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USS Chosin (CG-65)
Career (US)
Name: USS Chosin
Namesake: Battle of Chosin Reservoir
Ordered: 8 January 1986
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 2 July 1988
Launched: 1 September 1989
Commissioned: 12 January 1991
Homeport: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Motto: Invictus
Status: in active service, as of 2010
Badge: CG-65 crest.jpg
General characteristics
Class and type: Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser
Displacement: approx. 9,600 tons full load
Length: 567 feet (173 m)
Beam: 55 feet (17 m)
Draft: 33 feet (10 m)
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 80,000 shp (60 MW)
Speed: 32.5 knots (60 km/h)
Complement: 33 officers & 327 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPY-1A/B multi-function radar
AN/SPS-49 air search radar
AN/SPG-62 fire control radar
AN/SPS-55 surface search radar
AN/SPQ-9 gun fire control radar
AN/SQQ-89(V)3 Sonar suite, consisting of AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare Suite
Armament: 2 × 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems
122 × RIM-156 SM-2ER Bock IV, RIM-162 ESSM, BGM-109 Tomahawk, or RUM-139 VL-Asroc
8 × RGM-84 Harpoon missiles
2 × Mark 45 5 in / 54 cal lightweight gun
2 × 25 mm
2–4 × .50 cal (12.7 mm) gun
2 × Phalanx CIWS
2 × Mk 32 12.75 in (324 mm) triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 2 × Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters.

USS Chosin (CG-65) is a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser serving in the United States Navy. She is named in honor of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir of the Korean War.[1] Commissioned in 1991, she is currently serving in the Pacific Fleet, based in Pearl Harbor. She has participated in Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom [2]. She is the first ship of this name.

  • In April 2008, Chosin failed[2] its Board of Inspection and Survey (InSurv) examination and was judged "unfit for sustained combat operations."[3][4]
  • In Spring of 2008, Chosin had received replacement gun barrels for both of its 5” guns.[5]
  • On November 6, 2009 Chosin assumed the role as flagship for the counter-piracy task force Combined Task Force 151[3].
  • On November 17, 2009 Chosin rescued three stranded Yemeni fishermen in the Gulf of Aden. According to the fishermen, they were left stranded in the water after 12 suspected Somali pirates hijacked their vessel. The fishermen also said that the pirates gave them an ultimatum to either jump overboard with only a wooden plank as a flotation device or be killed. Chosin medical personnel treated the fishermen and gave them food and water. Once the fishermen were deemed to be medically stable, Chosin transferred the fishermen to a Yemen Navy vessel.[4].



  1. ^ Chosin's About Page. Accessed 06 October 2008.
  2. ^ U.S. Navy Finds Glaring Flaws in 2 Surface Ships, Defense News, 20 April 2008. Accessed 27 April 2008.
  3. ^ Navy Board of Inspection and Survey Report - USS Chosin. Accessed 27 April 2008.
  4. ^ Eisman, Dale, "Lawmakers Seek Openness After Navy Closes Reports", Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, May 4, 2009.
  5. ^ [1], Dragon Digest, July 2008. Accessed 06 October 2008.

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