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USS Jouett (CG-29)
USS Jouett (CG-29) underway in 1992
USS Jouett (CG-29) in 1992
Career (US)
Ordered: 20 September 1961
Builder: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Laid down: 25 September 1962
Launched: 30 June 1964
Acquired: 23 February 1967
Commissioned: 3 December 1966
Decommissioned: 28 January 1994
Struck: 28 January 1994
Fate: Transferred to Suisun Bay, CA. reserve, 30 March 1994, sunk 2007
General characteristics
Displacement: 7,900 tons
Length: 547 ft (167 m)
Beam: 54 ft 9 in (16.69 m)
Draught: 14 ft 9 in (4.50 m)
Propulsion: Two sets GE or De laval steam turbines. total 85,000 shp
Speed: maximum speed 30+ knots
Complement: 418
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Armament: one Mark 42 five-inch / 54-caliber gun, two three-inch guns, one Terrier missile / SM-2ER launcher, six 15.5-inch torpedo tubes, Harpoon missiles, Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft carried: DASH drone helicopter

The USS Jouett (DLG-29) was a Belknap class cruiser laid down 25 September 1962 by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington; launched 30 June 1964; sponsored by Mrs. S. J. Ervin, Jr., wife of the Senator from North Carolina; and commissioned 3 December 1966, Captain Robert S. Hayes in command.

Upon completion of fitting out in February 1967, Jouett was assigned to Cruiser-Destroyer Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and operated out of her homeport, San Diego.

Reclassified as a guided missile cruiser, CG-29, on 30 June 1975, Jouett was decommissioned and stricken from the Navy Register on 28 January 1994 at San Diego. Transferred 30 March the same year to the Maritime Administration, she was laid up at the Suisun Bay, CA reserve.

On 10 August 2007, she was towed to the Pacific to perform her last service; she was sunk as a target ship as part of Operation Valiant Shield 2007.

References[edit | edit source]

  • From K. Jack Bauer and Stephen S. Roberts, Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1990, p. 215. Naval Institute "Proceedings," May 1995, p. 217-219.
  • This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
  • This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.

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