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USS 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
APR 1983 Keel Date: 14 APR 1983
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JUN 1984 Launch Date: 23 JUN 1984
JAN 1986 Commissioned: 18 JAN 1986
AUG 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 19 AUG 1989 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1990 - JUN 1991 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 1992 - JAN 1993 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC 1994 - JUN 1995 Caribbean
AUG 1996 - JAN 1997 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1996 - FEB 1997 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1998 - SEP 1998 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR 2001 - DEC 2001 South America
NOV 2002 - JUN 2003 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG 2004 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