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USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56)

Image courtesy of Al Grazevich


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Juliet - Alpha - Charlie

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 24 JUL 1985 by Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS
Launched 11 NOV 1986
Commissioned 23 JAN 1988
Home port: Norfolk, VA

Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski

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CVL-30 San Jacinto
NS023016
190k

CVL 30 and CG 56 were named for the Battle of the San Jacinto River, fought on 21 April 1836 the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston, the outnumbered Texas Army engaged and defeated Mexican forces led by General Antonio López de Santa Anna in a fight that lasted just 18 minutes, in present-day Harris County, Texas.

"The Battle of San Jacinto," painting by Henry Arthur McArdle (1895.) Prints and Photographs Collection, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Image courtesy of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission
San Jacinto 43k Starboard bow view at speed. USN
San Jacinto 43k San Jacinto is seen here assisting an Arabian container ship that had been flooding in her engineering spaces. San Jacinto provided emergency de-watering equipment to help stabalize the flooding until an ocean-going tug could arrive to tow the ship into port. This photo was taken by a helicopter from HS-5 (CAG-7 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73)). USN
San Jacinto 91k Undated Port bow view while underway. USN
San Jacinto
04015616
219k Med-Moored in Naples, Italy, 15 October 1989. Carlo Martinelli
CV-60 Saratoga et al.
NS0267ac
105k

Top to bottom: USS Biddle(CG 34), USS Saratoga (CV 60), USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) and USS San Jacinto (CG 56). This photo was taken during Operation Desert Shield, September 1990, in the Red Sea, by one of the JFK's photomates.

Bob Haner, YN1, USN (Ret.)
Detroit
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PERSIAN GULF, 9 February 1991 - USS Detroit (AOE-4) conducts an underway replenishment (UNREP) with the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56) during Operation Desert Storm.

Department of Defense photo #DN-SC-91-05321 by PH3 Chester O. Falkenhainer III, now in the collections of Defense Imagery.com.

Robert M. Cieri
San Jacinto
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146k

24 February 1996 - The U.S. Navy’s Ticonderoga Class Cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) executes a high-speed turn following replenishment at sea (RAS) operations with the Military Sealift Command Replenishment Oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) in the Central Mediterranean, 24 February 1996. USS San Jacinto is part of the battle group assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

U.S. Navy photo #960224-N-3717S-010 by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Todd Summerlin.

Bill Gonyo
San Jacinto
04015614
134k

24 February 1996 - The U.S. Navy’s Ticonderoga Class Cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) executes a high-speed turn following replenishment at sea (RAS) operations with the Military Sealift Command Replenishment Oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) in the Central Mediterranean, 24 February 1996. USS San Jacinto is part of the battle group assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

U.S. Navy photo #960224-N-3717S-009 by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Todd Summerlin.

Robert M. Cieri
San Jacinto 180k

SUEZ CANAL, 16 March 1996 - The U.S. Navy Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) makes her way southward through the Suez Canal, 16 March 1996. The San Jacinto is accompanying the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) to the Arabian Gulf, where they will support UN sanctions against Iraq, under Operation Southern Watch.

U.S. Navy photo #960316-N-7340V-001 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jim Vidrine.

Bill Gonyo
San Jacinto 91k

The fleet oiler USS Merrimack (AO 179) (center) provides fuel to guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) (left) and aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) (right) during replenishment at sea operations in the Arabian Gulf on 29 April 1996. The three U.S. Navy ships were deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch.

DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jim Vidrine, U.S. Navy.

DoD
San Jacinto 426k

The cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) underway in the Persian Gulf. The USS San Jacinto is forward deployed with the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch - 20 May 1998.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class James M. Williams.

Bill Gonyo
San Jacinto 113k USS San Jacinto (CG 56) is seen here entering the port of Valletta, Malta on 31 JAN 2003. Anthony Vella
San Jacinto
027137
151k

Atlantic Ocean, 15 July 2005 - The USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group conducts a close quarters exercise while underway in the Atlantic Ocean. From left, USS San Jacinto (CG-56), USS Donald Cook (DDG-75), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79), and the Spanish AEGIS guided missile frigate Álvaro de Bazán (F-101). The strike group was conducting a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX).

U.S. Navy photo #050715-N-8163B-028 by Photographer's Mate Airman Eben Boothby.

USN
San Jacinto
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371k USS San Jacinto, part of the USS Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group, makeing a port call at Marmaris, Turkey, 16 FEB 2006. Cem Hosgor
San Jacinto
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406k USS San Jacinto, part of the USS Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group, makeing a port call at Marmaris, Turkey, 16 FEB 2006. Cem Hosgor
San Jacinto
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NEW YORK CITY, NY, 23 May 2007 - The guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) passes alongside the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during a parade of ships in the Hudson River. Wasp is visiting New York City in support of Fleet Week 2007. This marks the 20th Anniversary New York has hosted this event.

U.S. Navy photo #070523-N-8923M-287 by Seaman Kevin T. Murray Jr.

Robert M. Cieri
San Jacinto
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588k

STATEN ISLAND, NY, 28 May 2007 - From left, guided-missile frigate USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29), guided-missile cruisers USS Hue City (CG 66) and USS San Jacinto (CG 56), and guided-missile destroyers USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) and USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) are moored as part of Fleet Week. The 20th annual Fleet Week New York City provides an opportunity for citizens of New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area to meet more than 3,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, May 23-31.

U.S. Navy photo #070528-N-5758H-116 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth R. Hendrix.

Robert M. Cieri
San Jacinto
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SOUDA BAY, Greece, 28 January 2008 - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) arrives in Souda Harbor for a routine port visit. San Jacinto departed Norfolk, Va. in November and is on deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #080128-N-0780F-005 by Paul Farley.

Robert M. Cieri
San Jacinto
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SOUDA BAY, Crete, 14 March 2008 - The guided-missile cruisers USS San Jacinto (CG 56), left, and the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) moored side-by-side at the Marathi NATO Pier Facility for a port visit. The Ticonderoga-class cruisers are deployed with the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security coordination efforts.

U.S. Navy photo #080314-N-0780F-010 by Mr. Paul Farley.

Robert M. Cieri
San Jacinto
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ATLANTIC OCEAN, 6 June 2012 - The guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) for a fueling at sea.

U.S. Navy photo #120606-N-UM734-062 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tommy Lamkin

Ron Reeves
San Jacinto
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RED SEA, 10 November 2013 - An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron SIX (HSC 6) hovers over the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) during a hovering exercise. San Jacinto is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #131110-N-LN619-170 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Preston Paglinawan

Robert M. Cieri
San Jacinto
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1.6m

ARABIAN GULF, 23 December 2013 - The guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise. San Jacinto is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #131223-N-LN619-027 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Preston Paglinawan

Robert M. Cieri
San Jacinto
04015618
2.5m

ARABIAN GULF, 4 January 2014 - The guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) passes through bioluminescent algae while underway in the Arabian Gulf. San Jacinto is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #140104-N-LN619-242 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Preston Paglinawan

Ron Reeves

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Clark Jr., Hiram Ward, CAPT ADM 01/23/1988 - 01/12/1990
Ecker, Paul William, CAPT   01/12/1990 - 02/08/1992
Wright Jr., Sherman E., CAPT   02/09/1992 - 08/21/1993
Covington, Clifford Craig, CAPT   08/21/1993 - 08/25/1995
Pilcher Jr., Raymond Charles, CAPT   08/25/1995 - 02/24/1997
Woods Jr., James Augustus, CAPT   02/24/1997 - 07/09/1998
Stanton, Paul Eugene, CAPT   07/09/1998 - 04/28/2000
Langman, Craig Elroy, CAPT   04/28/2000 - 01/25/2002
MacKercher Jr., John Cameron, CAPT   01/25/2002 - 02/13/2004
Eschbach, Alan Eugene, CAPT   02/13/2004 - 07/15/2005
Neary, Charles James, CAPT   07/15/2005 - 05/10/2007
Sharpe, Matthew Michael, CAPT   05/10/2007 - 03/27/2009
Cordle, John Parker, CAPT   03/27/2009 - 11/19/2010

Nashold, Douglas Marshall, CAPT

  11/19/2010 - 09/28/2012
McKinley, William, CAPT   09/28/2012 -

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


USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56) History
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