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USS CAPE ST. GEORGE (CG 71)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Charlie - Sierra - Golf

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 NOV 1990 by Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS
Launched 10 JAN 1992
Christened 11 APR 1992
Commissioned 30 JUN 1993
Home port: San Diego, CA

Scheduled to be decommisioned in FY 2013


Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (5) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Armed Forces Service Medal - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2)


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Cape St. George
04017107
222k Christening booklet, 11 April 1992. Bernard A. Cardali
Cape St. George 30k Port view. USN
Cape St. George 13k Starboard bow view. USN
Cape St. George 32k Launching missile from stern VLS box. USN
Cape St. George 35k Launching missile from stern VLS box. USN
Cape St. George 100K Undated Starboard bow view while underway. USN
Anzio
04016814
86k (From front to back) USS Anzio (CG 68), USS Rainier (AOE 7), USS Cape St. George (CG 71), and an unknown Arleigh Burke DDG steam in formation, date and location unknown. U.S. Navy
Cape St. George 59K

USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) refuels USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), 2 October 1999.

U.S. Navy Photo #991002-N-7750C-011 by PH3 Class David E. Carter II.

USN
Cape St. George 83K

The Mediterranean Sea, 1 August 2000 - Sailors aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) gather on the flight deck to spell out "IKE 2000" referring to their successful deployment to the Mediterranean Sea in the new millenium. Deployed with Dwight D. Eisenhower were the guided missile cruisers USS Cape St. George (CG 71) (top) and USS Anzio (CG 68).

U.S. Navy photo #000801-N-7750C-003 by PH2 David E. Carter II.

Alex Tatchin/USN
Cape St. George
04017110
43k

Naval Station Norfolk, 18 August 2000 - A young girl watches and waits for the arrival of her father aboard the USS Cape St. George (CG 71), to one of the destroyer and submarine piers.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-SD-03-11125 by: PH2 Chris Pastol.

Robert M. Cieri
Cape St. George
04017111
66k

Naval Station Norfolk, 18 August 2000 - Spectators watch and wait for the arrival of friends and family members aboard the USS Cape St. George (CG 71), at a pier.

U.S. Navy photo #DN-SD-03-11123 by: PH2 Chris Pastol.

Robert M. Cieri
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 #010206-N-2101W-002 by PH2 Class Alan Warner.

Bill Gonyo
Cape St. George 247k

The Mediterranean Sea, 23 March 2003 - A Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) launches from the guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71). The Cape St. George is deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein.

U.S. Navy photo #030323-N-6946M-002by IS1 Kenneth Moll.

Bill Gonyo
Cape St. George
04017109
208k

SAN DIEGO, 30 July 2007 - Guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) approaches her new homeport of Naval Base San Diego. The Aegis-class cruiser arrived in San Diego as part of the first major ship relocation of the adjustment of forces from the Atlantic to Pacific coast.

U.S. Navy photo #070730-N-5207L-010 by MC1 Bill Larned.

Robert M. Cieri
Cape St. George
04017108
42k

SAN DIEGO, 19 December 2007 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) sits pier-side, ready for a judging panel's inspection during the 2007 holiday ship decoration contest. Ships and shore commands were judged on four criteria: degree of difficulty, originality of display, holiday spirit and creativity.

U.S. Navy photo#071219-N-4658L-115 by MC2 Mark A. Leonesio.

Robert M. Cieri
Tippecanoe
091919910
446k

INDIAN OCEAN, 23 September 2008 - USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71) steam alongside amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA-5), not pictured, during an underway replenishment. The ships are deployed supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

US Navy photo # 080923-N-2183K-038 by MC2 Dustin Kelling.
Robert M. Cieri
Cape St. George
04017117
885k
PERSIAN GULF, 10 Feb 2012 - Guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) fires a round from the forward MK-45 lightweight 5-inch gun during a pre-action aim calibration fire exercise in the gulf. Cape St. George was deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communiations Specialist 1st Class Christopher Johnson, USN (12210-N-VY256-067).
Robert M. Cieri
Charles Drew
09751012
880k

ARABIAN SEA, 24 May 2012 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG-104), bottom, USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE-10) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71) conduct a replenishment at sea. Sterett and Cape St. George are deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

US Navy photo #120524-N-XO959-121 by MC3 Amanda L. Kilpatrick

Ron Reeves
Cape St. George
04017113
141k

ARABIAN SEA, 5 July 2012 - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) performs a firepower demonstration alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

U.S. Navy photo #120705-N-NB694-186 by MCSN Joshua E. Walters

Ron Reeves
Cape St. George
04017114
238k USS Cape St.George (CG 71) departing the Island of Malta after a short visit on 23 July 2012. Anthony Vella
Cape St. George
04017115
389k USS Cape St.George (CG 71) departing the Island of Malta after a short visit on 23 July 2012. Anthony Vella
Cape St. George
04017116
450k USS Cape St.George (CG 71) departing the Island of Malta after a short visit on 23 July 2012. Anthony Vella
Cape St. George
04017119
743k


PEARL HARBOR, 25 Jan 2014 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St George (CG 71) transits Pearl Harbor during exercise Koa Kai 14-1. Koa Kai is a semiannual exercise to improve cooperation, readiness and the capability of forces to respond quickly to various crises, ranging from armed conflict to humanitarian assistance.

U.S. Navy photo #140125-N-RI884-081 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker

Ron Reeves
Cape St. George
04017120
538k

PACIFIC OCEAN, 27 Jan 2014 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) refuels with the Royal Canadian Navy replenishment ship HMCS Protecteur (AOR 509) on 27 January 2014 during exercise Koa Kai 14-1 in waters near Hawaii. Koa Kai is a semi annual exercise that improves cooperation, readiness and the capability of forces to respond quickly to various crises, ranging from armed conflict to humanitarian assistance.

U.S. Navy photo #140127-N-XD424-083 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin W. Sisco

Robert Hurst
Cape St. George
04017118
501k

PACIFIC OCEAN, 27 Jan 2014 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) underway during exercise Koa Kai 14-1, with another Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser in the background. Koa Kai is a semiannual exercise in the waters around Hawaii designed to prepare independent deployers in multiple warfare areas and provide training in a multi-ship environment.

U.S. Navy photo #140127-N-IT566-246 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Kolmel

Robert M. Cieri
Cape St. George
04017121
903k

PACIFIC OCEAN, 21 July 2014 - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) is participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from 26 June to 1 August, in and around the Hawaiian Islands.

U.S. Navy photo #140721-N-UN830-111 by Ensign Joseph Pfaff

Ron Reeves

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Nash, Donald Hendrix, CAPT   06/12/1993 - 08/26/1994
Fraser Jr., Powell Alexander, CAPT   08/26/1994 - 05/31/1996
Harvey Jr., John Collins, CAPT VADM 05/31/1996 - 06/01/1997
Army, Dennis Vincent, CAPT   06/01/1997 - 10/08/1999
Hicks, Alan Bradley, CAPT RADM 10/08/1999 - 08/17/2001
Wahlstrom, Mark Gregory, CAPT   08/17/2001 - 11/15/2003
Carr Jr., Nevin Palmer, CAPT RADM 11/15/2003 - 05/28/2004
Yohe, James Russell, CAPT   05/28/2004 - 06/09/2006
Pardue, Phillip Charles, CAPT   06/09/2006 - 03/14/2008
Rabun, Patrick Coffier, CAPT   03/14/2008 - 09/27/2009
Byrne Jr., William Declan (Bill), CAPT   09/27/2009 - 05/28/2011
Gabrielson, Donald, CAPT   05/28/2011 - 02/15/2013
Doran, Michael P., CAPT   02/125/2013

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


USS CAPE ST. GEORGE (CG 71) History
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Additional Resources
Official USS Cape St. George (CG 71) website.
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.

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