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Bunker Hill II (CG-52)

The first and second ships named Bunker Hill honored the battle fought on 17 June 1775 on adjacent Breed's Hill. 


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.).


(CG-52: displacement 9,600; length 563'; beam 55'; draft 31'; speed 30+ knots; complement 372; armament 2 5-inch, 2 VLS, 8 Harpoon, 6 Mk. 32 torpedo tubes, 2 Phalanx CIWS, 2 LAMPS; class 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 on 20 September 1986.

History of Bunker Hill (CG 52) pending.

Robert J. Cressman

22 November 2005

Published: Wed Jun 29 23:10:01 EDT 2016