Guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG-65)

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Classification

Type:
type: Guided missile cruiser

Basic information

Namesake:
Battle of Chosin Reservoir. The battle was decisive in the Korean War. The battle took place about a month after the People's Republic of China entered the conflict and sent the People's Volunteer Army (PVA) 9th Army to infiltrate the northeastern part of North Korea.
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 Chosin (CG-65) is a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser serving in the United States Navy. She is named in honor of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir of the Korean War. Commissioned in 1991, she is currently serving in the Pacific Fleet, based at San Diego. The cruiser has participated in Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She is the first US Navy ship to bear this name.

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