USS Chosin

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USS Chosin (CG-65)
United States
Name: USS Chosin
Namesake: Battle of Chosin Reservoir
Ordered: 8 January 1986
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 22 July 1988
Launched: 1 September 1989
Commissioned: 12 January 1991
Homeport: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Motto: Invictus
Status: in active service, as of 2015
Badge: USS Chosin CG-65 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser
Displacement: Approx. 9,600 long tons (9,800 t) full load
Length: 567 feet (173 m)
Beam: 55 feet (16.8 meters)
Draft: 34 feet (10.2 meters)
  • 4 × General Electric LM2500 gas turbine engines, 80,000 shaft horsepower (60,000 kW)
  • 2 × controllable-reversible pitch propellers
  • 2 × rudders
Speed: 32.5 knots (60 km/h; 37.4 mph)
Complement: 33 officers, 27 Chief Petty Officers, and approx. 340 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
Aircraft carried: 2 × Sikorsky SH-60B or MH-60R Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters.

USS Chosin (CG-65) is a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser serving in the United States Navy. She is named in honor of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir of the Korean War.[1] Commissioned in 1991, she is currently serving in the Pacific Fleet, based at Pearl Harbor. The cruiser has participated in Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.[2] She is the first ship of this name.

Operational history[edit]

Chosin at International Fleet Review 2013 Open Day

In March 2003 Chosin was assigned to Cruiser-Destroyer Group One.[3]

In April 2008, Chosin failed[4] her Board of Inspection and Survey (InSurv) examination and was judged "unfit for sustained combat operations."[5][6] In Spring of 2008, Chosin had received replacement gun barrels for both of her 5-inch guns.[7]

On 6 November 2009 Chosin assumed the role as flagship for the counter-piracy task force Combined Task Force 151.[8] On 17 November 2009 Chosin rescued three stranded Yemeni fishermen in the Gulf of Aden. According to the fishermen, they were left stranded in the water after 12 suspected Somali pirates hijacked their vessel. The fishermen also said that the pirates gave them an ultimatum to either jump overboard with only a wooden plank as a flotation device or be killed. Chosin medical personnel treated the fishermen and gave them food and water. Once the fishermen were deemed to be medically stable, Chosin transferred the fishermen to a Yemen Navy vessel.[9]

In April 2013, Chosin passed its Board of Inspection and Survey (InSurv). On 30 April 2013 Chosin departed her home port of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) for a scheduled Western Pacific deployment. While deployed, Chosin was scheduled to conduct theater security operations with partner nations while providing deterrence, promoting peace and security, preserving freedom of the seas and providing humanitarian assistance/disaster response.[10] In October 2013 the cruiser participated in the International Fleet Review 2013 in Sydney, Australia.[11]

In February 2014 Chosin dispatched supplies via helicopter to Royal Canadian Navy ship HMCS Protecteur after a severe engine room fire left her dead in the water about 630 km (390 mi) off the coast of Hawaii.[12] For providing assistance to Protecteur, the Canadian government awarded Chosin a Canadian Forces Unit Commendation.[13]



  1. ^ "USS Chosin's About Page". Retrieved 6 October 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ "USS Chosin (CG 65) history". U.S. Carriers. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "World Navies Today: US Navy Aircraft Carriers & Surface Combatants". Andrew Toppan. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Navy Finds Glaring Flaws in 2 Surface Ships". Defense News. 20 April 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2008. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Navy Board of Inspection and Survey Report - USS Chosin". Retrieved 27 April 2008. [dead link]
  6. ^ Eisman, Dale (4 May 2009). "Lawmakers Seek Openness After Navy Closes Reports". Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  7. ^ PDF, Dragon Digest, July 2008. Accessed 6 October 2008.[dead link]
  8. ^ Hepburn, Matthew. "USS Chosin Sailors Seek to Deter Piracy in Gulf of Aden". DVIDS. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "USS Chosin Rescues Three Yemeni Fishermen in the Gulf of Aden". DVIDS. 19 November 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Sisco, Dustin W. (1 May 2013). "USS Chosin Departs for Western Pacific Deployment". Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  11. ^ Commonwealth of Australia (2013). "Participating Warships: International Fleet Review, Sydney, Australia, 3–11 October 2013". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 5 October 2013. [dead link]
  12. ^ Petrescu, Sarah (2014). "Fire-damaged navy ship HMCS Protecteur remains dead at sea". Times Colonist (Glacier Community Media). Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  13. ^ Pugliese, David (7 June 2015). "USS Chosin receives Canadian Forces Unit Commendation for help provided to HMCS Protecteur". Defence Watch (Ottawa Citizen). Retrieved 11 June 2015. 

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