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USS HUE CITY (CG 66)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Hotel - Uniform - Echo

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 20 FEB 1989 by Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS
Launched 01 JUN 1990
Christened 21 JUL 1991
Commissioned 14 SEP 1991
Home port: Mayport, FL

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 Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2)
Second Row - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2) - Southwest Asia Service Medal
Third Row - Armed Forces Service Medal (3) - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (4) - United Nations Medal


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Hue City 34k Starboard bow, view, undated. USN
Hue City 34k Starboard bow, view, undated. USN
Hue City 134k Starboard bow, view, undated. USN
Hue City 461k

July 3, 2000 -- CH-46 "Sea Knight" helicopter circles the Ticonderoga Class Aegis Cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) as it moves up the Hudson river as it arrives in New York to participate in International Navy Review 2000 (INR 2000). President Clinton reviewed all warships participating in the event from the Hue City. INR 2000 is the Navy's congressionally mandated observance of the millennial year and recognition of the Nation's 224th birthday. Over 25,000 sailors and marines from 20 countries will enjoy this week long "Celebration of Seapower for the Millennium".

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Chris Pastol (000703-N-5830P-003).

Bill Gonyo
Hue City 367k

July 4, 2000 --The Aegis Cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) departs it's berth to begin the pass-in-review and parade of sail events during International Naval Review 2000 (INR 2000). President Bill Clinton is on board the ship to review the international warships visiting New York for INR 2000. INR 2000 is the Navy's congressionally mandated observance of the millennial year and recognition of the Nation's 224th birthday. Over 25,000 sailors and marines from 20 countries will enjoy this week long "Celebration of Seapower for the Millennium."

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Johnny Bivera (000704-N-2383B-501)

Bill Gonyo
Vicksburg 347k

February 6, 2001 -- From front: The guided missile cruisers USS Vicksburg (CG 69), USS Anzio (CG 68), USS Cape St. George (CG 71), USS Hue City (CG 66) and the guided missile detroyers
USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and USS Carney (DDG 64) participate in a Coordinated Engagement Capability (CEC) Exercise off the coast of Florida.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Alan Warner (010206-N-2101W-002).

Bill Gonyo
Hue City 73k At sea with the USS Seattle (AOE 3) April 4, 2002 USS Guided Missile Cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) steams along side the fast combat support ship USS Seattle during underway replenishment at sea. Both ships are conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Steven A. Cardali
Hue City 37k The following 10 photos were taken during April-May 2002 in the Northern Arabian Gulf while conducting Maritime Interception Operations in support of Opoeration Enduring Freedom and Operation Southern Watch. Bow view from Gig while at anchor. Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hue City 45k Starboard Bow view from Gig while at anchor. Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hue City 49k Bows on view while taking the Gig aboard. Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hue City 47k Starboard side view from boarded merchantman. Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hue City 49k Starboard side view from the Captain's Gig. Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hue City 49k Starboard side view, late afternoon on 17 May 2002. Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hue City 65k Starboard side view while passing astern of a merchantman. Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hue City 55k Starboard side view while passing across the bow of a merchantman. Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hue City 56k Starboard side view, 5 MAY 2002. Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hue City 46k Starboard side view at sunset. Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hue City 57k At sea with the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), (May 27, 2002 ) Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seven perform fly between the USS Johm F. Kennedy and the USS Hue City (CG 66) on Memorial Day. An F-14B Tomcat breaks up and out to form a " Missing Man Formation " In honor of those who gave their lives to preserve freedom for our Country. Steven A. Cardali
Hue City 47k

Atlantic Ocean, 16 August 2002 - Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) performs a fly over in formation along with USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), USS Hue City (CG 66), USS Vicksburg (CG 69) and USS Sullivans (DDG 68) to conclude an air show performance for over 1400 “Tigers” aboard the aircraft carrier. Kennedy and CVW-7 are returning home after completing a six month long deployment conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

U.S. Navy photo #020816-N-9719H-001 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Dominick Haen.

Steven A. Cardali
Hue City 129k Port bow view while in drydock 17 JAN 2003 Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hue City 131k Port bow view while in drydock 17 JAN 2003 Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hue City 207k Gunnery practice off Djibouti, APR 2003. Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hue City 37k Starboard broadside view while anchored, AUG 2003. Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hue City 38k Port bow view while anchored, AUG 2003. Lt Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Hue City 202k Looking aft from the Forecastle. 14 DEC 2004 during a port visit in TRIESTE, Italy. Frank M. Egger
Lienz
Tyrol / Austria
Hue City 244k Looking forward on the Hanger Deck. Note the two SH-50 Seahawk's. 14 DEC 2004 during a port visit in TRIESTE, Italy. Frank M. Egger
Lienz
Tyrol / Austria
Hue City 293k Looking aft from the Hanger Deck. 14 DEC 2004 during a port visit in TRIESTE, Italy. Frank M. Egger
Lienz
Tyrol / Austria
Hue City 239k The forward superstructure. 14 DEC 2004 during a port visit in TRIESTE, Italy. Frank M. Egger
Lienz
Tyrol / Austria
Hue City 248k Starboard side view. 14 DEC 2004 during a port visit in TRIESTE, Italy. Frank M. Egger
Lienz
Tyrol / Austria
Hue City 248k Starboard bow view. 14 DEC 2004 during a port visit in TRIESTE, Italy. Frank M. Egger
Lienz
Tyrol / Austria
Hue City 248k Starboard bow view. Note the Golden Anchor indicating that the command received the "Retention Excellence award". 14 DEC 2004 during a port visit in TRIESTE, Italy. Frank M. Egger
Lienz
Tyrol / Austria
Hue City
04016633
471k

Russian Federation Navy guided missile destroyer RFNS Admiral Levchenko (DDG 605), foreground, and the guided missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) maneuver alongside one another during tactical maneuvering drills in the North Sea, support of Northern Eagle 1 October 2004. The bi-lateral exercise is aimed to enhance security cooperation and promote interoperability and understanding between the two navies.

U.S. Navy photo # 041001-N-9336V-001 by Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 3rd Class William E. Andorfer. U.S. Navy News Service

Robert Hurst
Hue City
04016632
80k

Mayport, FL, 6 October 2006 - Tugboats assist guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) as she pulls into her homeport of Mayport, Fla., after completing a surge deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations around the Horn of Africa and relief operations in the Mediterranean Sea. While on deployment, Hue City responded to the coast of Lebanon to support the evacuation of American citizens during ongoing hostilities.

U.S. Navy photo #061006-N-1810F-011 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lynn Friant.

Robert M. Cieri
Hue City
04016631
53k

ATLANTIC OCEAN, 6 April 2007 - Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) leads Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) as the two ships follow in formation behind Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is underway conducting Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA), a standard used to evaluate a ship's readiness for deployment.

U.S. Navy photo #070406-N-5345W-287 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher Wilson.

Robert M. Cieri
San Jacinto
04015613
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
Gonzalez
05016651
127k

Mediterranean Sea, 18 May 2008 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) meet in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Hue City is returning to homeport from a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf and Gonzalez is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #080518-N-3202K-001.

Robert M. Cieri
Gonzalez
05016652
152k

Mediterranean Sea, 18 May 2008 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) meet in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Hue City is returning to homeport from a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf and Gonzalez is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #080518-N-3202K-005.

Robert M. Cieri
Hue City
04016634
186k

MEDITERRANEAN SEA, 4 December 2012 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) transits the the Mediterranean Sea. Hue City is transiting to homeport at Mayport, Fla., after operating with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

U.S. Navy photo #121204-N-YX169-125 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller

Ron Reeves

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Eubanks, Thomas Irvin, CAPT   09/14/1991 - 07/27/1993
Ward, Clement H., CAPT   07/27/1993 - 07/26/1995
Kaye, Theodore Lawrence, CAPT   07/26/1995 - 07/05/1997
Cassidy, Patrick Thomas, CAPT   07/05/1997 - 06/23/1999
Knouse, Craig Richard, CAPT   06/23/1999 - 01/19/2001
Hoffman Jr., Richard Gurney, CAPT   01/19/2001 - 10/15/2002
Young, Orrin Wayne, CAPT   10/15/2002 - 12/12/2004
Grause, Peter Francis, CAPT   12/12/2004 - 12/15/2006
Jacobsen, Michael Joseph, CAPT   12/15/2006 - 07/30/2008
Swain, Anthony Wayne, CAPT   07/30/2008 - 07/12/2010
Stader, Paul Anthony, CAPT   07/12/2010 - 03/29/2012
Uhls, Daniel Bart, CAPT   03/29/2012 - 02/28/2014
Chidester, Wyatt Nathan, CAPT   02/28/2014 -

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


USS HUE CITY (CG 66) History
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Additional Resources
Official USS Hue City (CG 66) website.
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.

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