USS Jouett (CG-29)

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USS Jouett (CG-29) underway in 1992
USS Jouett (CG-29) in 1992
United States
Name: Jouett
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
Motto: Eternal Vigilance
Fate: Sunk as target, 10 August 2007
Badge: USS Jouett (CG-29) insignia.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Belknap-class cruiser
Displacement: 7,900 tons
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
Complement: 418
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
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[1]

Upon completion of fitting out in February 1967, Jouett was assigned to Cruiser-Destroyer Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and operated out of her homeport, San Diego.

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 11°16′00″N 143°53′00″E / 11.26667°N 143.88333°E / 11.26667; 143.88333, 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.


  1. ^ "USS JOUETT (DLG/CG 29)". Nav Source. 

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