USS Chosin (CG-65)
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|Namesake:||Battle of Chosin Reservoir|
|Ordered:||8 January 1986|
|Laid down:||2 July 1988|
|Launched:||1 September 1989|
|Commissioned:||12 January 1991|
|Homeport:||Pearl Harbor, Hawaii|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2013[update]|
|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)
|Speed:||32.5 knots (60 km/h)|
|Complement:||33 officers, 27 Chief Petty Officers, and approx. 340 enlisted|
AN/SPY-1A/B multi-function radar
|Armament:||2 × 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems
122 × Mix of RIM-66M-5 Standard SM-2MR Block IIIB, RIM-156A SM-2ER Block IV, RIM-161 SM-3, RIM-162A ESSM, RIM-174A Standard ERAM, BGM-109 Tomahawk, or RUM-139A VL-ASROC
8 × RGM-84 Harpoon missiles
2 × Mk 45 Mod 2 5 in / 54 cal lightweight gun
2 × 25 mm Mk 38 gun
2–4 × .50 cal (12.7 mm) gun
2 × Phalanx CIWS Block 1B
2 × Mk 32 12.75 in (324 mm) triple torpedo tubes for lightweight torpedoes
|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. Commissioned in 1991, she is currently serving in the Pacific Fleet, based in Pearl Harbor. She has participated in Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She is the first ship of this name.
- In April 2008, Chosin failed her Board of Inspection and Survey (InSurv) examination and was judged "unfit for sustained combat operations."
- In Spring of 2008, Chosin had received replacement gun barrels for both of her 5” guns.
- On 6 November 2009 Chosin assumed the role as flagship for the counter-piracy task force Combined Task Force 151.
- 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.
- On April 30, 2013 Chosin departed her home port of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) for a scheduled Western Pacific deployment. While deployed, Chosin is 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. 
USS Chosin (CG-65) conducts plane guard duty for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).
USS Chosin (CG 65) and the Russian Navy Udaloy class destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov (DDGHM 543) sail in formation during a joint Russian-U.S. Navy exercise.
A DC-130 Hercules drone control aircraft banks to the left while passing over the guided missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65).
- Chosin's About Page. Accessed 6 October 2008.
- "USS Chosin (CG 65) history". U.S. Carriers. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
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- U.S. Navy Finds Glaring Flaws in 2 Surface Ships, Defense News, 20 April 2008. Accessed 27 April 2008.
- Navy Board of Inspection and Survey Report - USS Chosin. navytimes.com. Accessed 27 April 2008.
- Eisman, Dale, "Lawmakers Seek Openness After Navy Closes Reports", Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, 4 May 2009.
- PDF, Dragon Digest, July 2008. Accessed 6 October 2008.
- Hepburn, Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew. "USS Chosin Sailors Seek to Deter Piracy in Gulf of Aden". DVIDS. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- "USS Chosin Rescues Three Yemeni Fishermen in the Gulf of Aden". DVIDS. 19 November 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
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