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USS YORKTOWN (DDG/CG 48)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Yankee - Kilo - November

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 19 OCT 1981 at Ingalls Shipbuilding, West Bank, Pascagoula, MS
Launched 17 JAN 1983 and Commissioned 04 JUL 1984
Decommissioned 03 DEC 2004
Stricken 03 DEC 2004
Fate: Moored at NISMF Philadelphia, PA awaiting disposition - Scrapping bids solicited December 2012.

Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski

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16 May 1983 - Pascagoula, MS: A starboard quarter view of the Aegis guided missile cruiser Yorktown (CG 48) prior to launching.

U.S. Navy Photo.

Fred Weiss
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492k Commissioning booklet, 04 JUL 1984. Robert M. Cieri
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454k Welcome Aboard booklet, circa 1983. Robert M. Cieri
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Starboard bow underway.

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Undated starboard bow view.

Photo © Atlantic Fleet Sales

Robert M. Cieri
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1 Sept 1985 - Carribean: A starboard bow view of the guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG 48) underway.

U.S. Navy Photo.

Fred Weiss
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1 Jan 1987 - Atlantic Ocean: A port bow view of the guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG 48) underway as seen from the stern of the battleship USS Iowa (BB 61). The Iowa is preparing to deploy two Pioneer I remotely piloted vehicles (RPV).

U.S. Navy Photo.

Fred Weiss
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The Soviet Krivak I class guided missile frigate Bezzavetny (FFG 811) as it impacts guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG 48), on 12 February 1988, as the American ship exercises the right of free passage through the Soviet-claimed 12-mile territorial waters in the Black Sea.

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Robert Hurst
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75k The Soviet Krivak I class guided missile frigate Bezzavetny (FFG 811) as it impacts guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG 48), on 12 February 1988, as the American ship exercises the right of free passage through the Soviet-claimed 12-mile territorial waters in the Black Sea. Eugene Ivkin
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50k The Soviet Krivak I class guided missile frigate Bezzavetny (FFG 811) as it impacts guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG 48), on 12 February 1988, as the American ship exercises the right of free passage through the Soviet-claimed 12-mile territorial waters in the Black Sea. Eugene Ivkin
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44k View from an unknown Soviet vessel as the Soviet Krivak I class guided missile frigate Bezzavetny (FFG 811) impacts the guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG 48) on 12 February 1988, as the American ship exercises the right of free passage through the Soviet-claimed 12-mile territorial waters in the Black Sea.  
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308k Welcome Aboard booklet, Circa 1993. Robert M. Cieri
Yorktown 48k This picture was taken astern of the Yorktown during one of our Caribbean missile shoots. This missile registered a skin to skin kill of the target at 110nm miles on a "lofted" shot. 1994. Chuck Daly
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19 August 1995 - A view of pier 24 showing the guided-missile destroyer USS Scott (DDG 995) tied up on the north side and the guided-missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG-48) tied up on the south side, at the Norfolk Operating Base.

U.S. Navy photo ##DN-SC-95-02259 taken by: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret).

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ANNAPOLIS, MD, 21 May 1996 - Aerial port bow view of the guided-missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG 48) anchored near the U.S. Naval Academy, as part of the Commissioning Week activities.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-SC-97-01119 by: Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret).

Robert M. Cieri
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19 September 1997 - Guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG 48) departs Narragansett Bay after a scheduled port
visit to Newport, RI.

U.S. Navy photo #970919-N-6483G-001 by Photographer's Mate Chief John Gay.

Robert M. Cieri
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19 September 1997 - Guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG 48) departs Narragansett Bay after a scheduled port
visit to Newport, RI.

U.S. Navy photo #970919-N-6483G-002 by Photographer's Mate Chief John Gay.

Robert M. Cieri
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19 September 1997 - Guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG 48) departs Narragansett Bay after a scheduled port
visit to Newport, RI.

U.S. Navy photo #970919-N-6483G-003 by Photographer's Mate Chief John Gay.

Bill Gonyo
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USS Yorktown (CG 48) cruises the Caribbean Sea towards Colombia, South America where the shp will meet other naval units participating in the 43rd annual UNITAS exercise on 24 FEB 2002. The Aegis Guided Missile Cruiser USS Yorktown, is this year's flagship for the Caribbean phase of the exercise with embarked Task Force Commander, Rear Admiral Kevin P. Green, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (COMUSNAVSO). UNITAS is the largest multi-national naval exercise conducted with naval forces from the U.S., The Caribbean Sea, South and Central America. The exercises focus on building multinational coalition while promoting hemispheric defense and mutual cooperation.

U.S. Navy photo #020224-N-0872M-502 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Martin E. Maddock.

Bill Gonyo
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At sea, 26 February 2002 - Chief Warrant Officer Bill Dunn from Mena, AR, sights a simulated small boat carrying contraband and reports its position to the bridge while Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Remon Peterson from Lakeland, FL, stands by on a .50 caliber machine gun. Both Dunn and Peterson are assigned to the U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown and are participating in the 43rd annual UNITAS exercise. UNITAS is the largest multi-national naval exercise conducted with naval forces from the U.S., the Caribbean Sea, and South and Central America. The exercises focus on building multinational coalitions while promoting hemispheric defense and mutual cooperation.

U.S. Navy photo #020226-N-0872M-501 by: PH1 Martin E. Maddock.

Robert M. Cieri
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At sea, 27 February 2002 - The U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Yorktown fires her 5 inch gun at a target drone during a gunnery exercise. Yorktown is underway in the Caribbean Sea participating in the 43rd annual UNITAS exercise. UNITAS is the largest multi-national naval exercise conducted with naval forces from the U.S., the Caribbean Sea, and South and Central America. The exercises focus on building multinational coalitions while promoting hemispheric defense and mutual cooperation.

U.S. Navy photo #020228-N-0872M-501 by: PH1 Martin E. Maddock.

Robert M. Cieri
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75k Stern view while moored at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility Philadelphia, PA, 23 May 2008. Gil Bohannon
USS Torsk (SS-423) Historian
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112k Starboard side midships looking forward while moored at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility Philadelphia, PA, 23 May 2008. Gil Bohannon
USS Torsk (SS-423) Historian
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64k Looking forward from the bridge while moored at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility Philadelphia, PA, 23 May 2008.. Note that the 5"/54 MK-45 gunmount has been removed. Gil Bohannon
USS Torsk (SS-423) Historian
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205k Ex-Yorktown and Ex-Thomas S. Gates moored at Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard in December 2010. Ron Reeves

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Anderson, Carl A., CAPT   07/04/1984 - 06/27/1986
Dur, Philip A., CAPT RADM 06/27/1986 - 04/13/1988
O'Connor, Peter Edward, CAPT   04/13/1988 - 03/07/1990
Richardson, Robert L., CAPT   03/07/1990 - 04/24/1992
Mullen, Michael Glenn, CAPT ADM 04/24/1992 - 01/21/1994
Ellison, David Roy, CAPT RADM 01/21/1994 - 07/26/1995
Rushton, Richard T., CDR   07/26/1995 - 06/19/1997
Sweigard, Eric L., CDR   06/19/1997 - 02/19/1999
Kerno Jr., Robert Stephen, CDR   02/19/1999 - 08/17/2000
Johnstone, Jeffrey Charles, CDR   08/17/2000 - 02/10/2002
Sloan, Steven Edward, CDR   02/10/2002 - 12/03/2004

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


USS YORKTOWN (DDG/CG 48) History
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: David Black
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Phone:
E-mail: maldenite@newwavecomm.net


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