USS Chosin (CG-65)
USS Chosin Namesake:
Battle of Chosin Reservoir Ordered:
8 January 1986 Builder:
Ingalls Shipbuilding Laid down:
2 July 1988 Launched:
1 September 1989 Commissioned:
12 January 1991 Homeport:
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Motto:
in active service, as of 2019 </td></tr> Badge:
General characteristics Class & type:
Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser Displacement:
Approx. 9,600 long tons (9,800 t) full load Length:
567 feet (173 m) Beam:
55 feet (16.8 meters) Draft:
34 feet (10.2 meters) Propulsion:
4 × General Electric LM2500 gas turbine engines, 80,000 shaft horsepower (60,000 kW)
2 × controllable-reversible pitch propellers
2 × rudders Speed:
32.5 knots (60 km/h; 37.4 mph) Complement:
33 officers, 27 Chief Petty Officers, and approx. 340 enlisted Sensors and processing systems:
2 × 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems containing
8 × RGM-84 Harpoon missiles
2 × Mk 45 Mod 2 5-in/54-cal lightweight gun
2 × 25 mm Mk 38 gun
2–4 × .50 cal (12.7 mm) gun
2 × Phalanx CIWS Block 1B
2 × Mk 32 12.75-in (324 mm) triple torpedo tubes for lightweight torpedoes </td></tr> Aircraft carried:
2 × Sikorsky SH-60B or MH-60R Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters.
USS is a Chosin (CG-65) Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser serving in the United States Navy. She is named in honor of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir of the Korean War. Commissioned in 1991, she is currently serving in the  Pacific Fleet, based in Pearl Harbor. She has participated in Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She is the first ship of this name.
Operational history Edit
USS Chosin (CG-65) at International Fleet Review 2013 Open Day
In March 2003
Chosin was assigned to Cruiser-Destroyer Group One.
In April 2008, Chosin failed her  Board of Inspection and Survey (InSurv) examination and was judged "unfit for sustained combat operations." 
 In Spring of 2008, Chosin had received replacement gun barrels for both of her 5” guns.
 On 6 November 2009 Chosin assumed the role as flagship for the counter-piracy task force Combined Task Force 151.
 On 17 November 2009 Chosin rescued three stranded Yemeni fishermen in the Gulf of Aden. According to the fishermen, they were left stranded in the water after 12 suspected Somali pirates hijacked their vessel. The fishermen also said that the pirates gave them an ultimatum to either jump overboard with only a wooden plank as a flotation device or be killed. Chosin medical personnel treated the fishermen and gave them food and water. Once the fishermen were deemed to be medically stable, Chosin transferred the fishermen to a Yemen Navy vessel.
 On April 30, 2013 Chosin departed her home port of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) for a scheduled Western Pacific deployment. While deployed, Chosin is scheduled to conduct theater security operations with partner nations while providing deterrence, promoting peace and security, preserving freedom of the seas and providing humanitarian assistance/disaster response.
Chosin (CG-65) at Barangaroo during the International Fleet Review 2013.
Mark 41 Vertical Launching System.
Mk 141 Missile Launchers.
Tugboats push the guided missile cruiser USS
Chosin (CG 65) towards the pier in preparation for mooring at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
(CG 65) and the Russian Navy
Udaloy class destroyer
Marshal Shaposhnikov (DDGHM 543) sail in formation during a joint Russian-U.S. Navy exercise.
Hercules drone control aircraft banks to the left while passing over the guided missile cruiser USS
Chosin's About Page. Accessed 6 October 2008.
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Hepburn, Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew. "USS Chosin Sailors Seek to Deter Piracy in Gulf of Aden". DVIDS . http://www.dvidshub.net/news/41766/uss-chosin-sailors-seek-deter-piracy-gulf-aden#.UVSZtRe5OSo . Retrieved 28 March 2013.
"USS Chosin Rescues Three Yemeni Fishermen in the Gulf of Aden". DVIDS. 19 November 2009 . http://www.dvidshub.net/news/41775/uss-chosin-rescues-three-yemeni-fishermen-gulf-aden#.UVSZtxe5OSo . Retrieved 28 March 2013.
Commonwealth of Australia (2013). "Participating Warships: International Fleet Review, Sydney, Australia, 3–11 October 2013". Royal Australian Navy . http://www.navy.gov.au/ifr/participants/warships . Retrieved 5 October 2013.
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