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 Princeton (CG-59) was launched on September 25, 1987 and commissioned on
February 11, 1989. CG-59 was the sixth ship to bear the name Princeton to commemorate the
January 1777 battle at Princeton, New Jersey during the Revolutionary War. Princeton was
based with the Atlantic Fleet until February 1989 when she joined the Pacific Fleet. In late 1990
CG-59 began to support Operations Desert Shield and Storm until June 1991. In February 1991
Princeton was heavily damaged by two mines but was repaired in 5 weeks and resumed
operations.



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
Dimensions
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

Performance
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

Armament
First Five Vessels Equipped With 2 X Twin Mk 26 Missiles Launchers For Standard SM2-MR
Missiles.
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
20 X RUR-5 ASROC
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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