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TRUXTUN nuclear powered missile cruiser (1967)


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  Truxtun 1978

Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
DLGN35, 6.1975- CGN35 Truxtun 540 New York SB, Camden 17.6.1963 19.12.1964 27.5.1967 stricken 9.1995


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

8149

Displacement full, t

8927

Length, m

164.6 wl 172.0 oa

Breadth, m

17.6

Draught, m

6.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets geared steam turbines, 2 D2G reactors

Power, h. p.

60000

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

nuclear

Endurance, nm(kts)

practically unlimited

Armament

1 x 2 Terrier SAM / ASROC ASuR (40 RIM-2, 20 RUR-5), 1 x 1 - 127/54 Mk 42, 2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 34, 2 - 533 Mk 25 TT, 4 - 324 Mk 32 TT (18), 1 DASH drone ASW helicopter

Electronic equipment

SPS-40, SPS-48, SPS-10, 2x SPG-55, SPG-53, 2x Mk 35 radars, SQS-26BX sonar, WLR-1, WLR-3 ECM suites, 2x Mk 28 decoy RL, NTDS CCS

Complement

490



Standard scale images


<i>Truxtun </i>1989
Truxtun 1989
<i>Truxtun </i>1990
Truxtun 1990
<i>Truxtun </i>1979
Truxtun 1979


Graphics


  <i>Truxtun</i> 1978
  Truxtun 1978


Project history


Truxtun was essentially a nuclear version of the Belknap class, somewhat enlarged and rearranged to accommodate her power plant. The Nuclear Propulsion organization had originally hoped to duplicate the earlier Bainbridge, but this was rejected in new of the need for the improved SQS-26 sonar.

Modernizations


1970s: - 2 - 533 TT, 1 DASH drone helicopter; + 1 helicopter (SH-2D Sea Sprite)

1980: - 1 x 2 Terrier SAM / ASROC ASuR (40 RIM-2, 20 RUR-5), 2 x 1 - 76/50, SPS-10, SPS-40, SPS-48, 2x SPG-55, 2x Mk 35 radars; + 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM (8 RGM-84A), 1 x 2 Standard SM-1MR SAM / ASROC ASuR (40 RIM-66, 20 RUR-5), LN-66, SPS-48C, SPS-40D, 2x SPG-55B radars

4/1984: - SPS-10, SPS-40, SPG-53 radars, WLR-3 ECM suite, 2x Mk 28 decoy RL; + 2 x 6 -20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, SPS-40D, SPS-48C, SPS-67, SPG-53F, 2x Mk 90 radars, SLQ-32(v)3 ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL

1990: - LN-66, SPS-40D, SPS-67, 2x SPG-55B radars; + SPS-49, SPS-64(v)9, SPS-67(v)1, 2x SPG-55C radars, T-Mk 6 Fanfare torpedo decoy

Naval service


No significant events.