USS Jouett (CG-29)
USS Jouett (CG-29) in 1992
|Namesake:||James Edward Jouett|
|Ordered:||20 September 1961|
|Builder:||Puget Sound Naval Shipyard|
|Laid down:||25 September 1962|
|Launched:||30 June 1964|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. S. J. Ervin, Jr|
|Acquired:||23 February 1967|
|Commissioned:||3 December 1966|
|Decommissioned:||28 January 1994|
|Reclassified:||CG-29 on 30 June 1975|
|Struck:||28 January 1994|
|Fate:||Sunk as target, 10 August 2007|
|Class and type:||Belknap-class cruiser|
|Length:||547 ft (167 m)|
|Beam:||54 ft 9 in (16.69 m)|
|Draught:||14 ft 9 in (4.50 m)|
|Propulsion:||Two sets GE or De laval steam turbines. total 85,000 shp|
|Speed:||maximum speed 30+ knots|
|Armament:||one Mark 42 5 in (130 mm)/54 gun, two 3 in (76 mm)/50 guns, one Terrier missile / SM-2ER launcher, six 15.5-inch torpedo tubes, Harpoon missiles, Phalanx CIWS|
|Aircraft carried:||DASH drone helicopter|
USS Jouett (DLG-29) was a Belknap-class cruiser laid down 25 September 1962 by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington; launched 30 June 1964; sponsored by Mrs. S. J. Ervin, Jr., wife of the Senator from North Carolina; and commissioned 3 December 1966, Captain Robert S. Hayes in command. She was named after RADM James Edward Jouett
Reclassified as a guided missile cruiser, CG-29, on 30 June 1975, Jouett was decommissioned and stricken from the Navy Register on 28 January 1994 at San Diego. Transferred 30 March the same year to the Maritime Administration, she was laid up at the Suisun Bay, CA reserve.
On 10 August 2007, she was towed to the Pacific to perform her last service; she was sunk as a target ship as part of Operation Valiant Shield 2007. She sank at, at a depth of 7,500 metres.
The ships bell is currently found outside the entrance to the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence NAS JAX. The bell is on loan from the Navy History and Heritage Command.
- "USS JOUETT (DLG/CG 29)". Nav Source.
- From K. Jack Bauer and Stephen S. Roberts, Register of Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1990, p. 215. Naval Institute "Proceedings," May 1995, p. 217-219.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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