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USS NORMANDY (CG 60)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Victor - Victor - Victor

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 07 APR 1987 by Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME
Launched 19 MAR 1988
Commissioned 09 DEC 1989
Home port: Norfolk, VA

Scheduled to be decommisioned in FY 2013


Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski

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Normandy 21k Bows On View. USN
Normandy 124k Port bow view, while underway. Bernard A. Cardali
Normandy 92k Starboard bow view, while underway. Bernard A. Cardali
Normandy
04016024
322k Med moored in Genoa, Italy, 12 October 1995. Carlo Martinelli
Normandy
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229k Med moored in Genoa, Italy, 12 October 1995. Carlo Martinelli
Normandy
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235k Port quarter view while Med moored in Genoa, Italy, 12 October 1995. Carlo Martinelli
Normandy
04016026
292k Superstructure view while Med moored in Genoa, Italy, 12 October 1995. Carlo Martinelli
Normandy
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117k

16 November 1997 - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) (Front), the nuclear powered fast attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) (center), and the fast combat support ship USS Seattle (AOE 3) (rear) transit the Suez Canal. All three U.S. ships are headed to the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq by patrolling the "No-Fly" zone under Operation Southern Watch.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-SD-00-035546 by: PHAN Jason Dent.

Robert M. Cieri
Normandy 517k

16 November 1997 - On board the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) - As seen from the aft of the USS George Washington the Ticonderoga class Cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) underway in the Suez Canal. Following a Presidential order to head for the Arabian Gulf region, elements of the George Washington battle group led by the carrier immediately left their regularly scheduled station in the Mediterranean and began the 7 day passage to the Gulf, which starts with a Suez Canal transit. George Washington will join the USS Nimitz battle group already on station. Both will enforce UN sanctions against Iraq by patrolling the "No-Fly Zone" under Operation Southern Watch.

U.S. Navy Photo #971116-N-1067W-002 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class James Westfall - Digital Film Scan.

Bill Gonyo
Normandy 515k

The Ticonderoga class cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) underway in the Arabian Sea while heading for the Persian Gulf on 19 November 1997. Normandy is part of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) battle group. Normandy is armed with a number of defensive and offensive weapons that include Tomahawk cruise missiles. Following a Presidential order to head for the Persian Gulf region, elements of the George Washington battle group led by the carrier left their regularly scheduled station in the Mediterranean and began a 7 day passage to the Gulf. George Washington will join the USS Nimitz battle group already on station. Both will enforce UN sanctions against Iraq by patrolling the "No-Fly Zone" under Operation Southern Watch.

U.S. Navy Photo by PH2 Robert Catalano.

Bill Gonyo
Normandy
04016020
103k

29 November 1997 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) underway in the eastern Mediterranean sea. Normandy is part of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) Battle Group, and has received orders from the President of the United States to proceed with the USS George Washington (CVN 73) to the Persian Gulf region following the Iraqis repeated violations of UN resolutions imposed following the 1991 Gulf war. Normandy is armed with vertically launched Tomahawk cruise-missiles.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-SD-00-03281 by: PHAN Brian Fleske.

Robert M. Cieri
Normandy
04016022
71k

PERSIAN GULF, 5 December 1997 - On board the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) LTJG Kristen Herr, from Pensacola, Florida, monitors helicopter landing operations from the “bubble”, an enclosed flight deck control station. NORMANDY is currently conducting operations in the Persian Gulf with the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) Battle Group.

U.S. Navy #971205-N-7578S-004 photo by: PHAN Joseph Strevel.

Robert M. Cieri
Normandy 90k Port side view, firing its five inch guns at the training range on Vieques, Puerto Rico, on 26 JUN 2000. Edward Cleary
Normandy 91k

The guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) fires her aft MK 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun mount at Vieques Island during training held in the Puerto Rico operating area on 26 JUN 2000.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Shane McCoy.

Fabio Peña
Normandy 212k

At sea aboard the USS George Washington (CVN 73) 22 JUN 2002. USS Normandy (CG 60) comes alongside USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) to conduct a underway replenishment (UNREP)

US Navy photo by JO2 R. David Valdez.

Bernard A. Cardali
Normandy 163k Port bow view, on its first visit ever to the Island of Malta on 7 JUL 2002. Anthony Vella
Sirius 1626k

ARABIAN SEA, 21 July 2002 - SA-330 “Puma” helicopters transport cargo from USNS Sirius (T-AFS-8) (center) to USS George Washington (CVN-73), while the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG-60) steams in parallel. Washington and her battle group on are a regularly scheduled deployment conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

US Navy photo # 020721-N-7340V-002 by PH1 James Vidrine.

Robert M. Cieri
Normandy 91k

USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS Normandy (CG 60) conduct an underway replenishment (UNREP) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) on 9 SEP 2002.

U.S. Navy Photo #020909-N-1348L-006 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class David C. Lloyd.

USN
Normandy 143k

4 AUG 2002 - An SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to carrier airwing one seven ( CVW-17 ) and the " Red Lions " of anti-submarine squadron one five (HS-15) departs the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) for its return flight to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). USS Normandy is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of operation Enduring Freedom.

US Navy Photo by Photographers Mate 3rd class T.J. Talarico.

Bernard A. Cardali
Normandy 201k

The guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) underway prior to conducting replenishment at sea with the USS George Washington (CVN 73) on 19 SEP 2002. US Navy guided missile cruisers perform primarily in a Battle force role. These ships are multi-mission surface combatants capable of supporting carrier battle groups, amphibious forces, or operating independently as flagship of surface action groups. Normandy home port is Norfolk, VA

US Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jason B. Zalasky.

Bernard A. Cardali
Normandy 206k

19 SEP 2002 - USS Normandy (CG 60) is on a regulary scheduled deployment with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) Battle Group conducting operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

US Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Mathew Keane.

Bernard A. Cardali
Normandy 142k

17 NOV 2002 - USS Normandy (CG 60) and its crew stand range guard, while members of George Washington battle group's special warfare liaison team and explosive ordnance disposal mobil unit two, remove a navigation hazard in International waters with explosives.

US Navy photo by Journalist 2nd class David Valdez.

Bernard A. Cardali
Normandy 48k Starboard bow view underway in the Eastern Med., 11 JUL 2003. Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Normandy 51k Starboard bow view underway in the Eastern Med., 11 JUL 2003. Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Mahan
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98k

GDYNIA, POLAND, 26 May 2007 - The guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72), left, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) are moored together pier side in Gdynia, Poland. Mahan transferred over duties to Normandy as the acting flagship for the Commanding Officer of Standing NATO Maritime Group One Rear Adm. Michael K. Mahon.

U.S. Navy photo #070526-N-5459S-006 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vincent J. Street.

Robert M. Cieri
Normandy
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BALTIC SEA, 28 May 2007 - Guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) shown underway during a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) in the Baltic Sea. Normandy participated in the PHOTOEX with the ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1).

U.S. Navy photo #070528-N-5459S-046 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vincent J. Street.

Robert M. Cieri
Normandy
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213k USS Normandy (CG-60), The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS Evertsen F805 and the Royal Danish Navy corvette HDMS Olfert Fischer F355 in the Atlantic Ocean during a NATO exercise on 13 August 2007. Robert Hurst
Bainbridge
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110k

VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES, 17 September 2007, Guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) and guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) are moored together during a port visit to Seychelles. Normandy is transferring duties as flagship to Bainbridge for commander Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1, Rear Admiral Michael K. Mahon. SNMG1 is one of four joint NATO maritime task forces.

U.S. Navy photo #070917-N-5459S-002 By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent J. Street.

Bill Gonyo
Normandy
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488k

INDIAN OCEAN, 18 September 2007 - Guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) performs a sail pass with the Dutch frigate HNLMS Evertsen (F805) as Normandy detaches from Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1. Normandy and Evertsen have been sailing together around Africa for the past two months with SNMG1 as they conducted several presence operations around the continent. SNMG1 is one of four joint NATO maritime task forces.

U.S. Navy photo By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent J. Stree

U.S Navy
Normandy
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INDIAN OCEAN, 18 September 2007 - Guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) approaches guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) for a sail pass in the Indian Ocean. Bainbridge recently relieved Normandy as flagship for Rear Adm. Michael K. Mahon, commander of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1.

U.S. Navy photo #070918-N-5459S-017 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent J. Street.

Robert M. Cieri
Normandy
04016018
108k

ATLANTIC OCEAN, 4 April 2008 - The Norfolk-based guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) steams toward the Royal Navy aircraft carrier Ark Royal (R 07) during a maneuvering event as part of Constant Alliance 08, a U.S.-United Kingdom exercise that builds on existing defense partnerships. The two NATO allies are jointly conducting a number of exercises in order to increase interoperability and sustain readiness.

U.S. Navy photo #080404-N-4124C-001 by Ensign Adam R. Cole.

Robert M. Cieri
Normandy
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49k Port quarter image while moored at NOB Norfolk on 27 April 2008. Larry Backus

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Perrotta Jr., Joseph W., CAPT   12/09/1989 - 09/20/1991
Gurke, Lee S., CAPT   09/20/1991 - 05/15/1993
Fedyszyn, Thomas Raymond, CAPT   05/15/1993 - 09/23/1994
DeMasi, Francis D., CAPT   09/23/1994 - 03/27/1997
Deppe, James Frank, CAPT   03/27/1997 - 02/26/1999
McCullough III, Bernard Joseph (Barry), CAPT VADM 02/26/1999 - 02/20/2001
Blake, John Terence, CAPT RADM 02/20/1991 - 12/19/2002
Streeter, Matthew James, CAPT   12/19/2002 - 10/29/2004
Hampton, Stephen Wallace, CAPT   10/29/2004 - 09/29/2006
Kerno Jr., Robert Stephen, CAPT   09/29/2006 - 08/22/2008
Griffin, Jeffrey Thomas, CAPT   08/22/2008 - 08/31/2010
Creed, Joseph Daniel, CAPT   08/31/2010 - 04/13/2012
Hill, Kevin Carlos, CAPT   04/13/2012

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


USS NORMANDY (CG 60) History
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: FC2 Christopher Sterner, USN (Ret.)
Address: 4002 Old Orchard Road
York, PA 17402
Phone:
E-mail: Fc2turbomss@aim.com


Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources
Official USS Normandy (CG 60) website.
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.

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