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USS CHOSIN (CG 65)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Charlie - Hotel - Oscar

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
Fabrication commencement 03 AUG 1987 by Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS
Keel laid on 22 JUL 1988
Launched 01 SEP 1989
Christened 14 OCT 1989
Commissioned 12 JAN 1991
Home port: Pearl Harbor, HI

Scheduled to be decommisioned in FY 2014


Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (5)
Second Row - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (3) - Southwest Asia Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Humanatarian Service Medal - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (5) - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)


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Chosin 35k Port Bow view. USN
Chosin
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193k 29 August 1992, location unknown. Chris Howell
Lake Erie 48k Ships of the USS Constellation (CV 64) Battle Group steam westward across the Pacific Ocean enroute to the Arabian Gulf to enforce no-fly zones and monitor shipping to and from the region. The ships, from foreground to back, are the Aegis cruisers USS Lake Erie (CG 70) and USS Chosin (CG 65), the ammunition ship USS Mount Hood (AE 29), the fleet oiler USS Cimarron (AO 177). 29 September 1999. USN
Chosin 35k Pierside, Pearl Harbor, HI, March 11, 2001. Daniel W. Gless
Chosin 35k Bow view from Bridge. Pierside, Pearl Harbor, HI, March 11, 2001. Daniel W. Gless
Chosin 35k Looking aft from Fo'csle. Pierside, Pearl Harbor, HI, March 11, 2001. Daniel W. Gless
Chosin 66k Starboard bow view while in drydock, November 2001 . Daniel W. Gless
Chosin 60k Starboard side while in drydock at Pearl Harbor circa 2001. Daniel W. Gless
Chosin 61k Starboard side while in drydock at Pearl Harbor circa 2001. Daniel W. Gless
Chosin 59k Starboard propeller. Note the reversable pitch blades. Daniel W. Gless
Chosin 65k Starboard quarter while in drydock at Pearl Harbor circa 2001. Daniel W. Gless
Chosin 55k Starboard quarter while in drydock at Pearl Harbor circa 2001. Daniel W. Gless
Chosin 65k Starboard screw as seen just prior to leaving drydock in March 2002. Daniel W. Gless
Chosin 66k

USS Chosin (CG 65) makes her return to sea in June 2002 after a extensive eight-month yard period. She also conducted a three days of sea trials to validate a host modifications and upgrades made to every facet of the ship since entering dry dock in November. USS Chosin homeport is Pearl Harbor, HI.

US Navy Photo by Photographers Mate 1st Class William R. Goodwin.

Bernard A. Cardali
Chosin 22k Starboard quarter view while underway leaving Pearl Harbor, HI, June, 2002. Daniel W. Gless
Chosin 24k Starboard bow view while underway leaving Pearl Harbor, HI, June, 2002. Daniel W. Gless
Chosin 56k Aft view, date and location unknown. Daniel W. Gless
Chosin 46k Port side view, date and location unknown. Daniel W. Gless
Chosin 129k Bow view, date and location unknown. Daniel W. Gless
Chosin 131k After Missile Deck and SH-60 on the Helo Deck. Daniel W. Gless
Chosin
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99kb USS Chosin (CG-65) passing Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay on 28 May 2005. CAPT Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG (Ret.)
Chosin 207k USS Chosin (CG-65) deployed for ESG-1 on 25 July 2005. Jack Treutle
Chosin
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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, 16 April 2007 - Pearl Harbor-based guided missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) and guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) deploy as part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). The ships will join ESG-5 and will conduct operations in the Pacific and Central Command areas of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #070416-N-0879R-012 by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush.

Robert M. Cieri
Chosin
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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, 28 September 2007 - Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) transits the Pearl Harbor channel as she makes her way pierside to Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor-based Chosin and guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) returned from a Western Pacific deployment as part of Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group.

U.S. Navy photo #070928-N-9758L-041 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael A. Lantron.

Robert M. Cieri
Chosin
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139k

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, 7 May 2008 - CAPT Tim Smith, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) shows the vertical launch missile system to chief of Navy chaplains RADM. Robert Burt. Burt is in Pearl Harbor for the Chaplain Corps Professional Development Training Conference at Naval Station Pearl Harbor.

U.S. Navy photo #080507-N-9758L-063 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron

Bill Gonyo
Chosin
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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, 7 August 2009 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) moves away from the pier as she gets under way for deployment. Chosin is scheduled for a Western Pacific deployment as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group.

U.S. Navy #090807-N-WP746-412 photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico

Robert M. Cieri
Chosin
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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, 7 August 2009 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) passes the USS Nevada Memorial as she departs Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a scheduled six-month deployment. Chosin will be a part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in the Western Pacific.

U.S. Navy photo #090807-N-VM928-015 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Stirrup

Robert M. Cieri
Chosin
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677k

PACIFIC OCEAN, 01 March 2014 - Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) conduct a briefing during a towing operation for the Royal Canadian Navy auxiliary oil replenishment ship HMCS Protecteur (AOR 509) in the Pacific Ocean on 1 March 2014. Chosin is participating in the recovery operations of Protecteur in the waters off the coast of Hawaii.

U.S. Navy photo #140301-N-IU636-265 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Johans Chavarro

Robert Hurst

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Mayer, Martin Jules, CAPT VADM 01/12/1991 - 11/24/1992
Bowler, Daniel Richards, CAPT RADM 11/24/1992 - 09/03/1994
Dean, Dennis Ross, CAPT   09/03/1994 - 12/06/1996
Edwards, Mark Jackson, CAPT VADM 12/06/1996 - 05/29/1998
Gregory, Thomas Joe, CAPT   05/29/1998 - 07/07/2000
Daspit, Peter Randall, CAPT   07/07/2000 - 11/09/2001
Nolan Jr., Richard James, CAPT   11/09/2001 - 05/01/2003
Boorda, Edward Morris, CAPT   05/01/2003 - 12/03/2004
Venlet, Douglas Jay, CAPT RADM 12/03/2004 - 07/14/2006
Lott, Steven Andrew, CAPT   07/14/2006 - 04/02/2008
Smith, Timothy Thompson, CAPT  

04/02/2008 - 03/19/2010

Sheridan, David James, CAPT   03/19/2010 - 04/03/2012
Kelly, Patrick Michael, CAPT   04/03/2012 - 11/14/2014
Brand, Kevin Michael, CAPT   11/14/2014 -

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


USS CHOSIN (CG 65) History
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Additional Resources
Official USS Chosin (CG 65) website.
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.

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