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CGN 35 Truxtun

On 27 May 1967 USS TRUXTUN was commissioned as the US Navy's fourth nuclear-powered surface ship following USS BAINBRIDGE (CGN-25), USS LONG BEACH (CGN-9) and USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65). TRUXTUN made history in 1971 by becoming the first nuclear powered surface ship to visit Yokosuka, Japan. From February 1974 to June 1975 TRUXTUN underwent her first comprehensive overhaul and nuclear refueling at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington. Upon completion of overhaul USS TRUXTUN (DLGN-35) was redesignated as a Nuclear Guided Missile Cruiser (CGN). From September 1982 to July 1984 USS TRUXTUN underwent her final complex overhaul at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard which included upgrading the combat system suite to its final configuration.


Displacement 9,127 tons (full load)
Length 564 feet
Beam 58 feet
Max Speed 30-plus knots
Power Plant 2 - D2G General Electric nuclear reactors;
2 geared steam turbines, 2 shafts, 60,000 shp
Aircraft 1 - SH-2 (LAMPS)
Armament Standard Missiles (ER)
8 - Harpoon (from two Mk141 quad launchers)
4 - MK 46 torpedoes (from fixed single tubes)
1 - Mk42 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun
2 - 20mm Phalanx CIWS
Combat Systems SPS-48 3D Air Search Radar
SPS-49 Air Search Radar
SPS-67 Surface Search Radar

SQQ-26 Sonar [bow mounted]

1 Mk14 Weapon Direction System
4 Mk76 Missile Fire Control System
1 Mk86 Gun Fire Control System
1 Mk114 ASW Fire Control System
2 SPG-55 Radars

SLQ-32 EW system
Complement 567 (37 officer, 530 enlisted)


Name Number Builder Homeport Ordered Commissioned Decommissioned
USS Truxtun CGN 35 New York SBSan Diego23 Jun 196227 May 196711 Sept 1995

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Originally created by John Pike
Updated Monday, January 24, 2000 11:35:08 AM