Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser - US Navy
Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser United States US Navy CG 47 cruiser datasheet pictures photos video specifications
The Ticonderoga-class Guided Missile Cruiser is the last cruiser class in service in US Navy. 27 Ticonderoga-class Cruiser have been completed between 1980 and 1992. The five first of the class have already been decommissioned. The Ticonderoga cruisers were the first ship in the world to be equipped with the AEGIS Combat System based upon a passive electronically scanned array radar.
 
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Ticonderoga Class Cruiser - US Navy
Ticonderoga Guided Missile Cruiser CG - USN
 
 
 
Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser United States US Navy CG 47 cruiser datasheet pictures photos video specifications
 
Description

The Ticonderoga-class Guided Missile Cruiser is the last cruiser class in service in US Navy. 27 Ticonderoga-class Cruiser have been completed between 1980 and 1992. The five first of the class have already been decommissioned. The Ticonderoga cruisers were the first ship in the world to be equipped with the AEGIS Combat System based upon a passive electronically scanned array radar. The Ticonderoga-class cruiser's design was based on that of the Spruance-class destroyer.

The Ticonderoga class introduced a new generation of guided missile warships based on the AEGIS (the shield of Athena in greek mythology) phased array radar that is capable of simultaneously scanning for threats, tracking targets, and guiding missiles to interception. When they were designed, they had the most powerful electronic warfare equipment in the U.S. Navy, as well as the most advanced underwater surveillance system. These ships were one of the first classes of warships to be built in modules, rather than being assembled from the bottom up.

An important evolution has been made after the fifth cruiser. The five first Ticonderoga cruisers were equipped with two Mk 26 missile launchers, one fore and one aft. With the Mk 26, two missiles could be on the rails and it could sustain a 9 second firing rate with a one second salvo delay. From the launch of the Bunker Hill, the Ticonderoga cruisers have been fittef with Mk 41 Vertical Launch System. With this system, any missile could be on standby to fire at a given time with a faster firing rate.


The Ticonderoga Class Cruisers (CGs) with AEGIS Baseline 5.3.9 (CG 67, CG 70, CG 72, CG 73) and Baseline 3A (CG 61, CG 63, and CG 64) are authorized to employ SM-6 BLK I. CGs that have AEGIS Baseline 9A (CG 59, CG 60 , and CG 62) are scheduled to be authorized to employ SM-6 BLK I in 2QFY15. Ticonderoga Class Cruisers (CGs) with AEGIS Baseline 5.3.9 can also deploy RIM-161 (SM-3) anti-ballistic Missile
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Shiplist
Name
Hull Number
Launched
Commissioned
decommissioned
Ticonderoga
47
04/1981
01/1983
09/2004
Yorktown
48
01/1983
07/1984
12/2004
Vincennes
49
01/1984
07/1985
06/2005
Valley Forge
50
06/1984
01/1986
08/2004
Thomas S. Gate
51
12/1985
08/1987
12/2005
Bunker Hill
52
03/1985
09/1986
-
Mobile Bay
53
08/1985
02/1987
-
Antietam
54
02/1986
06/1987
-
Leyte Gulf
55
06/1986
09/1987
-
San Jacinto
56
11/1986
01/1988
-
Lake Champlain
57
04/1987
08/1988
-
Philippine Sea
58
07/1987
03/1989
-
Princeton
59
10/1987
02/1989
-
Normandy
60
03/1988
12/1989
-
Monterey
61
10/1988
06/1990
-
Chancellorsville
62
07/1988
11/1989
-
Cowpens
63
03/1989
03/1991
-
Gettysburg
64
07/1989
06/1991
-
Chosin
65
09/1989
01/1991
-
Hué City
66
06/1990
09/1991
-
Shiloh
67
09/1990
07/1992
-
Anzio
68
11/1990
05/1992
-
Vicksburg (ex-Port Royal)
69
08/1991
11/1992
-
Lake Erie
70
07/1991
05/1993
-
Cape St. George
71
01/1992
06/1993
-
Vella Gulf
72
06/1992
09/1993
-
Port Royal
73
11/1992
07/1997
-
 
Variants
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Technical Data
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Missions

» Long range, area air defense
» ASW, AAW, ASUW, EW
» Strike against land targets
» Long range patrol and surveillance
» Escort of high value assets such as Aircraft Carrier and Amphibious Vessels

Design
Ticonderoga-class design is based on the Spruance-class detroyer.
Weapons

Guns:
» 2x 127mm 54-cal Mk 45 Mod.1 DP main gun
» 2x 20mm Mk 15 Block 1 Phalanx CIWS

» 2x single 25 mm Mk 38 Bushmaster low-angle guns

» 4x single 12.7 mm machine guns

Missiles:
A total of 122 Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) cells:
» 61x fore (behind the main gun)
» 61x aft (behind the helicopter hangar)
To launch:
- RIM-66 (SM-1MR/SM2-MR) medium range Surface to Air Missile

- RIM-67 ( SM1-ER/SM2-ER) extended range Surface to Air Missile

- RIM-161 (SM-3) anti-ballistic Missile

- RIM-174 (SM-6) Extended Range Surface to Air Missile

- RIM-7 (SeaSparrow) Surface to Air Missile

- RIM-162 (ESSM: Evolved SeaSparrow Missile) Surface to Air Missile

- Thomahawk Cruise Missile
- RUM-139 VL-ASROC (Anti-Submarine ROCket) carrying Mk 46 or Mk 54 torpedoes
» 2x4 launchers for RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile

Torpedoes:
» 2x Mk 34 Mod. 14 Triple torpedo launchers 324mm (for Mk 44, Mk 46, Mk 50 or Mk 54 Torpedoes)

Sensors, Electronics, Decoys
  • Combat Management and Information Systems:
    AEGIS Baseline 5.3.9 (CG 67, CG 70, CG 72, CG 73)
    AEGIS Baseline 3A (CG 61, CG 63, and CG 64)
    AEGIS Baseline 9A (CG 59, CG 60 , and CG 62)
  • Optronics:
    n/a
  • Radars and Sensors:
    4x Raytheon SPG-62 target illumination radar
    1x Raytheon SPS-49(V)6, 7 or 8 air search radar
    1x Lockheed Martin AN/SPY-1B(v) 3-D air search radar
    1x Cardion SPS-55 surface search radar
    1x Raytheon SPS-64 (V) 9 navigation radar
    1x Lockheed Martin SPQ-9A gun surface fire control radar
    2x General Dynamics Mk 90 Phalanx fire control radar
    1x IFF UPX-29 interrogator
  • Sonars:
    1x AN/SQQ-89 Sonar Suite
    1x EDO-General Electric SQS-53 bow mounted sonar
    1x Lockheed Martin SQR-19 towed array sonar
  • Decoys/Counter measures/Jammers:
    1x Raytheon SLQ-32A(V)3 active/passive
    1x BAE Systems SLQ-20B signal processor
    1x SLQ-25A Nixie towed torpedo decoy system
    1x Mk 36 Mod. 18 SRBOC decoy RL system or Mk 53 Mod. 5 decoy system
  • Communications:
    n/a
  • Navigation
    1 x AN/URN-25 Tactical Air Navigation System (TACAN)
    1 x Raytheon SPS-64(V)9 navigation radar
Engines/Propulsion/Power
Propulsion type: Gas
Gas turbines: 4x General Electric LM-2500
2x controllable-reversible pitch propeller
 
Specifications
Type
CG (Guided Missile Cruiser)
Crew
+- 330
Operators
United States Navy (USN)
Performance
Speeds: 30+ kts (max)
Range: 6,000 nm @ 20knots
Endurance: n/a
Designer / Builder
Ingalls Shipbuilding - Bath Iron Works
 
Displacement
9,600 tons (full load)
Aviation
2 medium helicopter (SH-60 Seahawk LAMPS III)
Dimensions
 
Length: 173 m
Beam: 16.8 m
Maximum Draft: 10.2 m
 
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