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  • 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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