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USS VICKSBURG (CG 69)


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

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 30 MAY 1990 by Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS
Launched 07 SEP 1991
Christened 12 OCT 1991
Commissioned 14 NOV 1992
Modernization Induction 01 JUL 2016
Home port: Mayport, FL

Scheduled to be decommisioned in FY 2013


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Coast Guard Unit Commendation (w/Operational Distinguishing Device) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (4) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (8)
Second Row - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2) - Southwest Asia Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal - Global War On Terrorism Service Medal - Armed Forces Service Medal
Fourth Row - Humanatarian Service Medal - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (6) - Nato Medal


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Vicksburg 28k Starboard Bow View. USN
Vicksburg 28k Port Bow View underway, date unknown. Steven A. Cardali
Vicksburg
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1.8m Port bow view while entering Toulon harbor, 20 May 1997. Carlo Martinelli
Vicksburg 347k

6 February 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 #010206-N-2101W-002 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Alan Warner.

Bill Gonyo
Vicksburg 38k USS Vicksburg (CG 69) in the Northern Arabian Sea, June 2002 operating with USS Hue City (CG 66) and USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) LT Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
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
Vicksburg 61k Port quarter view JUN 2003. LT Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Vicksburg 50k Port quarter view while breaking away from an unidentified support ship, JUN 2003. LT Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Vicksburg 47k Starboard quarter view while executing a high speed turn, 15 AUG 2003. LT Steve Dundas, CHC USNR
Vicksburg 488k

Atlantic Ocean, 11 June 2004 - The guided missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) receives fuel from the fast combat support ship USS Seattle (AOE 3) in the Atlantic Ocean. Vicksburg is part of the John F. Kennedy Carrier Strike Group, currently involved in a joint exercise, known as Combined Joint Task Force Exercise. The exercise allows all services and several countries to train the way they fight - in a joint environment.

U.S. Navy photo #040611-N-4374S-018 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg.

Bill Gonyo
Vicksburg 333k

10 November 2004 - The guided missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) sails through the Arabian Gulf during sunrise. Vicksburg is part of the John F. Kennedy Carrier Strike Group, currently on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

U.S. Navy photo #041110-N-4374S-008 by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg.

Bill Gonyo
CVN-76
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147k

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), left, and (clockwise) French nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R-91) and guided-missile destroyer Cassard (D-614), guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG-69), and guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG-85) conduct joint operations in the Persian Gulf during a passing exercise (PASSEX), 27 April 2006. The U.S. and France are part of the coalition effort currently conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the region.

U.S. Navy photo #060427-N-5961C-009 by Chief Photographer's Mate Spike Call.

USN
Vicksburg
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64k

ATLANTIC OCEAN, 24 June 2007 - Guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) takes part in a boarding scenario training exercise while transiting the Atlantic Ocean. Vicksburg is underway in preparation for an upcoming deployment.

U.S. Navy photo #070624-N-0841E-277 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Oscar Espinoza.

Robert M. Cieri
Vicksburg
04016913
411k

ARABIAN SEA, 2 April 2009 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) performs maneuvers astern of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is underway for a scheduled deployment in support of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operate in international waters across the globe.

U.S. Navy photo #090402-N-6107D-174 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Dick

Robert M. Cieri
Vicksburg
04016912
364k

ARABIAN SEA, 2 April 2009 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) performs maneuvers alongside the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is underway for a scheduled deployment in support of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operate in international waters across the globe.

U.S. Navy photo #090402-N-6107D-088 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Dick

Robert M. Cieri
CVN-69 Dwight D. Eisenhower
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133k

Three U.S. Navy ships sharing the same hull number, the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG-69), and the guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG-69), sail in formation in the Arabian Sea, 28 April 2009. The three ships were underway supporting maritime security operations.

U.S. Navy photo #090428-N-9988F-815 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Figueroa Medina.

Chester Morris
CVN-69 Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Left to right: USS Enterprise (CVN 65), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), and the guided missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), conduct a Replenishment At Sea in the Atlantic Ocean, 21 March 2012. All four ships were deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet Area Of Responsibility.

U.S. Navy photo #120321-N-NL401-017 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel J. Meshel.

Ron Reeves
Vicksburg
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2.7m USS Vicksburg and USS Jason Dunham as seen from the flight deck of the USS San Antonio during Kieler-Woche (Kiel Week) 20-28 June, 2015. Lucas Blaszczak
Vicksburg
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251k USS Vicksburg entering Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands, 3 July 2015. Carlos Manuel Estrela
Vicksburg
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248k USS Vicksburg entering Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands, 3 July 2015. USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79) is to the right. Carlos Manuel Estrela
Vicksburg
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221k USS Vicksburg entering Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands, 3 July 2015. USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79) is to the left. Carlos Manuel Estrela
Vicksburg
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298k USS Vicksburg morred in Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands, 3 July 2015. USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79) is to the left. Carlos Manuel Estrela

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Vosseler, Paul Kurt Alfred, CAPT   11/14/1992 - 05/12/1994
Wilson III, Thomas Joseph, CAPT RADM 05/12/1994 - 05/03/1996
Shields Jr., Robert Bishop, CAPT   05/03/1996 - 04/15/1998
Wheeler, William Gary, CAPT   04/15/1998 - 07/07/2000
Britt, David Francis, CAPT   07/07/2000 - 07/31/2002
Sweigard, Eric L., CAPT   07/21/2002 - 03/19/2004
Shannon, Thomas Kenneth, CAPT RADM 03/19/2004 - 03/01/2006
Swicker, Charles Clayton (Chip), CAPT   03/01/2006 - 12/09/2007
Nygaard, John Charles (Chuck), CAPT   12/09/2007 - 10/30/2009
Mahan Jr., Timothy, CAPT   10/30/2009 - 07/01/2011
Jones, Logan Scott, CAPT   07/01/2011 - 05/10/2013
Hall, Lyle D., CAPT   05/10/2013 - 07/01/2016
Murawski, Jeffery J., LCDR   07/01/2016

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


USS VICKSBURG (CG 69) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

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Additional Resources
Official USS Vicksburg (CG 69) website.
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.

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