Guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG-69)

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Classification

Type:
type: Guided missile cruiser

Basic information

Namesake:
The Siege of Vicksburg (May 18 – July 4, 1863) was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War.
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 Vicksburg (CG-69) is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser serving in the United States Navy. She is named for both the land Battle of Vicksburg fought during the American Civil War, and the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Vicksburg was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, at Pascagoula, Mississippi. Her keel was laid down on 30 May 1990, and she was launched on 7 September 1991. Vicksburg was sponsored by Tricia Lott, wife of United States Senator, Trent Lott. On 12 October 1991, Mrs. Lott christened CG-69 as Vicksburg. She was commissioned on 14 November 1992.

With her guided missiles and rapid-fire cannons, Vicksburg is capable of facing threats in the air, on the sea, ashore, and underneath the sea. She is also capable of carrying two SH-60 Sea Hawk Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS III) helicopters.

Vicksburg was originally named Port Royal, but was changed during construction. She is the only Ticonderoga-class vessel to have a formal name change. CG-73 was later named Port Royal.

The previous Vicksburg was a Cleveland-class light cruiser during and after World War II. Vicksburg's crest has two stars on the streamer in the eagle's beak representing the two battle stars awarded to her predecessor.

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