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USS Philippine Sea (CG-58)
USS Philippine Sea en route to deployment with the 6th Fleet
USS Philippine Sea en route to deployment with the 6th Fleet
Career (USA)
Name: USS Philippine Sea
Namesake: Battle of the Philippine Sea
Operator:  United States Navy
Ordered: 27 December 1983
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 8 April 1986
Launched: 12 July 1987
Commissioned: 18 March 1989
Homeport: Mayport, Florida
Motto: Eternal Vigilance
Status: in active service, as of 2022
Badge: USS Philippine Sea COA.png
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)
Draft: 34 feet (10.2 meters)
  • 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
  • Aircraft carried: 2 × Sikorsky SH-60B or MH-60R Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters.

    USS Philippine Sea (CG-58) is a Flight II Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser on active service in the United States Navy. She is named for the Battle of the Philippine Sea during World War II and is the second ship to bear the name. She has completed multiple deployments as part of Operation Enduring Freedom since 2001.

    Operational history

    In 2003, the ship was assigned to Cruiser-Destroyer Group 12.[1]

    In 2010, the ship failed her initial Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) inspection.[2] On 7 May 2011, Philippine Sea departed Mayport for a scheduled overseas deployment to the U.S. Fifth Fleet and U.S. Sixth Fleet Area of Responsibility.[3] On 3 June 2011, Philippine Sea paid a port visit to Kiel, Germany, prior to participating with the multi-national exercise Baltic Operations 2011 (BALTOPS-2011). This exercise included naval units from the United States, Russian, Danish, Polish and French navies, and BALTOPS-2011 ended on 21 June 2011.[3][4][5] On 6 July 2011, Philippine Sea rescued 26 Filipino crew members from the Marshall Islands-owned, Liberian-flagged supertanker Brilliante Virtuoso southwest of Aden, Yemen, after the ship's superstructure was set on fire following a reported attack by pirates using rocket-propelled grenades (RPG).[3][6][7] Philippine Sea transited the Suez Canal on 1 July 2011.[3]

    The cremated remains of Neil Armstrong were buried at sea from the warship on 14 September 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean.[8]

    Armstrong's burial at sea on September 14, 2012

    See also

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


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