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USS YORKTOWN

(CG-48)

Victory Is Our Tradition

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USS YORKTOWN (CG-48) - a Ticonderoga-class cruiser

In Commission 1984 to 2004

CG-48 Deployments - Major Events

Add a CG-48 Shellback Initiation Add a CG-48 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1981 Keel Date: 19 OCT 1981
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JAN 1983 Launch Date: 17 JAN 1983
JUL 1984 Commissioned: 4 JUL 1984
AUG 1985 - APR 1986 Med - Black Sea - Achille Lauro hijacking
JUL 1987 - MAR 1988 Med - Black Sea - Collision with Russian frigate
MAY 1991 - DEC 1991 Operation Provide Comfort
JUL 1993 - Shellback Initiation - 23 JUL 1993 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1993 - AUG 1993 Dependents Cruise
AUG 1994 - FEB 1995 Mediterranean
SEP 1996 - Homeport changed to Pascagoula Mississippi
OCT 1999 - FEB 2000 Counter-Drug Op Deployment
FEB 2002 - APR 2002 UNITAS
FEB 2004 - SEP 2004 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC 2004 Decommissioned: 10 DEC 2004

CG-48 General Specifications

Class: Ticonderoga-class cruiser

Complement: 33 Officers and 357 Enlisted

Displacement: 9600 tons

Length: 567 feet

Beam: 55 feet

Draft: 23 feet

Final Disposition: In reserve at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Philadelphia Pennsylvania scheduled for scrapping within the next five yea