USS Shiloh (CG-67)

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USS Shiloh (CG-67)
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USS Shiloh
Name: USS Shiloh CG-67
Namesake: Battle of Shiloh
Ordered: 16 April 1987
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 1 August 1989
Launched: 8 September 1990
Acquired: 24 April 1992
Commissioned: 18 July 1992
Homeport: Yokosuka, Japan
Motto: Making Excellence a Tradition
Status: in active service
Badge: Crest of USS Shiloh
General characteristics
Class and type: Ticonderoga-class 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 Shiloh (CG-67) is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser of the United States Navy, named in remembrance of the Battle of Shiloh in the American Civil War. She was built at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.

With her guided missiles and rapid-fire cannons, she is capable of facing and defeating threats in the air, on the sea, or the ashore, and underneath the sea. She also carries two Seahawk LAMPS multi-purpose helicopters, mainly for anti-submarine warfare, (ASW).


On 3 September 1996, while in the Carl Vinson carrier battle group, Shiloh launched six Tomahawk cruise missiles in Operation Desert Strike against Iraq.

USS Shiloh launching a cruise missile in the Persian Gulf, 3 September 1996

She deployed with the Battle Group again in July 2002, and was among the first cruisers to launch missiles in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In March 2003 Shiloh was assigned to Cruiser-Destroyer Group Three.[1] The Shiloh returned to her homeport San Diego, California on 25 April 2003, ending an unusually long nine-month deployment.

In January 2005, she participated in Operation Unified Assistance, rendering aid to those who suffered from the 26 December 2004 tsunami off the coast of Aceh, Indonesia. The Shiloh was one of the first American ships to arrive on scene.

On 22 June 2006, a Standard Missile Three (or SM-3) launched from Shiloh intercepted a multi-stage ballistic missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands, Hawaii.[2]

In August 2006, she arrived on station at Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan, replacing the USS Chancellorsville, as part of a joint U.S.-Japanese ballistic missile defense program.[3]

On 8 July 2009, Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Geathers fell from the ship's fantail into Tokyo Bay while rigging shore power cables. A two-and-a-half-day search failed to locate Geathers and he was declared missing and later was declared dead.[4] A Navy investigation, led by Rear Admiral Kevin Donegan, commander of Task Force 70, found that the accident was preventable, in part because Shiloh personnel had observed Geathers working without proper safety equipment, but had failed to intervene. Nevertheless, the report did not recommend disciplinary action against any of the ship's crewmembers.[5]

In June 2017 a sailor thought to have been lost at sea was found after seven days hiding in the engine room.[6]

In Fiction and Literature[edit]

The ship is featured prominently in the 2012 naval thriller, Fire of the Raging Dragon, by Don Brown.

The ship is mentioned in Highschool of the Dead with the JDS Kirishima and JDS Kongo when the three ships intercept ICBMs.


This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.

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