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uss ticonderoga cg-47 (guided missile cruiser)
background and historyUSS TICONDEROGA was the lead ship, and fifth ship in the Navy to bear the name.
The Aegis cruisers were based on the Spruance design ship. It was enlarged to accommodate the Aegis system with the AN/SPY-1A phased Array radar antennas. Each Array is controlled by a digital computer to detect and track up to several hundred targets simultaneously.
Launched in April 25, 1981 and Commissioned in January 22, 1983 the USS Ticonderoga performed primarily in a battle force role, multi-mission capable of supporting carrier strike groups or amphibious forces, or of operating independently and as flagships of surface action groups. She was decommissioned on September 30, 2004. Manned by a Crew of 33 Officers, 27 Chief Petty Officers and 340 Enlisted personal.
The ships armament includes the MK-26 missile launcher (CG 47 thru CG 51);
Standard Missile (MR) or MK-41 vertical launching system (CG 52 thru CG 73);
Standard Missile (MR);
Vertical Launch ASROC (VLA) Missile;
Tomahawk Cruise Missile; Six MK-46 torpedoes (from two triple mounts);
Two MK-45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight guns;
Two Phalanx close-in weapons systems.
The USS Ticonderoga also has two SH-60B Sea Hawks LAMPS III ( Light Airborne Multipurpose System). The SH-60B Sea Hawk, a twin-engine medium lift utility or assault helicopter is airborne platform based aboard cruisers, destroyers, and frigates and deploys sonobouys (sonic detectors) and torpedoes in an anti-submarine role.
Displacement: 9600 tons fully loaded
Dimension: length 565 ft. Beam 55 ft.
Propulsion: 4 General Electric LM 2500 gas turbines.
Speed: +30 knots.
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