CG-50 USS Valley Forge

US US Navy




1986 to 2004    


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Flight Deck:
Call Sign: NVFP
See Also: CV Essex (long hull) class CVS-45
CV Essex (long hull) class LPH-8


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History of US CG-50 USS Valley Forge

1981-aug-28Orderedas DDG-50
1983-apr-14Laid down
1984-jun-23Launched
1986-jan-18Commissioned
1991-febDeployment Operation Desert Shield/Storm Relieved the USS Princeton after she was damaged by two mines in the Persian Gulf
1999-oct-9DeploymentOakland Harbor Pier 68 San Francisco Fleet Week 1999 Present for Fleet Week 1999. HSL-49 SH-60B 162109 / 102 embarked.
2004-aug-30Decommissioned
2004-aug-30Struck
2006Fate: sunkas target near Kauai, Hawaii

Specifications

   

    from Ticonderoga class
400crew
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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Builder

   

US Ingalls Shipbuilding,



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