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Sioux Falls sailor participates in exercise on the USS San Jacinto


Sonar Technician Surface 2nd Class Sarah Rollings, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, recently acted as a signalman during a replenishment at sea aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56).


Sioux Falls sailor participates in exercise on the USS San Jacinto 925 002 Sioux Falls signals from the USS San Jacinto in a recent exercise (Picture source: U.S. Navy)


Sonar Technician Surface from Sioux Falls signals from the USS San Jacinto in a recent exercise. The replenishment occurred during a Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise with other U.S. Navy warships.

Surface warships assigned to the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group are participating in the exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Virginia, to maintain readiness, proficiency, and lethality.

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 guided-missile cruiser "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 and is in naval service as of 2017.

The ship is equipped with Mk 41 VLS for Standard missiles, Tomahawk, ASROC; Mk 46 torpedoes, Harpoon missile launchers, two Mk 45 5-inch/54 calibre lightweight guns, two Phalanx CIWS and two Mk 38 Mod 2 25mm machine gun systems.