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USS Philippine Sea (CG 58)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Whiskey - India - November


Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski

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 08 MAY 1986 by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
Launched 12 JUL 1987
Commissioned 18 MAR 1989
Damaged by multiple mine explosions 18 FEB 1991
Home port: Mayport, FL


Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Joint Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (5) - National Defense Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Armed Forces Expedtionary Medal (3) - Southwest Asia Service Medal (2) - Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Fourth Row - Global War On Terrorism Service Medal - Armed Forces Service Medal - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (7)
Fifth Row - Nato Medal - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudia Arabia) - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)


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Philippine Sea 46k Port bow underway. USN
Philippine Sea 94k Launching Ceremony, Bath Iron Works, 12 JUL 1987. © Richard Leonhardt
Philippine Sea 109k Launching Ceremony, Bath Iron Works, 12 JUL 1987. © Richard Leonhardt
Philippine Sea 76k Launching Ceremony, Bath Iron Works, 12 JUL 1987. © Richard Leonhardt
Philippine Sea 112k Launching Ceremony, Bath Iron Works, 12 JUL 1987. © Richard Leonhardt
Philippine Sea 99k Launching Ceremony, Bath Iron Works, 12 JUL 1987. © Richard Leonhardt
Philippine Sea 101k Launching Ceremony, Bath Iron Works, 12 JUL 1987. © Richard Leonhardt
Philippine Sea 105k Launching Ceremony, Bath Iron Works, 12 JUL 1987. © Richard Leonhardt
Philippine Sea 66k USS Detroit (AOE 4) and USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), 23 FEB 1999, during underway replenishment operations. The ships are in the Adriatic Sea supporting NATO air strikes in Kosovo. USN
Philippine Sea 94k A Tomahawk cruise missile launches from the bow of the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) headed for a target in Kosovo on 24 MAR 1999. The U.S. Navy cruiser is operating in the Adriatic Sea in support of NATO Operation Allied Force USN
Philippine Sea 78k Starboard bow view, Barcelona, Spain, 12 MAY2001. Fabio Peña
Philippine Sea 80k Starboard quarter view, Barcelona, Spain, 12 MAY2001. Fabio Peña
Philippine Sea 437k

Sept. 2, 2003 -- The guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) departs from its homeport of Mayport, Fla. to start work ups before her upcoming six-month deployment. Philippine Sea is part of the USS Enterprise Carrier Strike Group.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Aaron Peterson (030902-N-5471P-005).

Bill Gonyo
Philippine Sea
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292k Port side view while steaming up the York river on it's way to Naval Weapons Station Yorktown. Steve LaPaugh
Philippine Sea
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529k Port quarter view passing under the Coleman bridge while steaming up the York river on it's way to Naval Weapons Station Yorktown. Steve LaPaugh
Gunston Hall
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Persian Gulf. 19 July 2005 - USS Gunston Hall (LPD-44) (background), the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG-58) (foreground), and Al Jawf class HMS Shaqra (MHC-422) (center) conduct Surface Action Group operations during exercise Nautical Union. Nautical Union is a joint exercise directed through Commander Destroyer Squadron Five Zero (COMDESRON 50) between the U.S. and coalition forces. Nautical Union operations include conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) training, air defense, anti submarine warfare, surface warfare, mine counter measures, electronic warfare, replenishment at sea (RAS), and command and control. Maritime Security Operations (MSO) set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment as well as complements the counter-terrorism and security efforts of regional nations.

US Navy photo # 050719-N-5526M-014 by PH1 Robert R. McRill.

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
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Persian Gulf, 19 July 2005 - The guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) conducts Surface Action Group operations during exercise Nautical Union. Nautical Union is a joint exercise directed through Commander Destroyer Squadron Five Zero (COMDESRON 50) between the U.S. and coalition forces. Nautical Union operations include conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) training, air defense, anti submarine warfare, surface warfare, mine counter measures, electronic warfare, replenishment at sea (RAS), and command and control. Maritime Security Operations (MSO) set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment as well as complements the counter-terrorism and security efforts of regional nations.

U.S. Navy photo #050719-N-5526M-019 by Photographer's Mate 1st class Robert R. McRill.

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
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70k

MAYPORT, FL, 8 December 2006 - The guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) pulls into its homeport after a regularly scheduled six-month deployment. During the deployment, Philippine Sea sailed to the Persian Gulf in direct support of the global war terrorism. On arrival, the ship assumed flagship duties for Coalition Task Force 158 providing Maritime Security for the entire region.

U.S. Navy photo #061208-N-1550W-025 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elizabeth Williams

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
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MAYPORT, FL 8 December 2006 - The guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) pulls into its homeport after a regularly scheduled six-month deployment. During the deployment, Philippine Sea sailed to the Persian Gulf in direct support of the global war terrorism. On arrival, the ship assumed flagship duties for Coalition Task Force 158 providing Maritime Security for the entire region.

U.S. Navy photo #061208-N-1550W-017 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elizabeth Williams

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
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80k

ATLANTIC OCEAN, 21 February 2008 - The guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) to take on fuel during a replenishment at sea. Philippine Sea is deployed with the Nassau Strike Group to conduct maritime security operations in the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #080221-N-0924R-076 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cory Rose.

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
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72k

ATLANTIC OCEAN, 25 February 2008 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) sails in formation with the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group during a transit of the Atlantic Ocean.

U.S. Navy #080225-N-3165S-075 photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan Steinhour.

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
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ATLANTIC OCEAN 25 February 2008 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) sail in formation with the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group during a transit of the Atlantic Ocean.

U.S. Navy photo #080225-N-3165S-071 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan Steinhour.

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
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SOUDA BAY, Crete 13 Mach 2008 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) arrives in Souda Harbor for a routine port visit. The Ticonderoga-class cruiser and her crew of nearly 400 personnel departed from Mayport, FL in mid-February on a regular six month deployment. Philippine Sea is deployed with the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security coordination efforts.

U.S. Navy photo #080313-N-0780F-001 by Paul Farley.

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
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51k

SOUDA BAY, Crete 13 March 2008 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) arrives in Souda Harbor for a port visit. The Ticonderoga-class cruiser and her crew of nearly 400 personnel departed from Mayport, FL in mid-February on a regular six month deployment. Philippine Sea is deployed with the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security coordination efforts.

U.S. Navy photo #080313-N-0780F-003 by Paul Farley.

Robert M. Cieri
San Jacinto
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OUDA 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
Bulkeley
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Atlantic Ocean, 5 July 2008 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) transit westward in the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group. The Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group is completing its deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #080705-N-5712P-125 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jonathan Pankau.

Robert M. Cieri
Bulkeley
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Atlantic Ocean, 5 July 2008 - The ships of the Nassau Strike Group (NASSG) transit westward in the Atlantic Ocean as they wrap-up their deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. The NASSAU is made up of the Norfolk, Va.-based amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4); the amphibious transport dock ship USS Nashville (LPD 13); the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48); the guided-missile destroyers USS Ross (DDG 71) and USS Bulkeley (DDG 84); and the Mayport, Fla.-based guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).

U.S. Navy photo #080705-N-2735T-887 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Coleman Thompson.

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
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709k

SCOTLAND, 18 May 2009 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) fires a five-inch gun during a naval surface fire support certification. Phillipine Sea is taking part in Joint Warrior, a two-week NATO exercise off the coast of Scotland.

U.S. Navy photo #090518-N-6247V-010 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Candice Villarreal

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
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320k

SCOTLAND, 18 May 2009 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) fires her aft five-inch gun during a naval surface fire support certification. Phillipine Sea is taking part in Joint Warrior, a two-week NATO exercise off the coast of Scotland.

U.S. Navy photo #090518-N-4275C-010 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Joel Carlson

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
04015823
48k June Hoffman, sister of the late Neil Armstrong and Armstrong's sons, Eric "Rick" Armstrong, center, and Mark Armstrong look out from the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) as it departs Mayport, Fla. for the burial at sea service for Armstrong, Friday, 14 September 2012. Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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55k Members of the Navy prepare for the start of the burial at sea service for Neil Armstrong aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, 12 September 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Saturday, 25 August 2012. He was 82. Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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53k Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, Eric "Rick" Armstrong, son of Neil Armstrong, and other family members are seen bowing their heads during the Armstrong burial at sea service. Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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50k Navy Force Chaplain, Capt. Donald P. Troast, CHC, USN speaks during a burial at sea service for Neil Armstrong. Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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45k Members of the US Navy are seen during the burial at sea service for Neil Armstrong. Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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47k Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, Eric "Rick" Armstrong, son of Neil Armstrong, June Hoffman, Neil Armstrong's sister, and other family members are seen bowing their heads during the Armstrong burial at sea service. Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
04015825
43k Members of the US Navy ceremonial guard hold an American flag over the cremains of Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander and the first person to walk on the moon, during a burial at sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, 14 September, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean. Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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43k US Navy Captain Steve Shinego, commanding officer of the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), presents the US flag to Carol Armstrong following the burial at sea service for her husband. Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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40k Family members and members of the US Navy are seen during the burial at sea service. Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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67k The American flag on the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) is seen at half-mast during a burial at sea service for Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong. Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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50k US Navy personnel carry the cremains of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong. Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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51k US Navy Lieutenant Commander Paul Nagy and Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, commit the cremains of Neil Armstrong to sea during a burial at sea service. Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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27k Members of the US Navy salute in honor of Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong during his burial at sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea, Friday, 14 September 2012 Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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56k A US Navy firing squad fires three volleys. Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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45k Chief Musician for the United States Navy Band, Gunnar Bruning, plays taps during the burial at sea Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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50k US Navy Captain Steve Shinego, commanding officer of the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), comforts Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, after she committed Armstrong's cremains to sea. Ron Reeves
Leyte Gulf
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58k USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) leads USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) ; The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group conducts a simulated strait transit, 10 December 2013, in the Atlantic Ocean, as part of its final pre-deployment evaluation to achieve mission readiness and the ability to work alongside international allies in the execution of the Navy's maritime strategy.

U.S. Navy photo #131210-N-EI510-173 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd class Scott Barnes.

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
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1m

MAYPORT, FL. 15 February 2014 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) departs Naval Station Mayport for deployment as part of a regular rotation of forces to support maritime security operations, provide crisis response capability, and increase theater security cooperation and forward naval presence in the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #140215-N-MJ645-040 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marcus L. Stanley

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
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105k

ATLANTIC OCEAN, 19 February 2014 - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) leads the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) while underway. Philippine Sea, Arleigh Burke and Roosevelt are deployed as part of the George H. W. Bush Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #140220-N-EI510-385 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Ba

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
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148k

ATLANTIC OCEAN, 22 February 2014 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), the guided-missile destroyers USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) and USS Truxtun (DDG 103), and the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) underway in formation during a photo exercise, as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is deployed to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th fleet areas of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #140222-N-ZZ999-003 by Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 1st Class Daniel Anderson

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
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1m

MEDITERRANEAN SEA, 27 February 2014 - The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) followed by the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), transits the Strait of Gibraltar. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #140227-N-VC599-024 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
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1.5m


MEDITERRANEAN SEA, 27 February 2014, The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), attached to the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, transits the Strait of Gibraltar. Philippine Sea is on deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #140227-N-AP620-007 by Lt. Juan David Guerra

Robert M. Cieri
Philippine Sea
04015844
266k USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) arrives in Piraeus, Greece for a port visit on 3 March 2014.
George Haralampides
Philippine Sea
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313k USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) arrives in Piraeus, Greece for a port visit on 3 March 2014. George Haralampides
Philippine Sea
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295k USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) arrives in Piraeus, Greece for a port visit on 3 March 2014. George Haralampides
Philippine Sea
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242k USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) arrives in Piraeus, Greece for a port visit on 3 March 2014. George Haralampides
Philippine Sea
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909k

ARABIAN SEA (June 1, 2014) The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) fires its forward 5-inch Mk-45 lightweight gun during a live-fire exercise. Philippine Sea is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush 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 #140601-N-PJ969-016 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abe McNatt

Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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1.5m

ARABIAN GULF, 23 September 2014 - Sailors stand watch on the bridge while Tomahawk cruise missiles are launched aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) to conduct strikes against ISIL targets. Philippine Sea is deployed as part of Carrier Strike Group 2, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #140923-N-PJ969-092 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abe McNatt

Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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178k

ARABIAN GULF, 23 September 2014 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) launches a Tomahawk cruise missile to conduct strikes against ISIL targets as seen from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush and Philippine Sea are part of Carrier Strike Group 2, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #140923-N-PS473-031 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Garst

Ron Reeves
Philippine Sea
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3.3m Transiting the Straits of Gibraltar on 06 November 2014. Woldgang Hechler

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Combe, Andrew John, CAPT     03/18/1989 - 03/21/1990
Bush, Charles Thomas, CDR (acting CO)   RADM 03/21/1990 - 03/28/1990
O'Connor, Peter Edward, CAPT     03/28/1990 - 06/22/1990
Callahan, Patrick Anthony, CAPT 1966   06/22/1990 - 06/24/1992
Becker Jr., John Joseph, CAPT 1968   06/24/1992 - 04/01/1994
McTigue, James J., CAPT     04/01/1994 - 02/16/1996
McClane, James Lenus, CAPT 1970   02/16/1996 - 04/02/1998
Jenkins III, Robert Donald, CAPT     04/02/1998 - 12/06/1999
Hunt, Richard Wayne, CAPT   VADM 12/06/1999 - 07/30/2001
Nichols, Christopher Thayer, CAPT 1978   07/30/2001 - 03/19/2003
Johnson, Stephen James, CAPT     03/19/2003 - 03/25/2005
Moran Jr., Eugene Francis, CAPT     03/25/2005 - 04/14/2006
Parker, Kim Alan, CAPT     04/14/2006 - 01/17/2008
Parriott, Gary Raymond, CAPT     01/17/2008 - 11/19/2009
Hadley, Herbert M., CAPT     11/19/2009 - 10/28/2011
Shinego, Stephen A., CAPT     10/28/2011 - 10/04/2013
Smith, Wesley Aaron, CAPT     10/04/2013 - 10/10/2015
Rowan, Nathan L., CDR (Temporary)     10/10/2015 - 10/12/2015
Schmidt, John Rudolph, CAPT 1992   10/12 2015 - 05/18/2017
Nilsen, Peter K., CAPT     05/18/2017 -

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


USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) History
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Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.

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