The U.S. Navy’s Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) arrived in Hawaii for a scheduled port visit, March 22.
The port visit will allow the crew to resupply, conduct maintenance and enjoy some time off the ship.
“The crew has done a fantastic job throughout our deployment to the western Pacific, while keeping Lake Champlain mission ready,” said Capt. Jen Ellinger, commanding officer for Lake Champlain. “We are looking forward to our brief stop in Hawaii.”
Lake Champlain began a regularly-scheduled deployment upon departing San Diego in January with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group.
The strike group completed a historic port visit to Vietnam, March 9, marking the first time an aircraft carrier strike group visited in more than 40 years.
USS Lake Champlain (CG-57)
USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser in the United States Navy. It is the third ship to be named Lake Champlain, in honor of Battle of Lake Champlain, which took place during the War of 1812.
Lake Champlain was laid down 3 March 1986 at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, launched 3 April 1987 and commissioned 12 August 1988 at Intrepid Pier at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City with Captain Ralph K. Martin commanding.
Lake Champlain is currently assiged to Carrier Strike Group One.
Lake Champlain is a multi-mission capable platform operated by more than 350 crew members. The ship’s missions include air warfare, undersea warfare, naval surface fire support, and surface warfare.
The cruiser is equipped with two 5-inch dual purpose guns, two MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters, standard SM-2 surface to air missiles, and Tomahawk cruise missiles, providing an additional long range strike capability to the strike group.
MC1 Nathan Carpenter, Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group