Media interested in covering the departure of USS Lake Champlain on Jan. 4 should RSVP to
Naval Surface Forces Public Affairs Office by 4 p.m., Jan. 3, at 619-437-2034 and meet at the Naval
Base San Diego (32nd street) Pass & Decal no later than 7:00 a.m. Jan. 4.
SAN DIEGO – USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) is scheduled to depart San Diego for a regularly
scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific, Jan. 4.
The guided-missile cruiser will deploy as part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group. It completed a
six-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific region last year.
Lake Champlain is led by Capt. Jen Ellinger who assumed command in September.
Commissioned on Aug. 12, 1988, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser is operated by
more than 350 Sailors and carries Tomahawk missiles, standard SM-2 surface to air missiles, two
5-inch dual purpose guns, and two SH-60 Seahawk helicopters.
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