USS Vicksburg (CG-69)


USS Vicksburg (CG-69)

USS "Vicksburg" (CG-69) is a "Ticonderoga"-class guided missile cruiser serving in the United States Navy. She is named for the land Battle of Vicksburg fought during the American Civil War.

"Vicksburg" was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, at Pascagoula, Mississippi. Her keel was laid down on May 30 1990 and she was launched on September 7 1991. "Vicksburg" is sponsored by Tricia Lott, wife of United States Senator, Trent Lott. On October 12 1991, Mrs. Lott christened CG-69 as "Vicksburg". She was commissioned on November 14 1992. [National Park Service, [http://www.nps.gov/pub_aff/maritime/navships.htm "United States Navy Ships Named After National Parks or Associated with National Park Sites"] , Accessed March 9 2006.]

With her guided missiles and rapid-fire cannons, "Vicksburg" is capable of facing threats in the air, on the sea, ashore, and underneath the sea. She is also capable of carrying two SH-60 Sea Hawk Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS III) helicopters.

The previous "Vicksburg" was a light cruiser during and after World War II. CG-69's crest has two stars on the streamer in the eagle's beak representing the two battle stars awarded to her predecessor.

Awards

On 16 February 2007, "Vicksburg" was awarded the 2006 Battle "E" award. [http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=27895]

ee also

* Aegis combat system

Notes

External links

* [http://www.vicksburg.navy.mil/ Official web site]
* [http://www.navysite.de/cg/cg69.html "USS Vicksburg" webpage]
* [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/systems/cec.htm Cooperative Engagement Capability] (CEC)
* [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/navy/cg-69.htm Globalsecurity.org - CG 69 Vicksburg]
* [http://www.hullnumber.com/CG-69 CG-69 Personnel Roster at HullNumber.com]


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