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USS Hué City (CG-66)
USS Hue City (CG 66) in the Atlantic Ocean April 2007
USS Hué City (CG-66) in April 2007
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Name: USS Hué City
Namesake: Battle of Hue
Operator: Flag of the United States.svg United States Navy
Ordered: 16 April 1987
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 20 February 1989
Launched: 1 June 1990
Acquired: 28 June 1991
Commissioned: 14 September 1991
Homeport: Mayport, Florida
Motto: Fidelity, Courage, Honor
Status: in active service, as of 2020
Badge: USS Hue City CG-66 Crest
General characteristics
Class & type: Ticonderoga-class cruiser
Displacement: Approx. 9,600 long tons (9,800 t) full load
Length: 567 feet (173 m)
Beam: 55 feet (16.8 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:
Armament:
  • 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
  • Aircraft carried: 2 × Sikorsky SH-60B or MH-60R Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters.

    USS Hué City (CG-66) is a Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser serving in the United States Navy. She is named for the Battle of Hue, fought in the city during the Tet Offensive 1968 by the 1st Marine Regiment (composed of 1st Battalion/1st Marines, 1st Battalion/5th Marines, 2nd Battalion/5th Marines and attached units) during the Vietnam War. The three battalion commanders were the honored guests at her 1991 commissioning. Annually the ship hosts a Battle of Hue Memorial Service attended by ship's company and veterans of the battle from the Marines, Navy corpsmen, and attached units. Hué City is the only U.S. Navy ship named for a Vietnam War battle, although it had been planned to name LHA-5 as USS Khe Sanh after the Battle of Khe Sanh, but that ship was commissioned in 1976 as the USS Peleliu.

    The warship took part in the Sixth International Naval Review in New York City in July 2000, attended by President Bill Clinton.

    In March 2003 Hue City was assigned to Naval Surface Group Two.[1]

    ReferencesEdit

    This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.

    1. http://www.hazegray.org/worldnav/usa/surface.htm, accessed May 2012

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