USS STERETT CG-31

The 3rd ship of the fleet to bear the name – guided missile cruiser

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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
  • 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
  • Reclassified as CG-31 on 30 Jun 1975.
  • Decommissioned: 24 March 1994

Commanding Officers

  • CAPT P.K. Collins               01 Jul 75 – 09 Oct 75
  • CAPT C.G. Farnham           09 Oct 75 – 03 Feb 78
  • CAPT J.S. Donnell III          03 Feb 78 – 06 Feb 80
  • CAPT D.C. Richardson       06 Feb 80 – 13 Feb 82
  • CAPT G.S. Sullivan III         13 Feb 82 – 15 Feb 84
  • CAPT J.H. McCoy               15 Feb 84 – 10 Oct 85
  • CAPT J.L. Lockett III          10 Oct 85 – 06 Aug 86
  • CAPT F.W. Bailey               06 Aug 86 – 27 Sep 86
  • CAPT R.P. Genet                27 Sep 86 – 19 Aug 88
  • CAPT B.M. Plott                19 Aug 88 – 10 Sep 90
  • CAPT T.E. Blount, Jr.          10 Sep 90 – 16 Dec 92
  • CDR G.O. Dorsey               16 Dec 92 – 24 Mar 94

Crew

  • 31 officers
  • 387 enlisted

Helicopters

  • One LAMPS (Light Airborne 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

Read about 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 CG-31 became the flagship of the US search and rescue/salvage task force 71

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