Cruiser Chancellorsville to Move from San Diego to Japan

January 16, 2015 10:29 AM
USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) in 2011. US Navy Photo
USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) in 2011. US Navy Photo

The guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) will relocate from Naval Station San Diego, Calif. to join the U.S. Navy’s forward deployed forces in Yokosuka, Japan, the service announced on Friday.

The Ticonderoga-class cruiser is among the first U.S. ships to be outfitted with the Baseline 9 Aegis combat system upgrade.

“This ship, along with her counterparts in the Japan Self-Defense Forces, makes up part of the core capabilities needed by the alliance to meet our common strategic objectives,” the service announced.

The ship suffered $30 million in damage testing its Baseline 9 upgrades in 2013 when an errant BQM-74 target drone struck during the ship’s Combat System Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT) off the coast of California.

The ship will relocate in the summer of 2015, according to the service.

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the editor of USNI News. He has covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services since 2009 and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
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