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U.S.S. VELLA GULF

(CG-72)

MOVE SWIFTLY - STRIKE VIGOROUSLY

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USS VELLA GULF (CG-72) - a Ticonderoga-class cruiser

In Commission 1993 to Present

CG-72 Deployments - Major Events

Add a CG-72 Shellback Initiation Add a CG-72 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1991 - Keel Date: 22 APR 1991
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
JUN 1992 - Launch Date: 13 JUN 1992
SEP 1993 - Commissioned: 18 September 1993
MAR 1994 - Shellback Initiation - 5 MAR 1994 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1994 - Shellback Initiation - 5 MAR 1994 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1996 - JAN 1999 Mediterranean
JUN 1998 - FEB 1999 Sea Trials
DEC 2008 - Shellback Initiation - 8 DEC 2008 - Indian Ocean

CG-72 General Specifications

Class: Ticonderoga-class cruiser

Named for: Battle of Vella Gulf

Complement: 33 Officers and 357 Enlisted

Displacement: 11373 tons

Length: 567 feet

Beam: 55 feet

Flank Speed: 32 Knots