 Tomahawk RGM-109 CruM, Standard SM-2MR RIM-66 SAM, ASROC RUM-139 ASuR), 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM (8 RGM-84), 2 x 1 - 127/54 Mk 45 Mod. 1, 2 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx CIWS, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 3 - 324 TT, 2 helicopters (SH-60B)

CG69-73: 2 x 61 Mk 41 Mod. 0 VLS (122 Tomahawk RGM-109 CruM, Standard SM-2MR RIM-66 SAM, ASROC RUM-139 ASuR), 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM (8 RGM-84), 2 x 1 - 127/62 Mk 45 Mod. 2, 2 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx CIWS, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 3 - 324 TT, 2 helicopters (SH-60B)

Sensors

CG47, 48: SPS-64(V)9, SPS-55, SPS-49(V)6/7/8, SPY-1A, 4x SPG-62, SPQ-9A, 2x Mk 90 radars, SQS-53A sonar, SLQ-32(V)3 ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC or 6x Hycor Mk 137 decoy RLs, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo decoy, Aegis Mk 7 Baseline 1 CCS

CG49-51: SPS-64(V)9, SPS-55, SPS-49(V)6/7/8, SPY-1A, 4x SPG-62, SPQ-9A, 2x Mk 90 radars, SQS-53A sonar, SLQ-32(V)3 ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC or 6x Hycor Mk 137 decoy RLs, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo decoy, Aegis Mk 7 Baseline 1 CCS

CG52, 53: SPS-64(V)9, SPS-55, SPS-49(V)6/7/8, SPY-1A, 4x SPG-62, SPQ-9A, 2x Mk 90 radars, SQS-53A sonar, SLQ-32(V)3 ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC or 6x Hycor Mk 137 decoy RLs, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo decoy, Aegis Mk 7 Baseline 2 CCS

CG54, 55: SPS-64(V)9, SPS-55, SPS-49(V)6/7/8, SPY-1A, 4x SPG-62, SPQ-9A, 2x Mk 90 radars, SQS-53A, SQR-19 sonars, SLQ-32(V)3 ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC or 6x Hycor Mk 137 decoy RLs, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo decoy, Aegis Mk 7 Baseline 2 CCS

CG56-58: SPS-64(V)9, SPS-55, SPS-49(V)6/7/8, SPY-1A, 4x SPG-62, SPQ-9A, 2x Mk 90 radars, SQQ-89(V)3 sonar suite (SQS-53B + SQR-19 towed array), SLQ-32(V)3 ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC or 6x Hycor Mk 137 decoy RLs, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo decoy, Aegis Mk 7 Baseline 2 CCS

CG59-64: SPS-64(V)9, SPS-55, SPS-49(V)6/7/8, SPY-1B, 4x SPG-62, SPQ-9A, 2x Mk 90 radars, SQQ-89(V)3 sonar suite (SQS-53B + SQR-19 towed array), SLQ-32(V)3 ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC or 6x Hycor Mk 137 decoy RLs, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo decoy, Aegis Mk 7 Baseline 3 CCS

CG65-67: SPS-64(V)9, SPS-55, SPS-49(V)6/7/8, SPY-1D(V), 4x SPG-62, SPQ-9A, 2x Mk 90 radars, SQQ-89(V)3 sonar suite (SQS-53B + SQR-19 towed array), SLQ-32(V)3 ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC or 6x Hycor Mk 137 decoy RLs, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo decoy, Mk 50 floating decoy system (4x Mk 166 launchers for SLQ-49 floating radar reflection buoys), Aegis Mk 7 Baseline 4 CCS

CG68-73: SPS-64(V)9, SPS-55, SPS-49(V)6/7/8, SPY-1D(V), 4x SPG-62, SPQ-9A, 2x Mk 90 radars, SQQ-89(V).. sonar suite (SQS-53C + SQR-19 towed array), SLQ-32(V)3 ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RLs, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo decoy, Mk 50 floating decoy system (4x Mk 166 launchers for SLQ-49 floating radar reflection buoys), Aegis Mk 7 Baseline 4 CCS

Complement

CG47-51: 377 - 380

CG52-73: 387

Ship project history: This series, based on the Spruance hull form, is the result of a very lenghty evolution. The Aegis air defence system was originally designed for installation aboard a nuclear frigate (later redesignated cruiser) such as the California. However, when Admiral E. M. Zumwalt Jr became CNO he sought instead a minimum Aegis platform for construction in considerable numbers (DG/Aegis); for a time, it was to have been limited to $100m in FY73 dollars and to 5000t, compared to $45m and 3400t for what became the Perry class frigate. On this basis it would have been limited to a single Mk 22 launcher with 16 missiles, and DG had ro be relaxed to 6000t and $125m. There was to have been a single Mk 26 Mod 2 (64-missile) launcher, with cost rising to $200m by early 1973. Advocates of a conventionally-powered Aegis platform rejected this design as making too little use of the power inherent in the missile control system; advocates of nuclear power rejected it as means of killing off the nuclear ship programme. There was also some scepticism as to the accuracy of the cost estimates for DG/Aegis. Then the Secretary of the Navy asked for studies of a new nuclear version, which eventually became the abortive Strike Cruiser (CSGN) of about 18000t. Given the high cost of such a ship, the Secretary of Defense demanded a mix of nuclear and conventional Aegis ships, and the conventional study was based on the largest existing destroyer-type hull, the Spuance.

    The lead ship, Ticonderoga, was authorised under the FY78 programme, at the same time that the nuclear strike cruiser died a political death; it was so large and so important that it was redesignated a cruiser in January 1980. Compared to the strike cruiser, it lacks an 203mm gun and has only a limited capacity for surface-to-surface missiles, two quadruple canisters. From CG 52 they have an enlarged missile capacity (122 as against 88) with vertical launchers, which carry Tomahawk as well as the SM-2 anti-aircraft missile of the Aegis system. Ships carry 36 Mk 46/50/54 torpedoes for helicopters. There is Kevlar protection of vital spaces.

Modernizations: 1993, Ticonderoga, Yorktown, Vincennes, Valley Forge, Thomas S. Gates: - ASROC capability (88 Standard SM-1MR at all)

early 1990s and later, all: - Aegis Mk 7 Baseline 3/4 CCS; + Aegis Mk 7 Baseline 5 CCS

late 1990s, Ticonderoga, Yorktown, Vincennes, Valley Forge, Thomas S. Gates: - (1 - 2) SH-2F helicopters; + (1 - 2) SH-60B helicopters

late 1990s, all: - 2 x 61 Mk 41 Mod. 0 VLS (122 Tomahawk RGM-109 CruM, Standard SM-2MR RIM-66 SAM, ASROC RUM-139 ASuR); + 2 x 64 Mk 41 Mod. 0 VLS (128 Tomahawk RGM-109 CruM, Standard SM-2MR RIM-66 SAM, ASROC RUM-139 ASuR) by deleting of at-sea reloading cranes, 2 x 1 - 25/87 Mk 88 Bushmaster, SLQ-49 floating decoys

1999-early 2000s, CG47-58: - Mk 36 SRBOC system (4x SRBOC decoy RLs); + Mk 36 Mod. 18 SRBOC system (8x Mk 137 SRBOC decoy RLs)

1999-early 2000s, CG59-73: - Mk 36 SRBOC system (4x SRBOC decoy RLs); + Mk 53 Mod. 5 system (6x Mk 137 Mod. 4 decoy RLs + 4x Mk 137 Mod. 10 Nulka decoy RLs)

early 2000s, Vella Gulf: - SPS-64(V)9 radar; + Scout radar

2003, Lake Erie, Cape St. George, Port Royal; 2006, Shiloh; 2009, Vella Gulf; 2010, Monterey: + SM-3 SAM capability

2008, Bunker Hill; 2009, Mobile Bay; 2010, Philippine Sea; 2011, Antietam; 2012, San Jacinto; 2013-2014, Leyte Gulf, Lake Champlain: all were armed with 2 x 64 Mk 41 Mod. 0 VLS (128 Tomahawk RGM-109 CruM, Standard SM-2MR Block III, IV, SM-3 (on BMD CG67, 70, 72, 73) or SM-6 (RIM-66, RIM-161, RIM-174 SAM, ESSM SAM (4 RIM-162 in one cell), ASROC RUM-139 ASuR), 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM (8 RGM-84), 2 x 1 - 127/62 Mk 45 Mod. 2, 2 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx Block 1B CIWS, 2 x 1 - 25/87 Mk 88 Bushmaster, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 3 - 324 TT, 2 helicopters (SH-60B or MH-60R); SPS-64(V)9, SPS-55, SPS-49(V)7/8, SPY-1D(V), 4x SPG-62, SPQ-9B, 2x Mk 90 radars, L-3 Mk 20 Mod. 0 EO/IR system, SQQ-89(V)3 sonar suite (SQS-53C + SQR-19 towed array), SLQ-32(V)3, SLQ-20B ECM suites, Mk 53 Mod. 5 system (6x Mk 137 Mod. 4 decoy RLs + 4x Mk 137 Mod. 10 Nulka decoy RLs), SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo decoy, Mk 50 floating decoy system (4x Mk 166 launchers for SLQ-49 floating radar reflection buoys), Aegis Mk 7 Baseline 8 CCS

1998-2008, Princeton, Chosin, Hué City, Anzio, Vicksburg, Cape St. George: - Aegis Mk 7 Baseline 5 CCS; + Aegis Mk 7 Baseline 6 CCS

2013-2014, Princeton, Normandy, Monterey, Chancellorsville; 2015-2016, Cowpens, Gettysburg, 2016-2017, Chosin, Hue City, Shiloh, Anzio, Vicksburg: all were armed with 2 x 64 Mk 41 Mod. 0 VLS (128 Tomahawk RGM-109 CruM, Standard SM-2MR Block III, IV, SM-3 (on BMD CG67, 70, 72, 73) or SM-6 (RIM-66, RIM-161, RIM-174 SAM, ESSM SAM (4 RIM-162 in one cell), ASROC RUM-139 ASuR), 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM (8 RGM-84), 2 x 1 - 127/62 Mk 45 Mod. 2, 2 x 6 - 20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx Block 1B CIWS, 2 x 1 - 25/87 Mk 88 Bushmaster, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 3 - 324 TT, 2 helicopters (SH-60B or MH-60R); SPS-64(V)9, SPS-55, SPS-49(V)7/8, SPY-1D(V), 4x SPG-62, SPQ-9B, 2x Mk 90 radars, L-3 Mk 20 Mod. 0 EO/IR system, SQQ-89A(V)15 sonar suite (SQS-53C + SQR-20 towed array), SLQ-32(V)3, SLQ-20B ECM suites, Mk 53 Mod. 5 system (6x Mk 137 Mod. 4 decoy RLs + 4x Mk 137 Mod. 10 Nulka decoy RLs), SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo decoy, Mk 50 floating decoy system (4x Mk 166 launchers for SLQ-49 floating radar reflection buoys), Aegis Mk 7 Baseline 12 CCS

Naval service: Gettysburg was damaged by ramming by Iranian frigate Bayandor 13/10/1996 in Persian Gulf. Princeton was damaged by Iraqi mine in Persian Gulf 18/2/1991. Port Royal ran aground off Honolulu 5/2/2009 and was under repair till October. San Jacinto collided with SSN Montpelier 13/10/2012.

Vincennes 2002

Shiloh 2003

Ivan Gogin, 2016-18