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Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill is a height in Charlestown, Mass.  The battle, which bears this name, was fought 17 June 1775 on adjacent Breed's Hill.

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After she was acquired by the Navy on 12 November 1917 for service in World War I, the coastal steamer Bunker Hill (Id. No. 1256) was converted to a minelayer and renamed Aroostook (q.v.).


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(CG 52: dp. 9,600; l. 563'; b. 55'; dr. 31'; s. 30+ k.; cpl. 372; a. 2 5", 2 VLS, 8 HARPOON, 6 Mk. 32 tt., 2 PHALANX CIWS, 2 LAMPS; cl. Ticonderoga)

The second Bunker Hill (CG-52) was laid down on 11 January 1984 at Pascagoula, Miss., by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.; launched without ceremony on 11 March 1985; christened on 13 April 1985; sponsored by Mrs. Walter T. Skallerup, Jr.; and commissioned 20 September 1986.

History of Bunker Hill (CG 52) is under construction.


Robert J. Cressman


22 November 2005