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USS Vicksburg (CG 69)
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USS Vicksburg (CG-69) is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, 23rd ship of her class, and fourth ship of the Navy to bear the name Vicksburg. She is named for both the land Battle of Vicksburg fought during the American Civil War, and the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Vicksburg was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, at Pascagoula, Mississippi. Her keel was laid down on May 30, 1990, and she was launched on Sept. 7, 1991. Vicksburg was sponsored by Tricia Lott, wife of U.S. Senator, Trent Lott. On Oct. 12, 1991, Mrs. Lott christened CG 69 as Vicksburg. She was commissioned, Nov. 14, 1992.

Vicksburg is an AEGIS multi-mission platform ready to face threats in the air, on the sea, ashore, and underneath the sea. She is also capable of carrying two MH-60 Sea Hawk Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) helicopters. Currently the Vicksburg is a part of the Ship Service Life Extension program (SLEP) at BAE Shipyard Norfolk, Virginia. While in SLEP the ship will receive extensive modernizations to make her one the most lethal warships in the world upon completion of the program.

 
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