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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. 

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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: 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