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The USS ANZIO (CG-68), a Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser, was commissioned on 2 MAY 1992. USS ANZIO serves her country from her homeport of Norfolk, Virginia.

The USS ANZIO (CG-68) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

CG-68 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1989 - Keel Date: 21 AUG 1989
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
NOV 1990 - Launch Date: 2 NOV 1990
MAY 1992 - Commissioned: 2 MAY 1992
MAY 1992 - JUL 1992 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JAN 1994 - APR 1995 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1994 - FEB 1995 Mediterranean
OCT 1994 - JAN 1995 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 1994 - APR 1995 Mediterranean
FEB 2000 - AUG 2000 Mediterranean
JAN 2003 - JUL 2003 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 2006 - MAY 2007 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf

CG-68 General Specifications

Class: Ticonderoga-class cruiser

Named for: Site of a beachhead invasion of Italy

Complement: 33 Officers and 357 Enlisted

Displacement: 9600 tons

Length: 567 feet

Beam: 55 feet

Flank Speed: 32 Knots


Anzio (CG-68) was laid down on 21 August 1989 at Pascagoula, Miss., by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries; launched on 10 November 1990; and sponsored by Mrs. Doris Baggett. She was scheduled for completion late in 1991 and commissioning in February 1992

[Note: The above USS ANZIO (CG-68) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS ANZIO (CG-68), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]