CG-31

USS Sterett CG-31 (1975-94)

The Third Ship named after Master Commandant Andrew Sterett. Originally commissioned as DLG-31 a Guided Missile Frigate (1967-75), reclassified as CG-31 Guided Missile Cruiser June 30, 1975.

CG31, FFG60, LCC19

Guided Missile Cruiser CG-31 Characteristics

  • Displacement: 7930 tons
  • Length: 547 feet
  • Beam: 55 feet
  • Draught: 28 feet 10 inches
  • Speed: 30 knots (35 mph; 56 km/h)
  • Range: 7,100 n. miles at 20 knots
  • Complement: 418 officers and men
  • Ordered: 20 September 1961
  • Builder: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
  • Laid down: 25 September 1962
  • Launched: 30 June 1964
  • Acquired: 16 June 1967
  • Commissioned: 8 April 1967
  • Decommissioned: 24 March 1994
  • Helicopters
  • One LAMPS (Light Airborn Multi-Purpose System) Kaman SH-2
  • Missiles
  • One Dual railed Mk 10 Mod 7 launcher for Terrier/Standard-ER SAM
  • Magazine capacity = 60 combined Terrier and ASROC)
  • Eight Harpoon SSM (Surface – surface missile)(2 quad canisters Mk 141)
  • Guns
  • One 5-inch 54-caliber Dual purpose Mk 42
  • Two 20-mm Phalanx CIWS (Close In WeaponsSystem) Mk 15 (2-multibarrel)
  • Two 3-inch 50-caliber single barreled (replaced by Harpoon – 1976)
  • ASW Weapons
  • ASROC launched from Mk 10 missile launcher
  • Two triple tube Mk 32 torpedo mounts (removed in mid 70’s)
  • Radars
  • SPS-10F Surface search (replaced by SPS-67 in 1991)
  • SPS-40 Air seach (replaced by SPS-49 in 1991)
  • SPS-48 3-D search
  • Sonars
  • SQS-26BX bow mounted sonar
  • Fire Control
  • One MK 14 Weapons Direction System
  • One Mk 114 ASW Fire Control System
  • One Mk 76 Mod 9 missile fire control system using 2 SPG-55B radars
  • One Mk 68 Gun Fire Control System with SPG-53F radar (5″ gun)
  • Two Manual visual directors for 3″ 50 caliber guns
  • EW System
  • One SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare Suite
  • SLQ-25 Nixie towed torpedo decoy
  • Chaffroc – rocket deployed chaff dispensers
CG-31 Search & Rescue Operations
September 1, 1983 Korean Airlines Flight007 was shot down by by Soviet interceptors. The US Seventh Fleet’s USS Sterett CG31 became the flagship of the US search and rescue/salvage task force 71
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