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Vincennes

 

A city in Knox County, Ind., on the Wabash River, 55 miles south of Terre Haute. Vincennes was founded in 1731 or 1732 by soldier-explorer Francois Marie Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes, and was the site of old Fort Vincennes, captured twice during the American Revolution—in December 1778 and February 1779—by the Virginian, George Rogers Clark.

 

IV

 

(CG-49: displacement 9,915; 1ength 567 feet; beam 55 feet; draft 23 feet; speed 30+ knots; complement 360; armament 2 5-inch guns, Standard missile, Tomahawk missile, 2 triple torpedo tubes, 2 Phalanx CIWS; class Ticonderoga)

 

Laid down 20 October 1982 at Pascagoula, Mississippi, by Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries. Launched 14 April 1984; sponsored by Mrs. Marilyn Quayle, wife of then Senator Dan Quayle and commissioned at Pascagoula 06 July 1985, Captain George N. Gee in command.


Commanding Officers


Captain George N. Gee 18 Jan 1986 to 11 Apr 1987
Captain William C. Rogers III 11 Apr 1987 to 27 May 1989
Captain Robert B. Lynch 27 May 1989 to 26 Apr 1991
Captain Thomas C. J. McGinlay 26 Apr 1991 to 27 Mar 1993
Captain Charles R. Burchell 27 Mar 1993 to 06 Jan 1995
Captain Craig H. Murray 06 Jan 1995 to 21 Mar 1997
Commander Alan G. Maiorano 21 Mar 1997 to 23 Oct 1998
Commander Samuel Perez, Jr. 23 Oct 1998 to 17 Apr 2000
Commander Robert A. Shafer 17 Apr 2000 to 12 Apr 2002
Commander Steven A. Lott 12 Apr 2002 to ???


Deployments


May 1986 RIMPAC ’86 off Hawaii
12 Aug 1986 to 06 Feb 1987 Western Pacific/Indian & Arctic Oceans

KERNAL POTLATCH 87-1

25 Apr 1988 to 24 Oct 1988 North Arabian Sea/Arabian Gulf

EARNEST WILL patrols

Iran Air Flight 655 incident

18 Sep 1989 to 09 Nov 1989 Northern Pacific/Japan

PACEX 89

01 Feb 1990 to 30 Jul 1990 North Arabian Sea/Arabian Gulf

EARNEST WILL patrols

05 Aug 1991 to 21 Dec 1991

Western Pacific

21-25 Mar 1992

Law Enforcement Operations (LEO)

Seizure of drug sailing ship DRIVEN

12 May to 9 Jun 1992 LEO, off Central America
12 Nov 1992 to 9 Jul 1993

Overhaul (ROH), San Diego

24 Jun 1994 to 22 Dec 1994 Western Pacific

PASSEX 94-2 Japanese SDF

TANDEM THRUST

11 Jan 1996 to 03 Jul 1996 Southeastern Pacific/West Indies

PASSEX Ecuador/Peru

TEAMWORK SOUTH 1996

21 Oct 1996 to 07 Feb 1997

SRA San Diego

05 Aug 1997 to 25 Aug 1997 Shift of homeport San Diego to Yokosuka
14 Oct 1997 to 07 Nov 1997 FOAL EAGLE 97, Korea
21 Jan 1998 to 24 Apr 1998

Western Pacific/Australia

01 Jul 1998 to 22 Sep 1998

SRA Yokosuka

19 Oct 1998 to18 Nov 1998

FOAL EAGLE 98

01 Mar 1999 to 14 Apr 1999 TANDEM THRUST
11-21 Jun 1999

Korean contingency ops

06 Jul 1999 to 16 Aug 1999

Thailand, Malaysia visit

19 Oct 1999 to 05 Nov 1999

FOAL EAGLE 99

19 Nov 1999 to 18 Dec 1999 Malaysia, Hong Kong visit
19 May 2000 to 09 Jun 2000

Hong Kong visit

21 Aug 2000 to 06 Sep 2000

BRIDGE SEQUEL, Philippines

05 Oct 2000 to 21 Nov 2000 FOAL EAGLE 2000
02 Mar 2001 to 04 May 2001 Singapore, Thailand, Guam
17 Sep 2001 to 18 Dec 2001

Diego Garcia, Singapore, Hong Kong

ENDURING FREEDOM

24 Apr 2002 to 10 Aug 2002 Brunei, Bali, Thailand, Malaysia

Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong

CARAT 02

21 Jan 2003 to 1 Feb 2003

CSOFEX, Korea

29 May 2003 to13 Aug 2003

Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia

CARAT 03


Awards


16 Jan – 02 Feb 1987

Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation

(for Arctic BG exercise in Aleutians)

01 Jul 1989 – 31 Dec 1990 Navy “E”
01 Jan – 31 Dec 1993 Navy “E”
03 Jul 1988 Combat Action Ribbon
22 May – 21 Aug 1988 Navy Expeditionary Medal (Persian Gulf)
05 May – 01 Jun 1990 Navy Expeditionary Medal (Persian Gulf)


25 August 2004