The USS ANTIETAM (CG-54), a Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser, was commissioned on 6 JUN 1987. USS ANTIETAM serves her country from her homeport of San Diego, California.
The USS ANTIETAM (CG-54) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:
CG-54 General Specifications
Class: Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser
Named for: Battle of Antietam
Complement: 33 Officers and 357 Enlisted
Displacement: 9600 tons
Length: 567 feet
Beam: 55 feet
Flank Speed: 32 Knots
USS ANTIETAM (CG-54)
third Antietam (CG-54) was laid down on 15 November 1984 at Pascagoula,
Miss., by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.; launched on 15 February 1986; sponsored by the
B. Byron, Representative from Maryland's 6th Congressional District, who
christened the guided-missile cruiser on 19 April 1986; and commissioned on 22 May 1987, Capt.
Philip J. Coady,
Jr., in command.
warship spent the remainder of 1987 fitting out and conducting her shakedown
training. In January of 1988, she entered Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp. for post-shakedown
repairs and alterations.
Antietam completed the availability early in March and began operations
along the coast of California during which she carried out two research projects for the
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in addition to the normal routine of refresher training, systems'
tests, and readiness certifications. That summer, the warship participated in
the multinational exercise, RIMPAC '88, the second phase of which took her to the
2 September, Antietam embarked upon her first overseas deployment, an assignment
that first took her to the Far East and then, late in October, across the Indian Ocean
to the troubled Middle East. After a tour of duty patrolling the Strait of Hormuz, the
guided-missile cruiser headed back across the Indian Ocean late in December,
and the last day of 1988 found her in port at Singapore.
[Note: The above USS ANTIETAM (CG-54) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS ANTIETAM (CG-54), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]