U.S. Navy cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) anchors in Romania

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    U.S. Navy cruiser anchors in Port of Constanta
    7 June 2011

    The USS Monterey cruiser on Monday anchored in the Passenger Berth of the Port of Constanta (south-eastern Romania, at the Black Sea) and will stay in Romania until Thursday within a partnership between the Romanian Navy and the US Navy.

    On this occasion, US Ambassador to Romania Mark H. Gitenstein will be holding a press conference onboard on Tuesday and journalists are invited to visit the US ship.

    'The cruiser's visit to the Port of Constanta is part of the permanent efforts of the US Navy of strengthening the partnership with the Romanian Navy and of increasing the interoperability in the Black Sea area. Moreover, the USS Monterey cruiser is equipped with the AEGIS air defence system that represents the first stage of the adaptive phase approach of the anti-missile shield, an important element to Romania, which agreed to host interceptors within the second phase of the programme,' representatives of the US Embassy to Romania informed in a press release.

    Source: Actmedia News Agency
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    U.S. Navy USS Monterey (CG 61):

    Class and 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)

    Draught: 34 feet (10.2 meters)

    Propulsion: 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)

    Complement: 33 officers, 27 Chief Petty Officers, and approx. 340 enlisted

    Sensors and processing systems:

    AN/SPY-1A/B multi-function radar
    AN/SPS-49 air search radar
    AN/SPG-62 fire control radar
    AN/SPS-73 surface search radar
    AN/SPQ-9 gun fire control radar
    AN/SQQ-89(V)3 Sonar suite, consisting of

    - AN/SQS-53B/C/D active sonar
    - AN/SQR-19 TACTAS passive sonar
    - AN/SQQ-28 light airborne multi-purpose system
    - AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare Suite

    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 long-range Tomahawk cruise missiles, 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.

    File Photos: USS Monterey (CG 61)



    The U.S. Navy has 22 Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers in active service:

    USS Bunker Hill CG-52
    USS Mobile Bay CG-53
    USS Antietam CG-54
    USS Leyte Gulf CG-55
    USS San Jacinto CG-56
    USS Lake Champlain CG-57
    USS Philippine Sea CG-58
    USS Princeton CG-59
    USS Normandy CG-60
    USS Monterey CG-61
    USS Chancellorsville CG-62
    USS Cowpens CG-63
    USS Gettysburg CG-64
    USS Chosin CG-65
    USS Hué City CG-66
    USS Shiloh CG-67
    USS Anzio CG-68
    USS Vicksburg CG-69
    USS Lake Erie CG-70
    USS Cape St. George CG-71
    USS Vella Gulf CG-72
    USS Port Royal CG-73
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2011

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