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U.S.S. VALLEY FORGE

(CG-50)

FIRST IN WAR FIRST IN PEACE

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USS VALLEY FORGE (CG-50) - a Ticonderoga-class cruiser

In Commission 1986 to 2004

CG-50 Deployments - Major Events

Add a CG-50 Shellback Initiation Add a CG-50 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1983-Keel Date: 14 APR 1983
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JUN1984-Launch Date: 23 JUN 1984
JAN1986-Commissioned: 18 JAN 1986
APR1987-OCT1987West Pac
MAY1987- Shellback Initiation - 16 MAY 1987 - Indian Ocean
DEC1988-JUN1989West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG1989-Shellback Initiation - 19 AUG 1989 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1990-JAN1991West Pac
AUG1990-APR1991Desert Storm
DEC1990-JUN1991West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR1991- Shellback Initiation - 4 APR 1991 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1992-JAN1993West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC1994-JUN1995Caribbean
JAN1995-JAN1995West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG1996-JAN1997West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1996-FEB1997West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB1998-SEP1998West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR2001-DEC2001South America
NOV2002-JUN2003West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG2004-Decommissioned: 30 AUG 2004

CG-50 General Specifications

Complement: 33 Officers and 357 Enlisted

Displacement: 9600 tons

Length: 567 feet

Beam: 55 feet

Draft: 34 feet

Flank Speed: 32 Knots