Guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54)

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Classification

Type:
type: Guided missile cruiser

Basic information

Namesake:
Battle of Antietam
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
9800 t
Length:
173 m
Beam:
16.8 m
Draught:
10.2 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 4 * General Electric LM2500 gas turbine engines, 80,000 shaft horsepower (60,000 kW)
  • 2 * controllable-reversible pitch propellers
  • 2 * rudders
Speed:
32.5 knots

Crew

Complement:
400

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • AN/SPY-1A/B multi-function radar
  • AN/SPS-49 air search radar
  • AN/SPG-62 fire control radar
  • AN/SPS-73 surface search radar
  • AN/SPQ-9 gun fire control radar
  • AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare Suite
  • AN/SQQ-89(V)1/3 — A(V)15 Sonar suite, consisting of:AN/SQS-53B/C/D active sonar; AN/SQR-19 TACTAS, AN/SQR-19B ITASS, & MFTA passive sonar; AN/SQQ-28 light airborne multi-purpose system
Armament:
  • 2 * 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems containing 122 * mix of:
    1. RIM-66M-5 Standard SM-2MR Block IIIB
    2. RIM-156A SM-2ER Block IV
    3. RIM-161 SM-3
    4. RIM-162A ESSM
    5. RIM-174A Standard ERAM
    6. BGM-109 Tomahawk
    7. RUM-139A VL-ASROC
  • 8 * RGM-84 Harpoon missiles
  • 2 * Mk 45 Mod 2 5-in/54-cal lightweight gun
  • 2 * 25 mm Mk 38 gun
  • 2–4 * .50 cal (12.7 mm) gun
  • 2 * Phalanx CIWS Block 1B
  • 2 * Mk 32 12.75-in (324 mm) triple torpedo tubes for lightweight torpedoes
Aircraft:
  • 2 * Sikorsky SH-60B or MH-60R Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters
  • Hangar bay
  • Flight deck

USS Antietam (CG-54) is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser of the United States Navy. Antietam was named for the site of the 1862 Battle of Antietam, Maryland, between Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee and Union forces under Major General George McClellan, during the American Civil War. She was built by the Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation at Pascagoula, Mississippi and commissioned on 6 June 1987. Antietam earned the 2007 and 2008 Battle Efficiency awards, also known as the Battle E award, for the John C. Stennis Strike Group. Antietam was out of operation for a while after running aground while trying to anchor in Tokyo Bay in January 2017.

With her guided missiles and rapid-fire guns, she is capable of facing and defeating threats in the air, on the sea, on the shore, and beneath the sea. She also carries two Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk LAMPS helicopters, capable of multiple missions, but primarily equipped for antisubmarine warfare (ASW).

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