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USS TICONDEROGA (DDG/CG 47)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Tango - India - Charlie

CLASS - TICONDEROGA
Displacement 9,589 (FL) Tons, Dimensions, 565' 10" (oa) x 55' x 31' 6" (Max)
Armament 2 x 5"/54RF, 2 Twin Missile Launchers, (88 Missiles) 8 Harpoon SSM 4x2,
2 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS, 2 x 25mm Bushmaster mg. 6 x12.75" TT. 2 LAMPS Helos.
Machinery, 80,000 SHP; G.E. Gas Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30+ Knots, Crew 370.

Operational and Building Data
Reclassified CG on 01 JAN 1980
Keel laid on 27 JAN 1980 at Ingalls Shipbuilding, West Bank, Pascagoula, MS
Launched 25 APR 1981
Commissioned 22 JAN 1983
Decommissioned 30 SEP 2004
Stricken 30 SEP 2004
Fate: Moored at NISMF Philadelphia, PA - On donation hold as a Museum and Memorial.

Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski

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325k Ship's profile, as built, courtesy of John R. Barrett.. ©John R. Barrett
Navy Yard Associates
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225k Under construction at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS. Robert M. Cieri
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183k Preparing for launch at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS. Robert M. Cieri
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173k Launching, 24 April 1981, at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS. Robert M. Cieri
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210m The First Lady, Nancy Reagan, christening the ship. Robert M. Cieri
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Port bow view while on Builders Sea Trials in the Gulf of Mexico, 7 MAY 1982.

Photo by Litton Shipbuilding Co.

Robert M. Cieri
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Starboard bow view while on Builders Sea Trials in the Gulf of Mexico, 7 MAY 1982.

Photo by Litton Shipbuilding Co.

Robert M. Cieri
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1m Aerial port bow view while on Builders Sea Trials in the Gulf of Mexico, 7 MAY 1982.

Photo by Litton Shipbuilding Co.
Robert M. Cieri
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596k Commissioning booklet, 22 January 1983 Robert M. Cieri
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CAPT Roland G. Guilbault, commanding officer of the first Aegis guided missile cruiser USS Ticonderoga (CG 47), stands on the pier after commissioning ceremonies at Ingalls Shipbuilding, 22 January 1983.

Image from the National Archives

Bill Gonyo
Ticonderoga 62k Bows on view. USN
Ticonderoga 37k Port bow view, being floated off a floating drydock at Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, MS. John Hummel
Ticonderoga 38k Port bow view, being floated off a floating drydock at Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, MS. John Hummel
Ticonderoga 25k Starboard bow view, underway, date and location unknown. From the collection of Atlantic Fleet Sales. Chester O. Morris
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RIM-66 Standard MR/SM-2 missiles on a Mark 26 launcher, prior to being fired from the Aegis guided missile cruiser USS Ticonderoga (CG 47) during tests near the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. Photo taken by Don Muhm. (note that someone has left a bucket next to the launcher which will soon be blown over the side by the blast from the missile)

DVIC photo #DN-SC-84-10094

Bill Gonyo
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8 October 1983 - A bow view of the destroyer USS Spruance (DD 963), left, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Ticonderoga (CG 47) moored at the destroyer and submarine piers, Naval Operating Base Norfolk. Although the superstructures are different, these ships use the same basic hull and propulsion plant. The destroyer tender USS Shenandoah (AD 44) appears in the background.

U.S. Navy Photo #DN-ST-85-11657 by Don S. Montgomery.

Robert M. Cieri
Ticonderoga   In 1984, USS Ticonderoga(CG 47) cruises off the coast of Beirut, Lebanon in support of Marines operating as part of a multinational peacekeeping force, marking the first deployment of an Aegis warship. The United States mission in Beirut suffered a severe blow when a terrorist bombing destroyed the Marine barracks. Ticonderoga steamed into harm's way and provided U.S. commanders with capabilities not found on any other single ship in the nation's arsenal. (JCCC) Bill Gonyo/NavSea
Ticonderoga 30k Starboard bow, off the Virginia Capes. July 1985. " Atlantic Fleet Sales/Nobe Smith
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484k Welcome Aboard booklet, Circa 1986. Robert M. Cieri
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404k Port side view while firing an SM-2 MR missile in 1986. Robert M. Cieri
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410k Port side view while heading to New York City for Fleet Week, 28 APR 1989. Robert M. Cieri
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USS Forrestal (CV 59) and Battle Group, 28 April 1989, en route to New York City for Fleet Week '89. Ships accompanying Forrestal can be identified as (clockwise from extreme left): USS McCloy (FF 1038), USS Fairfax County (LST 1193), USS Klakring (FFG 42), USS W.S. Sims (FF 1059) or USS Pharris (FF 1094), USS Ticonderoga (CG 47), USS Hayler (DD 997), W.S. Sims or Pharris, and USS Macdonough (DDG 39).

Ken Killmeyer, USS Forrestal Association historian
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3 May 1989 - A port bow view of the guided-missile cruiser USS Ticonderoga (CG 47) and the destroyer USS Hayler (DD 997) moored to the newly constructed Pier 1 on Staten Island during New York City Navy Fleet Week activities.

U. S.Navy Photo #DN-SC-90-09343 by PHC Ed Bailey.

Robert M. Cieri
Ticonderoga 37k This picture was taken in 1990 somewhere in the Atlantic near Bermuda. I shot this during a VERTREP (vertical replenishment) with her. We were transferring COMDESRON 32 and staff © Demetrius J. C. Carter,
SM1 USN
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173k Change of Command booklet, 30 JUN 1993. Robert M. Cieri
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NORFOLK, VA, 1 April 1996 - A port bow view of the guided-missile cruiser USS Ticonderoga (CG 47) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58), nested together at Norfolk Naval Operating Base. This view gives a side-by-side comparison of the two Aegis classes of warships.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-SC-97-00787 by: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret).

Robert M. Cieri
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12 December 2000 - The guided missile cruiser USS Ticonderoga (CG 47) gets underway from Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., for a scheduled deployment. .

U.S. Navy photo #001212-N-1012K-501 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class J.B. Keefer.

U.S. Navy
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347k Welcome Aboard booklet, circa 2001. Robert M. Cieri
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Atlantic Ocean, 18 January 2002 - (from lead, in foreground) USS Underwood (FFG 36), USS Ticonderoga (CG 47), USS Carney (DDG 64), USS Sir Winston Churchill (DDG 81), and USS Taylor (FFG 50) steam in a "Ships Parade" formation during Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 2002.

U.S. Navy Photo #020118-N-6153P-001 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Phil Pruitt.

Robert M. Cieri
Ticonderoga 57k The official invitation to the Decommissioning Ceremony for USS Ticonderoga. Chet Morris
Ticonderoga 37k Commemorative postmark for the Decommissioning of the Ticonderoga. Jack Treutle
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USS Ticonderoga (CG 47) is towed out of Naval Station Pascagoula immediately following the ship's decommissioning ceremony. USS Ticonderoga was the fifth ship to bear the name Ticonderoga and spent the past eight years homeported at Naval Station Pascagoula. The ship will be towed to the Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia, Pa., where a final decision on the eventual disposition of the ship will be made.

U.S. Navy Photo by Stacey Byington.

Bernard A. Cardali LST # 308 WWII Veteran
Ticonderoga 119k USS Ticonderoga (CG 47), moored outboard of USS Thorn (DD 988) at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Philadelphia, PA in DEC 2004. John Hummel
Ticonderoga 107k USS Ticonderoga (CG 47), moored outboard of USS Thorn (DD 988) at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Philadelphia, PA in DEC 2004. John Hummel
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194k Ex-Ticonderoga (CG 47), Ex-Mobile (LKA 115), Ex-El Paso (LKA 117), Ex-Charlston (LKA 113) moored at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia. Ron Reeves

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Guilbault, Roland George, CAPT RADM 01/22/1983 - 01/19/1985
Walsh, Raymond Michael, CAPT RADM 01/19/1985 - 03/07/1987
Arrison III, James Matthew, CAPT   03/07/1987 - 08/04/1989
Foote, Morris Cooper, CDR   08/04/1989 - 07/21/1991
Messina, Edward F., CAPT   07/21/1991 - 06/30/1993
Storm, Gary Alan, CAPT   06/30/1993 - 06/08/1995
Bush, Charles Thomas, CDR RADM 06/08/1995 - 12/03/1996
Yoshihara, David G., CDR   12/03/1996 - 06/30/1998
Dietrich, King Hastings, CDR   06/30/1998 - 06/09/2000
Sears II, Glen Richard, CDR   06/09/2000 - 01/30/2002
Zeiders III, Glenn Wilson, CDR   01/30/2002 - 09/30/2004

(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)


USS TICONDEROGA (DDG/CG 47) History
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Additional Resources
USS Ticonderoga (CG 47) Veterans website.
USS Ticonderoga Veterans website.
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.

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