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U.S.S. THOMAS S. GATES

(CG-51)

DEFENDER OF THE REPUBLIC

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USS THOMAS S. GATES (CG-51) - a Ticonderoga-class cruiser

In Commission 1987 to 2005

CG-51 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG1984-Keel Date: 31 AUG 1984
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
DEC1985-Launch Date: 14 DEC 1985
SEP1986-SEP1990Mediterranean
AUG1987-Commissioned: 22 AUG 1987
JAN1988-MAR1988Guantanamo Bay
JAN1988-MAR1988Sea Trials
MAR1988-MAY1988Dry Dock
MAY1989-NOV1989Mediterranean
AUG1989-AUG1989Med. Sea. - Black Sea to Sevastopol USSR
JAN1990-MAR1990Caribbean
AUG1990-MAR1991Desert Shield / Desert Storm
MAY1992-NOV1992Mediterranean
MAY1994-NOV1994Mediterranean
MAY1996-JUN1996Panama Canal
MAY1996-Shellback Initiation - 18 MAY 1996 - Pacific Ocean
APR1997-OCT1997Mediterranean
JUN2002-Shellback Initiation - 15 JUN 2002 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN2003-JAN2003Golden Shellback Intiation
DEC2005-Decommissioned: 15 DEC 2005

CG-51 General Specifications

Complement: 33 Officers and 357 Enlisted

Displacement: 9600 tons

Length: 567 feet

Beam: 55 feet

Draft: 34 feet

Flank Speed: 32 Knots