Ingalls Shipbuilding Christens Aegis Cruiser Anzio—15th Of 19 Being Built For U.S. Navy
CG-68, the 15th of 19 Ticonderoga Class Aegis guided missile cruisers to built by Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton, Pascagoula, Miss., was recently christened Anzio.
Principal speaker for the event was Congressman C.V. Montgomery of Mississippi's Third Congressional District.
Aegis ships are designed and built to provide primary protection for the Navy's battle forces. Aegis cruisers are 567 feet long, with a beam of 55 feet. Four GE LM2500 gas turbine engines power the 9,500-ton ships to speeds in excess of 30 knots.
The CG-68's combat system, the heart of the ship's capability, is a significant advance in fleet air defense.
Four fixed array radar antennae, mounted on the four sides of the ship's superstructure, replace conventional rotating radars, enabling the ship and her crew to scan in all directions simultaneously.
The Anzio is equipped with the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS), a multiwarfare missile launching system capable of firing missiles against air, surface and underwater threats. VLS is composed of modules symmetrically grouped to form launcher magazines, located both forward and aft on the ship's deck.
Ingalls Shipbuilding has delivered 54 major warships into the Navy's fleets since 1975, a major portion of the surface combatants delivered during the period.
As lead shipbuilder for the Aegis cruiser program, Ingalls has been contracted to build 19 of the 27 Aegis cruisers authorized for construction since 1978. Twelve Ingallsbuilt Aegis cruisers are now in the fleet, with the 13th, the Chosin (CG- 65), delivered to the Navy last month. Ingalls is also building DDG-51 Class Aegis guided missile destroyers, with six ships under contract.
Other U.S Navy shipbuilding contracts at Ingalls include three LHD amphibious assault ships. The Essex (LHD-2), now at approximately 70 percent complete, is scheduled for launch at the end of the year.
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