Guided-Missile Cruiser Ticonderoga class

Originally designated as destroyers, were reclassified as cruisers before laid down. They were the first ships to carry the Aegis combat system for wide-area air defense

    Derivatives / Succeeded by
US Ticonderoga VLS class 1986


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9600full load (tn)
173length (m)
16.80beam (m)
10.20draught (m)
6000range (nm)
32max speed (knots)
4Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
2Naval Engine propulsion system: COGOG
2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
2Missile Launcher Mk 26
2Naval Gun Mark 45 5/54 inch (127mm)
2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm
1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPY-1 AEGIS


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US United States Naval Aviation Sikorsky S-70 H-60 12

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US Bath Iron Works - 1
US Ingalls Shipbuilding - 4

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USUS NavyCG-47USS TiconderogaNTIC19832004
USUS NavyCG-48USS YorktownNYKN19842004
USUS NavyCG-49USS VincennesNVIN19852005
USUS NavyCG-50USS Valley ForgeNVFP19862004
USUS NavyCG-52Ticonderoga VLS class USS Bunker HillNNBH1986--
USUS NavyCG-51USS Thomas S. GatesNTSG19872005
USUS NavyCG-53Ticonderoga VLS class USS Mobile BayNMOB1987--
USUS NavyCG-54Ticonderoga VLS class USS AntietamNATM1987--
USUS NavyCG-55Ticonderoga VLS class USS Leyte GulfNLEG1987--
USUS NavyCG-56Ticonderoga VLS class USS San JacintoNJAC1988--
USUS NavyCG-57Ticonderoga VLS class USS Lake ChamplainNCPN1988--
USUS NavyCG-58Ticonderoga VLS class USS Philippine SeaNWIN1989--
USUS NavyCG-59Ticonderoga VLS class USS PrincetonNDIH1989--
USUS NavyCG-60Ticonderoga VLS class USS NormandyNVVV1989--
USUS NavyCG-62Ticonderoga VLS class USS ChancellorsvilleNCVL1989--
USUS NavyCG-61Ticonderoga VLS class USS MontereyNRAR1990--
USUS NavyCG-63Ticonderoga VLS class USS CowpensNCOW1991--
USUS NavyCG-64Ticonderoga VLS class USS GettysburgNGTB1991--
USUS NavyCG-65Ticonderoga VLS class USS ChosinNCHO1991--
USUS NavyCG-66Ticonderoga VLS class USS Hue CityNHUE1991--
USUS NavyCG-67Ticonderoga VLS class USS ShilohNSLH1992--
USUS NavyCG-68Ticonderoga VLS class USS AnzioNZIO1992--
USUS NavyCG-69Ticonderoga VLS class USS VicksburgNVMS1992--
USUS NavyCG-70Ticonderoga VLS class USS Lake ErieNCDP1993--
USUS NavyCG-71Ticonderoga VLS class USS Cape St. GeorgeNCSG1993--
USUS NavyCG-72Ticonderoga VLS class USS Vella GulfNVLA1993--
USUS NavyCG-73Ticonderoga VLS class USS Port RoyalNPTR1994--

27 units


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1978-sep-22OrderedUS CG-47 USS Ticonderoga as DDG-47
1980-jan-21Laid downUS CG-47 USS Ticonderoga
1980-apr-28OrderedUS CG-48 USS Yorktown as DDG-48
1981-apr-25LaunchedUS CG-47 USS Ticonderoga
1981-aug-28OrderedUS CG-49 USS Vincennes as DDG-49
1981-aug-28OrderedUS CG-50 USS Valley Forge as DDG-50
1981-oct-19Laid downUS CG-48 USS Yorktown
1982-may-20OrderedUS CG-51 USS Thomas S. Gates
1982-oct-19Laid downUS CG-49 USS Vincennes
1983-jan-17LaunchedUS CG-48 USS Yorktown
1983-jan-22CommissionedUS CG-47 USS Ticonderoga
1983-apr-14Laid downUS CG-50 USS Valley Forge
1984-apr-14LaunchedUS CG-49 USS Vincennes
1984-jun-23LaunchedUS CG-50 USS Valley Forge
1984-jul-4CommissionedUS CG-48 USS Yorktown
1984-aug-31Laid downUS CG-51 USS Thomas S. Gates
1985-jul-6CommissionedUS CG-49 USS Vincennes
1985-dec-14LaunchedUS CG-51 USS Thomas S. Gates
1986-jan-18CommissionedUS CG-50 USS Valley Forge
1987-aug-22CommissionedUS CG-51 USS Thomas S. Gates
1988-jul-3AircraftUS CG-49 USS Vincennes shot down Airbus A300 Iran Air Flight 655 over the Strait of Hormuz during an attack by Iranian surface vessels, believing it to be an inbound hostile
1991-febDeploymentUS CG-50 USS Valley Forge Operation Desert Shield/Storm Relieved the USS Princeton after she was damaged by two mines in the Persian Gulf
1999-oct-9DeploymentUS CG-50 USS Valley Forge San Francisco Fleet Week 1999 Present for Fleet Week 1999. HSL-49 SH-60B 162109 / 102 embarked.
2004-aug-30DecommissionedUS CG-50 USS Valley Forge
2004-aug-30StruckUS CG-50 USS Valley Forge
2004-sep-30DecommissionedUS CG-47 USS Ticonderoga
2004-sep-30StruckUS CG-47 USS Ticonderoga inactive at Naval Station Pascagoula
2004-dec-10DecommissionedUS CG-48 USS Yorktown
2004-dec-10StruckUS CG-48 USS Yorktown inactive at Naval Station Pascagoula
2005-jun-29DecommissionedUS CG-49 USS Vincennes
2005-jun-29StruckUS CG-49 USS Vincennes inactive at Naval Base Kitsap
2005-dec-15DecommissionedUS CG-51 USS Thomas S. Gates
2005-dec-15StruckUS CG-51 USS Thomas S. Gates
2006Fate: sunkUS CG-50 USS Valley Forge as target near Kauai, Hawaii

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