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USS MONTEREY (CG 61)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Romeo - Alpha - Romeo


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 19 AUG 1987 by Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME
Launched 23 OCT 1988
Commissioned 16 JUN 1990
Home port: Norfolk, VA

Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski

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Monterey 512k Starboard view. USN
Monterey 195k Entering Malada Spain. Javier Bueno Iturbe
Spanish Aramada (RET)
Monterey 310k

The Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) participated in Competitive Training Exercise (COMPUTEX) and Joint Fleet Exercise (JTFX) part of the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) battle group. The Monterey is preparing for a six month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf.

U.S. Navy photo #990713-N-9568E-003 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Christian Eskelund.

Bill Gonyo
Monterey 51k Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, 28 October 2002 - The Guided Missile Cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) departs Souda Bay after a brief port visit, Monterey is part of the USS George Washington (CVN 73) Battle Group. Bernard A. Cardali
Monterey 487k

NORFOLK, VA, 16 September 2003 - The guided missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) departs Naval Station Norfolk to avoid Hurricane Isabel. More than 40 destroyers, frigates, and amphibious ships left the naval station piers to avoid any potential damage from the high winds and seas generated by the hurricane.

U.S. Navy photo # 030916-N-4374S-003 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg.

Bill Gonyo
Monterey 262k

The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) anchors out in the bay of Naples, Italy during a recent port visit on 6 July 2004.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Danny Ewing Jr.

Bill Gonyo
Monterey
04016110
115k

SOUDA BAY, Crete, Greece, 15 January 2007 - Sailors man the rails as the guided missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) arrives for a port call on Greece's largest island. The Ticonderoga-class cruiser is currently assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG-2). SNMG-2 consists of vessels from various allied nations and is currently being reconstituted while in port Souda Bay.

U.S. Navy photo #070115-N-0780F-003 by Mr. Paul Farley.

Robert M. Cieri
Monterey
04016108
51k

NORFOLK, VA, 04 April 2007 - Tugboats escort the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) to the pier. Monterey returned from a six-month deployment in support of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2) in the Mediterranean.

U.S. Navy photo #070404-N-1713L-005 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lolita Lewis.

Robert M. Cieri
Monterey
04016109
82k

NORFOLK, VA, 4 April 2007 - Families welcome home Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) at Naval Station Norfolk. Monterey returned from a six-month deployment in support of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2) in the Mediterranean.

U.S. Navy photo #070404-N-5055G-020 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Glassburn.

Robert M. Cieri
Monterey
04016107
95k

ATLANTIC OCEAN, 28 March 2008 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) steams off the coast of Florida. Monterey is conducting group sail operations.

U.S. Navy photo #080328-N-2838C-008 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael D. Cole.

Robert M. Cieri
The Sullivans
05019431
165k

STATEN ISLAND, NY, 23 May 2008 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), and the guided-missile destroyers USS Nitze (DDG 94) and USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) are moored beside the museum and display ship USS Intrepid, which is undergoing repairs at Staten Island for Fleet Week 2008.

U.S. Navy photo #080523-N-8907D-011 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Danals.

Robert M. Cieri
Monterey
04016119
238k

GULF OF OMAN, 7 November 2008 - The Phalanx (Block 1A) CIWS is test fired from the deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61). Monterey and the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group are conducting operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo # 081107-N-5416W-003 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Weinert.

Robert Hurst
Monterey
04016113
291k

NORFOLK, VA, 8 April 2009 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) returns to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk. Monterey returned home after completing a scheduled seven-month deployment with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #090418-N-0924R-009 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cory Rose

Robert M. Cieri
Monterey
04016114
258k

NORFOLK, VA, 9 June 2009 - Storm clouds loom on the horizon behind the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) at Naval Station Norfolk. The storm brought severe weather to the area with strong winds, heavy rain and lightning.

U.S. Navy photo #090609-N-7705S-187 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Todd A. Schaffer

Robert M. Cieri
Monterey
0401611
142k

07 March 2011 - Departs for BMD 6th Fleet AOR

U.S. Navy photo #110307-N-4959G-034 by MC3 Kayla Jo Guthrie

Ron Reeves
Monterey
0401615
580k NORFOLK, VA, 1 November 2011 - A tugboat pushes the guided missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) toward the pier as the ship arrives at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., after an eight-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. Monterey visited 16 ports as the initial platform for the ballistic missile defense of Europe.

U.S. Navy photo #111101-N-XR557-045 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll.
Robert M. Cieri
Monterey
0401612
978k

RED SEA, 06 May 2013 - An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48 lands on the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61). Monterey is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #130506-N-QL471-815 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho

Ron Reeves
Monterey
04016116
1m

LIMASSOL, Cyprus, 21 November 21 2013 - Sailors of the perform line handling on the fantail aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) as the ship pulls out of Limassol after a scheduled port call. Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #131121-N-QL471-023 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho

Robert M. Cieri
Monterey
04016118
1.6m

FUNCHAL, Portugal, 26 December 2013 - A tug boat assists the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) as the ship departs Funchal, Portugal, after a port visit. Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #131226-N-QL471-079 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Billy Ho

Ron Reeves
Monterey
04016117
1.2m

ATLANTIC OCEAN, 28 December 2013 - Damage Controlman 2nd Class Jesse Rollo conducts a counter measure wash-down test on the fantail aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61). Monterey is scheduled to return to homeport in Norfolk after a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #131228-N-QL471-051 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Billy Ho

Robert M. Cieri

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Heaton, Joel Brion, CAPT   06/16/1990 - 07/02/1992
Foley III, John Baptist, CAPT RADM 07/02/1992 - 04/08/1994
Williams, William Robert, CAPT   04/08/1994 - 04/26/1996
Hartling, Robert Michael, CAPT   04/26/1996 - 05/21/1998
Squicciarini, Peter Dante, CAPT   05/21/1998 - 05/05/2000
Walsh Jr., William Aloysius, CAPT RADM 05/05/2000 - 05/10/2002
Flanagan, Glenn, CAPT   05/10/2002 - 05/21/2004
Curry, Bruce Hamilton, CAPT   05/21/2004 - 12/02/2005
Oldani, Robert Emmett, CAPT   02/12/2005 - 10/12/2007
Bostock, Todd William, CAPT   10/12/2007 - 09/10/2009
Kilby, James Wells, CAPT   09/10/2009 - 11/01/2011
Kiss, Thomas Koloman, CAPT   11/01/2011 - 11/18/2013
Cheeseman Jr., Richard John, CAPT   11/18/2013 -

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


USS MONTEREY (CG 61) History
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Additional Resources
Official USSMonterey (CG 61) website.
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.

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