USS Chancellorsville going to Japan this summer

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville transits the Pacific Ocean in this June 2010 photo.


By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 20, 2015

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A recently upgraded guided-missile cruiser is to arrive at Yokosuka Naval Base this summer, highlighting Washington’s commitment to the Asia-Pacific.

The USS Chancellorsville recently completed a combat systems upgrade through the Navy’s Cruiser Modernization program, making it one of the most capable ships in the Ticonderoga class, Navy officials said in a statement Friday.

It will be the first forward-deployed ship with the Aegis Baseline 9 combat system, the statement said. The system’s capabilities include state-of-the-art air, surface and undersea warfare systems.

The Chancellorsville will arrive sometime in the summer and will make Yokosuka its home port, the statement said. Its current home port is San Diego.

“This ship, along with her counterparts in the Japan Self-Defense Forces, makes up part of the core capabilities needed by the alliance to meet our common strategic objectives,” the statement said.


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