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USS Bunker Hill (CG-52), Port Everglades, US Navy, Naval Air Station, Fort Lauderdale

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USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) is a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser of the United States Navy constructed by Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation at Pascagoula, Mississippi, and launched on 11 March 1985. The Ticonderoga-class cruisers are equipped with the Aegis Combat System and Bunker Hill is the first of the class to be equipped with the Mark 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) in place of the previous ships' twin-arm Mark 26 missile launchers, which greatly improved the flexibility and firepower of the ships by allowing them to fire BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missiles for land attack missions. Other missions include ballistic missile defense and capital ship escort for anti-aircraft defense. The ship was commissioned on 20 September 1986 and is homeported at Naval Base San Diego in San Diego, California. Bunker Hill has seen service in the Persian Gulf during the Gulf War and deployed off the Somalian coast to prevent piracy. The cruiser has forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and has performed missions in the Pacific including monitoring missions during the Third Taiwan Strait Crisis.

Date Digital

2019

Date Original

1986

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color photographic print

Digital Collection

NASFL Ships

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USS Bunker Hill (CG-52), Port Everglades, US Navy, Naval Air Station, Fort Lauderdale

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