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

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.

 

 

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

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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