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USS Shiloh (CG-67)

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USS Shiloh launching a cruise missile in the Gulf, 3 September 1996 (larger image)
Career
Laid down:1 August 1989
Launched:8 September 1990
Commissioned:18 July 1992
Fate:on active service
General Characteristics
Displacement:9,957 tons (full)
Length:567 ft (173 m)
Beam:55 ft (16.8 m)
Draft:24 ft ( m)
Speed:30+ knots
Complement:24 officers, 340 enlisted
Armament:AEGIS[?] weapons system, Harpoon, Tomahawk, 2 x 5-inch guns, 2 x Phalanx CIWS
Aircraft:Two SH-2 Seasprite or two SH-60 Sea Hawk[?]

The USS Shiloh (CG-67) is a Ticonderoga-class[?] guided missile cruiser[?] of the United States Navy, named in remembrance of the Battle of Shiloh in the American Civil War.

On 3 September 1996, while in the Carl Vinson Battle Group[?], Shiloh launched 14 Tomahawk cruise missiles in Operation Desert Strike[?] against Iraq.

In August 2000, Shiloh deployed with the Abraham Lincoln Battle Group for a six-month assignment.

She deployed with the Battle Group again in July 2002, and was among the first cruisers to launch missiles in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Shiloh returned to her homeport San Diego, California on 25 April 2003, ending an unusually long nine-month deployment.

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