US Ticonderoga class

US Spruance class

Guided-Missile Cruiser


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
1986 US Ticonderoga VLS class


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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19832004USUS NavyCG-47USS TiconderogaNTIC
19842004USUS NavyCG-48USS YorktownNYKN
19852005USUS NavyCG-49USS VincennesNVIN
19862004 sunk 2006USUS NavyCG-50USS Valley ForgeNVFP
1986--USUS NavyCG-52Ticonderoga VLS class USS Bunker HillNNBH
19872005USUS NavyCG-51USS Thomas S. Gates NTSG
1987--USUS NavyCG-53Ticonderoga VLS class USS Mobile BayNMOB
1987--USUS NavyCG-54Ticonderoga VLS class USS AntietamNATM
1987--USUS NavyCG-55Ticonderoga VLS class USS Leyte GulfNLEG
1988--USUS NavyCG-56Ticonderoga VLS class USS San JacintoNJAC
1988--USUS NavyCG-57Ticonderoga VLS class USS Lake ChamplainNCPN
1989--USUS NavyCG-58Ticonderoga VLS class USS Philippine SeaNWIN
1989--USUS NavyCG-59Ticonderoga VLS class USS PrincetonNDIH
1989--USUS NavyCG-60Ticonderoga VLS class USS NormandyNVVV
1989--USUS NavyCG-62Ticonderoga VLS class USS ChancellorsvilleNCVL
2023-- CG-62 USS Robert Smalls
1990--USUS NavyCG-61Ticonderoga VLS class USS MontereyNRAR
1991--USUS NavyCG-63Ticonderoga VLS class USS CowpensNCOW
1991--USUS NavyCG-64Ticonderoga VLS class USS GettysburgNGTB
1991--USUS NavyCG-65Ticonderoga VLS class USS ChosinNCHO
1991--USUS NavyCG-66Ticonderoga VLS class USS Hue CityNHUE
1992--USUS NavyCG-67Ticonderoga VLS class USS ShilohNSLH
1992--USUS NavyCG-68Ticonderoga VLS class USS AnzioNZIO
1992--USUS NavyCG-69Ticonderoga VLS class USS VicksburgNVMS
1993--USUS NavyCG-70Ticonderoga VLS class USS Lake ErieNCDP
1993--USUS NavyCG-71Ticonderoga VLS class USS Cape St. GeorgeNCSG
1993--USUS NavyCG-72Ticonderoga VLS class USS Vella GulfNVLA
1994--USUS NavyCG-73Ticonderoga VLS class USS Port RoyalNPTR

27 units


1978-sep-22OrderedOrdered US CG-47 USS Ticonderoga as DDG-47
1980-jan-21Laid downLaid down US CG-47 USS Ticonderoga
1980-apr-28OrderedOrdered US CG-48 USS Yorktown as DDG-48
1981-apr-25LaunchedLaunched US CG-47 USS Ticonderoga
1981-aug-28OrderedOrdered US CG-49 USS Vincennes as DDG-49
1981-aug-28OrderedOrdered US CG-50 USS Valley Forge as DDG-50
1981-oct-19Laid downLaid down US CG-48 USS Yorktown
1982-may-20OrderedOrdered US CG-51 USS Thomas S. Gates
1982-oct-19Laid downLaid down US CG-49 USS Vincennes
1983-jan-17LaunchedLaunched US CG-48 USS Yorktown
1983-jan-22CommissionedCommissioned US CG-47 USS Ticonderoga
1983-apr-14Laid downLaid down US CG-50 USS Valley Forge
1984-apr-14LaunchedLaunched US CG-49 USS Vincennes
1984-jun-23LaunchedLaunched US CG-50 USS Valley Forge
1984-jul-04CommissionedCommissioned US CG-48 USS Yorktown
1984-aug-31Laid downLaid down US CG-51 USS Thomas S. Gates
1985-jul-06CommissionedCommissioned US CG-49 USS Vincennes
1985-dec-14LaunchedLaunched US CG-51 USS Thomas S. Gates
1986-jan-18CommissionedCommissioned US CG-50 USS Valley Forge
1987-aug-22CommissionedCommissioned US CG-51 USS Thomas S. Gates
1988-jul-03AircraftAircraft US 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-febDeploymentDeployment US 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-09DeploymentDeployment US CG-50 USS Valley Forge San Francisco Fleet Week 1999 Present for Fleet Week 1999. HSL-49 SH-60B 162109 / 102 embarked.
2004-aug-30DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-50 USS Valley Forge
2004-aug-30StruckStruck US CG-50 USS Valley Forge
2004-sep-30DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-47 USS Ticonderoga
2004-sep-30StruckStruck US CG-47 USS Ticonderoga inactive at Naval Station Pascagoula
2004-dec-10DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-48 USS Yorktown
2004-dec-10StruckStruck US CG-48 USS Yorktown inactive at Naval Station Pascagoula
2005-jun-29DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-49 USS Vincennes
2005-jun-29StruckStruck US CG-49 USS Vincennes inactive at Naval Base Kitsap
2005-dec-15DecommissionedDecommissioned US CG-51 USS Thomas S. Gates
2005-dec-15StruckStruck US CG-51 USS Thomas S. Gates
2006Fate: sunkFate: sunk US CG-50 USS Valley Forge as target near Kauai, Hawaii

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