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TRUXTUN nuclear powered missile cruiser (1967)

Truxtun 1979

Truxtun 1989

Truxtun 1990

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
DLGN35, 6/1975- CGN35 Truxtun New York SB, Camden 17/6/1963 19/12/1964 27/5/1967 stricken 9/1995
  

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

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 ASW rocket launcher (40 RIM-2, 20 RUR-5), 1 x 1 - 127/54 Mk 42, 2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 34, 2 x 2 - 324 Mk 32 TT (fixed, 18), 1 DASH drone ASW helicopter

Sensors

SPS-40, SPS-48, SPS-10, 2x SPG-55, SPG-53 radars, SQS-26 sonar, NTDS CCS

Complement

490

Ship 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: 1980: - 1 x 2 Terrier SAM / ASROC ASW rocket launcher (40 RIM-2, 20 RUR-5), 2 x 1 - 76/50, SPS-40, SPS-48 radars; + 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM launchers (8 RGM-84), 1 x 2 Standard SM-1MR SAM / ASROC ASW rocket launcher (40 RIM-66, 20 RUR-5), SPS-48C, SPS-49 radars

1970s: - 1 DASH drone helicopter; + 1 SH-2D Sea Sprite ASW helicopter

4/1984: - SPS-40, SPS-48 radars; + 2 x 6 -20/76 Mk 15 Phalanx CIWS, SPS-48C, SPS-49, 2x Mk 90 radars, SLQ-32 ECM suite, 4 Mk 36 SRBOC decoy launchers

1990: - SPS-10, SPS-48C radars; + SPS-48E, SPS-67 radar

Naval service: No significant events.

 

Truxtun 1978

Ivan Gogin, 2015