Guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56)

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Basic information

The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, in present-day Harris County, Texas, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution.
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Ship measurements

9,800 t
173 m
Beam (waterline):
16.8 m
10.2 m


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



Combat assets

  • 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
  • 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
  • 2 * Sikorsky SH-60B or MH-60R Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters
  • Hangar bay
  • Flight deck

USS San Jacinto (CG-56) is a Ticonderoga-class cruiser in the United States Navy. She is named for the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution.

The «San Jac» was built at Pascagoula, Mississippi and commissioned 23 January 1988 by then vice-president George H. W. Bush in Houston, Texas. She completed her fitting out and work-ups, then deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in late May 1989, returning in November. While San Jacinto and her sister ship Leyte Gulf were underway off the Virginia coast performing testing of CEC, the Iraqi army invaded and occupied Kuwait. The next day, Leyte Gulf detached and headed back to Mayport, Florida. The day after, San Jacinto returned to her homeport of Norfolk, Virginia, to prepare for the massive sortie to the Middle East.

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