USS PHILIPPINE SEA


About Us

USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) is a Flight II Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser on active service in the United States Navy. She is named for the Battle of the Philippine Sea during World War II and is the second ship to bear the name. The Philippine Sea was the first U.S. or allied vessel to launch missiles against Saddam Hussein's forces during the Gulf War.

Characteristics:

  • Namesake: Battle of the Philippine Sea
  • Operator: United States Navy
  • Ordered: 27 December 1983
  • Builder: Bath Iron Works
  • Laid down: 8 April 1986
  • Launched: 12 July 1987
  • Commissioned: 18 March 1989
  • Homeport: Mayport, Florida
  • Motto: Eternal Vigilance