The Ticonderoga Class ship was first conceived as a low cost, large production number vessel
with a hull based on the Spruance Class Destroyer but later was redesigned as a cruiser. Over
time the Ticonderoga Class evolved in to one of the most advanced ships in the USN inventory.
The Ticonderoga Class was the first combat surface ship to be equipped with the AEGIS
Weapon System that can detect threats 200 miles away and provide defense against the threat.
Originally there were 27 ships built but 5 have been retired.

The USS Ticonderoga (CG-47) was the fifth USN vessel to bear this name, named for the
Capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775 as well as the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) that
was nearly sunk in WWII. The ships keel was laid on January 21, 1980 and on May 16, 1981 the
ship was christened by First Lady Nancy Reagan. On January 22, 1983 USS Ticonderoga was
commissioned and called Norfolk Virginia home until 1996 when it relocated to Pascagoula
Mississippi. USS Ticonderoga (CG-47) was decommissioned on September 30, 2004.

Specification for the Ticonderoga Class Guide Missile Cruiser
First Ship In Class – USS Ticonderoga (CG-47)
First Entered Service – 1983
Crew – 387 Officers and Enlisted Members
Length – 566.9 ft   (172.8 m)
Beam – 55.1 ft   (16.8 m)
Draught – 31.2 ft   (9.5 m)
Displacement (Fully Loaded) - 9,960 Long Tons

Propulsion – 4 X General Electric LM2500 Gas Turbines Producing 80,000 shp To Two
Reversible Pitch Propellers and Two Rudders
Speed – 32.5 knots   (60 km/h / 37.4 mph)

Aircraft – 2 X Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawks

First Five Vessels Equipped With 2 X Twin Mk 26 Missiles Launchers For Standard SM2-MR
From (CG-52) USS Bunker Hill Onward The 2 X Mk 26 Launchers And Magazines Were
Replaced By 2 X Mk 41 Vertical Launchers
68 X RIM-66 SM-2
8 X RGM-84 Harpoon Missiles
2 X Mark 45 5 in / 54 cal Lightweight Gun
2 to 4 X .50 cal (12.7 mm) Gun
2 X Phalanx CIWS
2 X Mk 32 12.75 in (324 mm) Triple Torpedo Tubes
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USS Ticonderoga (CG-47)
Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser
USN 1980s
Diecast hull
Movable gun turret