She was very active in the Vietnam War, earning three Navy Unit Commendations, one Meritorious Unit Commendation, and 12 battle stars. Ticonderoga was commissioned in May 1944, and served in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning five battle stars.
Is the USS Ticonderoga still in service?
After being decommissioned in 2004, Ticonderoga was stored at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia. She arrived in Brownsville, Texas for scrapping in 2020.
USS Ticonderoga (CG-47)
|Christened||16 May 1981|
|Commissioned||22 January 1983|
|Decommissioned||30 September 2004|
Does the US Navy still have cruisers?
They were redesignated cruisers in the 1975 ship reclassification. … The Navy has 22 Ticonderoga-class cruisers (CG-52 through CG-73) in active service, as of the end of 2015. With the cancellation of the CG(X) program in 2010, the Navy currently has no cruiser replacement program planned.
Where is the USS Princeton now?
July 28, The guided-missile cruiser is currently operating in the northern Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as Maritime Interception Operations commander for Task Force 55. September 12, The Princeton pulled into Singapore for a week long port visit.