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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
AUG 1984 - Keel Date: 31 AUG 1984
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
DEC 1985 - Launch Date: 14 DEC 1985
SEP 1986 - SEP 1990 Mediterranean
AUG 1987 - Commissioned: 22 AUG 1987
JAN 1988 - MAR 1988 Guantanamo Bay
JAN 1988 - MAR 1988 Sea Trials
MAR 1988 - MAY 1988 Dry Dock
MAY 1989 - NOV 1989 Mediterranean
AUG 1989 - AUG 1989 Med. Sea. - Black Sea to Sevastopol USSR
JAN 1990 - MAR 1990 Caribbean
AUG 1990 - MAR 1991 Desert Shield / Desert Storm
MAY 1992 - NOV 1992 Mediterranean
MAY 1994 - NOV 1994 Mediterranean
MAY 1996 - JUN 1996 Panama Canal
MAY 1996 - Shellback Initiation - 18 MAY 1996 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1997 - OCT 1997 Mediterranean
JUN 2002 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JUN 2002 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 2003 - JAN 2003 Golden Shellback Intiation
DEC 2005 - 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