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USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - November - Bravo - Hotel

CLASS - TICONDEROGA (Flight II)
Displacement 9,589 (FL) Tons, Dimensions, 565' 10" (oa) x 55' x 31' 6" (Max)
Armament 2 x 5"/54RF, 2 VLS, (122 Missiles)
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
Keel laid on 11 JAN 1984 by Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS
Launched 11 MAR 1985
Commissioned 20 SEP 1986
Begins "Cruiser Modernization" FEB 2008
Home port: San Diego, CA

Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - Navy Unit Commendation (3)
Second Row - Coast Guard Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (7) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (15)
Third Row - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expedtionary Medal (3) - Southwest Asia Service Medal (2)
Fourth Row - Global War On Terroism Expeditionary Medal - Global War On Terroism Service Medal - Humanitarian Service Medal
Fifth Row - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (10) - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudia Arabia) - Kwuait Liberation Medal (Kwuait)


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Bunker Hill
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148k Commissioning booklet, 20 SEPT 1986 Robert M. Cieri
Bunker Hill 63k Underway, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA (note USS Constitution on the left). This was taken some time during the week of Bunker Hill's commissioning in Boston, 13-20 May, 1986. Photo identified by John E. Carey CDR, USN (Ret.). USN
Bunker Hill
04015209
157k

Starboard bow view while on Builders Sea Trials in the Gulf of Mexico in May 1986.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Photo.

Robert M. Cieri
Bunker Hill 88k

May 1, 1986 - Gulf of Mexico: A starboard bow view of the Aegis guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) underway.

U.S. Navy Photo.

Fred Weiss
Bunker Hill 60k

Oct 1, 1987 - Gulf of Oman: A port quarter view of the guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) underway.

U.S. Navy Photo.

Fred Weiss
Bunker Hill 39k

Aug 8, 1991 -- Persian Gulf: A BGM-109 Tomahawk land-attack missile (TLAM) heads toward an Iraqi target after being launched by the guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) during Operation Desert Storm. The destroyer USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964) is at right.

U.S. Navy Photo.

Fred Weiss
Bunker Hill 77k

May 18, 1992 - Location unknown: A starboard quarter view of the guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) during Operation Desert Shield.

U.S. Navy Photo.

Fred Weiss
Bunker Hill
04015219
94k

USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) tied to mooring buoy in Hong Kong harbor, 23 April, 1995.

Photo taken by Karsten Petersen.

Robert Hurst
Bunker Hill 186k

The USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) deploys out of San Diego harbor in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Photo taken on November 2, 2002. Photo by JO2(SW) Jason Heavner, ComNavSurfPac Public Affairs.

U.S. Navy Photo.

JO2(SW) Jason Heavne
Bunker Hill 43k

"Leading the Charge!" The first Tomahawk missile to be fired into Iraq is launched from USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) at 0525 on March 20, 2003.

U.S. Navy Photo.

USN
Bunker Hill
04015210
76k

Ships belonging to the USS Constellation (CV-64) Battle Group parade their colors during an a airshow on board Constellation. From front to rear: USS Bunker Hill (CG-52), USS Valley Forge (CG-50), USS Milius (DDG-69), and USS Thach (FFG-43). Note the Bunker Hill's Golden Anchor signifying excellence in retention. The carrier was decommissioned in August 2003. Photo by PHC Donald Bray , October 2003.

U.S. Navy photo #030529-N-9076B-010

Bill Gonyo
Bunker Hill
04015213
56k

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, 4 March 2007 - Guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) passes the Battleship Missouri Memorial as she transits Pearl Harbor. Bunker Hill and her crew are currently in port Naval Station Pearl Harbor after returning from a deployment as part of Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group, which is currently conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in support of 5th Fleet.

U.S. Navy photo #070304-N-4965F-001 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl

Robert M. Cieri
Bunker Hill
04015211
226k

WILLAMETTE RIVER, 7 June 2007 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) makes her way up the river and under the Broadway Bridge en-route to Portland, Ore., to participate in the 100th Annual Rose Festival. Bunker Hill is just one of four U.S. Navy ships pulling into Portland for the 100th Annual Rose Festival Fleet Week Celebration.

U.S. Navy photo #070607-N-7732W-235 by Mass Communication Specialist Seamen (AW) Charles Whetstine.

Robert M. Cieri
Bunker Hill
04015212
220k

PORTLAND, OR, 7 June 2007 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) arrives to help celebrate Portland's Fleet Week festivities during the city's 100th annual Rose Festival. Bunker Hill is one of four U.S. Navy ships visiting Portland for the weeklong celebration. (Caption corrected by Paul Hauser)

U.S. Navy photo #070607-N-2143T-002 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maebel Tinoko.

Robert M. Cieri
Bunker Hill
04015214
84k Starboard side view while moored , San Diego, CA, June 2007. BMCS Richard Miller, USN (Ret.)
Bunker Hill
04015215
1m Picture of Bunker Hill with autograph of CAPT Dominic (Dom) DeScisciolo. Wolfgang Hechler
Bunker Hill
09750815
4.8m USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE-8) prepares to refuel USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) while at the same time conducting VertRep with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)USS Carl Vinson is taking on fuel from MSC replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-197). All ships are wrapping up their deployment to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Photo was taken early May 2011, from an H-60S helicopter from Helicopter Combat Support Squadron HSC-21 Det 2 “Vagabonds” who were embarked aboard Wally Schirra for the deployment. Brandon J. Varner, Assistant Cargo Mate USNS Wally Schirra
Bridge 1519k

ARABIAN GULF, 6 March 2012, USNS Bridge (T-AOE-10) prepares to conduct a replenishment at sea with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), left, and the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW-17) are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

US Navy photo # 120306-N-DR144-387 by MC2 James R. Evans.

Lee Wahler
Bunker Hill
04015216
352k ARABIAN SEA, 14 March 2012 - Sailors aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) perform maintenance on a Mk 45 5-inch lightweight gun while under way. Bunker Hill was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and conducted maritime security operations and theater security operation efforts.

U.S. Navy photo #120314-BC134-511 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Grandin, USN.
Robert M. Cieri
Bunker Hill
091920421
219k

ARABIAN SEA, 14 July 2012 - USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52). Bunker Hill is underway as part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group. USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW-17) are on deployment in the US 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

US Navy photo #120714-N-XO436-014 by MC3 James Vazquez

Ron Reeves
Bunker Hill
04015221
890k

PACIFIC OCEAN, 23 September 2014 - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Shiloh (CG 67), foreground, USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and USS Cape St. George (CG 71) from the George Washington and Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Groups transit in formation at the conclusion of Valiant Shield 2014. The U.S.-only exercise integrates Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps assets.

U.S. Navy photo #140923-N-ZS026-573 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Trevor Welsh

Ron Reeves
Bunker Hill
04015218
420k

ARABIAN GULF, 4 March 2015 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), right, comes alongside the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a replenishment-at-sea. Bunker Hill is deployed as part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #150304-N-KB426-019 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Vazquez

Ron Reeves
Bunker Hill
04015217
295k

ARABIAN GULF, 25 March 2015 - An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 transports cargo from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a replenishment-at-sea. In the background is the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52). Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.

U.S. Navy photo #150325-N-HD510-073 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Fenaroli/Released

Ron Reeves
Bunker Hill
04015220
1.3m

SAN DIEGO, 12 September 2016 - Sailors and Marines man the rails and render proper honors as amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) passes guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) while returning to its homeport. Boxer, flagship of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, is returning to its homeport of San Diego following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of operation.

U.S. Navy photo #160912-N-OF476-153 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eric Burgett

Ron Reeves

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Quast, Philip M., CAPT   VADM 09/20/1986 - 03/26/1988
Rempt, Rodney Peter, CAPT 1966 VADM 03/26/1988 - 03/28/1990
Marfiak, Thomas Fletcher, CAPT 1966 RADM 03/28/1990 - 02/21/1992
Diamond Jr., Emil Richard, CAPT     02/21/1992 - 05/20/1994
Schnurrpusch, Gary Werner, CAPT     05/20/1994 - 04/16/1996
Kopacz, Anthony J., CAPT     04/16/1996 - 06/12/1998
Denny, Patrick Leo, CAPT     06/12/1998 - 04/07/2000
Butt, Robert Alan, CAPT 1976   04/07/2000 - 01/04/2002
Farwell Jr., Faris Thomas, CAPT 1978   01/04/2002 - 11/24/2003
Durham, Richard Wade, CAPT     11/24/2003 - 10/21/2005
Gaouette, Charles McAlister, CAPT   RADM 10/21/2005 - 08/24/2007
Piercey, Patrick Andrew, CAPT   RADM 08/24/2007 - 08/07/2009
DeScisciolo, Dominic, CAPT     08/07/2009 - 05/21/2011
Ford, Michael Joseph, CAPT     05/21/2011 - 11/08/2012
Gonzalez Davids, Yvette Marie, CAPT 1989   11/08/2012 - 10/03/2014
Dawley, Sterling Whipple, CAPT 1991   10/03/2014 - 07/22/2016
Cahill III, Joseph Francis, CAPT     07/22/2016

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


USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

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Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.
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