USS Chosin (CG-65)

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USS Chosin (CG-65)
Career (US)
Name:USS Chosin
Namesake:Battle of Chosin Reservoir
Ordered:8 January 1986
Builder:Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down:2 July 1988
Launched:1 September 1989
Commissioned:12 January 1991
Homeport:Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Motto:Invictus
Status:in active service, as of 2013
Badge:USS Chosin CG-65 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class & type:Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser
Displacement:Approx. 9,600 long tons (9,800 t) full load
Length:567 feet (173 m)
Beam:55 feet (16.8 meters)
Draft:34 feet (10.2 meters)
Propulsion:

4 × General Electric LM2500 gas turbine engines, 80,000 shaft horsepower (60,000 kW)
2 × controllable-reversible pitch propellers

2 × rudders
Speed:32.5 knots (60 km/h)
Complement:33 officers, 27 Chief Petty Officers, and approx. 340 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
Armament:2 × 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems
122 × Mix of RIM-66M-5 Standard SM-2MR Block IIIB, RIM-156A SM-2ER Block IV, RIM-161 SM-3, RIM-162A ESSM, RIM-174A Standard ERAM, BGM-109 Tomahawk, or RUM-139A VL-ASROC
8 × RGM-84 Harpoon missiles
2 × Mk 45 Mod 2 5 in / 54 cal lightweight gun
2 × 25 mm Mk 38 gun
2–4 × .50 cal (12.7 mm) gun
2 × Phalanx CIWS Block 1B
2 × Mk 32 12.75 in (324 mm) triple torpedo tubes for lightweight torpedoes
Aircraft carried:2 × Sikorsky SH-60B or MH-60R Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters.
 
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USS Chosin (CG-65)
Career (US)
Name:USS Chosin
Namesake:Battle of Chosin Reservoir
Ordered:8 January 1986
Builder:Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down:2 July 1988
Launched:1 September 1989
Commissioned:12 January 1991
Homeport:Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Motto:Invictus
Status:in active service, as of 2013
Badge:USS Chosin CG-65 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class & type:Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser
Displacement:Approx. 9,600 long tons (9,800 t) full load
Length:567 feet (173 m)
Beam:55 feet (16.8 meters)
Draft:34 feet (10.2 meters)
Propulsion:

4 × General Electric LM2500 gas turbine engines, 80,000 shaft horsepower (60,000 kW)
2 × controllable-reversible pitch propellers

2 × rudders
Speed:32.5 knots (60 km/h)
Complement:33 officers, 27 Chief Petty Officers, and approx. 340 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
Armament:2 × 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems
122 × Mix of RIM-66M-5 Standard SM-2MR Block IIIB, RIM-156A SM-2ER Block IV, RIM-161 SM-3, RIM-162A ESSM, RIM-174A Standard ERAM, BGM-109 Tomahawk, or RUM-139A VL-ASROC
8 × RGM-84 Harpoon missiles
2 × Mk 45 Mod 2 5 in / 54 cal lightweight gun
2 × 25 mm Mk 38 gun
2–4 × .50 cal (12.7 mm) gun
2 × Phalanx CIWS Block 1B
2 × Mk 32 12.75 in (324 mm) triple torpedo tubes for lightweight torpedoes
Aircraft carried:2 × Sikorsky SH-60B or MH-60R Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters.

USS Chosin (CG-65) is a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser serving in the United States Navy. She is named in honor of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir of the Korean War.[1] Commissioned in 1991, she is currently serving in the Pacific Fleet, based in Pearl Harbor. She has participated in Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.[2] She is the first ship of this name.

Operational history[edit]

USS Chosin (CG-65) at International Fleet Review 2013 Open Day

In March 2003 Chosin was assigned to Cruiser-Destroyer Group One.[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chosin's About Page. Accessed 6 October 2008.
  2. ^ "USS Chosin (CG 65) history". U.S. Carriers. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "World Navies Today: US Navy Aircraft Carriers & Surface Combatants". Andrew Toppan. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  4. ^ U.S. Navy Finds Glaring Flaws in 2 Surface Ships, Defense News, 20 April 2008. Accessed 27 April 2008.
  5. ^ Navy Board of Inspection and Survey Report - USS Chosin. navytimes.com. Accessed 27 April 2008.
  6. ^ Eisman, Dale, "Lawmakers Seek Openness After Navy Closes Reports", Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, 4 May 2009.
  7. ^ PDF, Dragon Digest, July 2008. Accessed 6 October 2008.
  8. ^ Hepburn, Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew. "USS Chosin Sailors Seek to Deter Piracy in Gulf of Aden". DVIDS. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "USS Chosin Rescues Three Yemeni Fishermen in the Gulf of Aden". DVIDS. 19 November 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=73774
  11. ^ Commonwealth of Australia (2013). "Participating Warships: International Fleet Review, Sydney, Australia, 3–11 October 2013". www.navy.gov.au. Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 

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