Easy Model EM37401 Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser - USS Ticonderoga (CG-47) (1:1250 Scale)
"Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead!"
- Admiral Farragut sailing aboard his flagsphip Hartford while entering Mobile Bay, Alabama, August 23, 1864
USS Ticonderoga (DDG/CG-47), fifth to bear the name, was a guided-missile cruiser, homeported in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The "Tico" was the lead ship of her class. The United States Navy built the first Aegis cruisers using the hull and machinery designs of Spruance-class destroyers. Ticonderoga was ordered as a guided missile destroyer, but redesignated as a cruiser before she was laid down.
The contract to build DDG-47 Ticonderoga was awarded to Ingalls Shipbuilding on September 22nd, 1978. On January 1st, 1980, she was redesignated as a guided missile cruiser, CG-47. Her keel was laid down on January 21st, 1980, and launched April 25th, 1981. She was delivered on December 13th, 1982, and commissioned on January 22nd, 1983, with First Lady Nancy Reagan, the ship's main sponsor, having the honor of christening the ship May 16th, 1981. She completed her final deployment on August 3rd, 2004, and was decommissioned on September 30th of that year. After her decommissioning, she was towed to the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia, with no decided fate. Now in stock!
Length: 5-1/2 inches
Release Date: September 2008