USS CHANCELLORSVILLE
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The Chancellorsville (CG 62) is the U.S. Navy's 16th Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser and is named after the Confederate victory over Union forces at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, in the American Revolution. Her keel was laid down on June 24, 1987, at the Litton - Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., and she was launched on July 15, 1988.

July 23, The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Chancellorsville was christened during a ceremony at Ingalls shipyard. Mrs. Sharron M. Martin, the wife of retired Vice Adm. Edward H. Martin, served as sponsor of the ship. Capt. Gordon H. Rheinstorm is the prospective commanding officer.

May 22, 1989 PCU Chancellorsville underway for the first time to conduct Builder's (Alpha "A") sea trials. Underway for Bravo trials on June 26; Underway for acceptance "C" trials with the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) on July 17.

November 4, USS Chancellorsville was commissioned during a ceremony at Pascagoula, Mississippi.

November 6, The guided-missile cruiser underway for a Dependent's Day Cruise.

November 11, CG 62 moored at Naval Station Rodman in Balboa, Panama, for a brief stop to refuel after transiting Panama Canal. Port visit to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, from Nov. 17-19.

November 22, USS Chancellorsville arrived at its homeport of Naval Station San Diego in San Diego, Calif., after a 15-day transit from Pascagoula, MS.

From Dec. 4-15, the Chancellorsville was underway for Refresher Training (REFTRA) in the SOCAL Op. Area. Ammo onload at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., from Jan. 24-25.

January 29, 1990 USS Chancellorsville departed homeport for a Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials (CSSQT) in the Hawaiian OPAREA. Emergent repairs to the #2 CRP system in San Diego from Feb. 4-5; Port call to Pearl Harbor from Feb. 13-20.

March 1, The Chancellorsville anchored off Lahaina, Maui, for a four-day liberty visit. Inport Pearl Harbor from March 12-15; Returned home on March 21; Underway for local operations from April 9-11; Underway for final contract trials on April 17; Conducted Single Shot Shock Test (SSST) on May 2.

June 1, CG 62 entered the dry-dock at NASSCO shipyard for a two-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA). Departed dry-dock on June 23; Returned to Naval Station San Diego on Aug. 20; Underway for sea trials from Aug. 21-23; Magnetic deperming at Naval Submarine Base Point Loma from Aug. 27-29; Underway for local operations on Sept. 17; Ammo onload at NWS Seal Beach from Sept. 20-24; Inport Naval Air Station North Island from Sept. 28- Oct. 5; Underway for routine training from Oct. 15-19, Oct. 29- Nov. 2, Nov. 5-10 and 13-16th; Underway for Operational Propulsion Plant Examination (OPPE) from Nov. 27-29.

From Dec. 7-14, the Chancellorsville was underway for READIEX 91-1A with the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Battle Group. Underway for READIEX 91-1B from Jan. 9-23.

March 1, 1991 USS Chancellorsville departed San Diego for its maiden deployment in support of Operation Desert Storm. Port call to Subic Bay, Philippines, from March 24-29.

April 9, The guided-missile cruiser anchored off the coast of Phuket, Thailand, for a five-day port visit. Arabian Gulf operations on April 20.

April 29, USS Chancellorsville pulled into Mina Qaboos port for a five-day visit to Muscat, Oman. Returned to Arabian Gulf on May 5.

May 24, The Chancellorsville moored alongside USS Cape Cod (AD 43) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for a five-day tender availability. Anchored at Bahrain Bell-Sitrah from June 14-17.

July 2, CG 62 pulled into Jebel Ali, U.A.E., for a five-day port call to get tender support services from USS Samuel Gompers (AD 37). Departed Arabian Gulf on July 13.

July 24, The Chancellorsville anchored in the Gulf of Thailand for a five-day visit to Pattaya. Port call to Hong Kong from Aug. 2-7.

August 7, USS Chancellorsville collided with USNS Ponchatoula (T-AO 146) during refueling at night. The collision ripped off the port hurricane bow, damaged the sonar dome and bent the centerline anchor. The Ponchatoula suffered extensive external damage.

August 18, The guided-missile cruiser pulled into Pearl Harbor for a two-day port call to embark "Tigers."

August 27, USS Chancellorsville returned to Naval Station San Diego after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).

October 13, The Chancellorsville arrived in San Francisco, Calif., for a six-day port visit to participate in a Fleet Week celebration.

November 19, CG 62 conducted Tomahawk Block III Operational Test Launch (OTL) off the coast of southern California.

November 23, Capt. William J. Keating, Jr., relieved Capt. Gordon H. Rheinstorm as CO of the Chancellorsville during a change-of-command ceremony at Pier 2.

December 14, Rear Adm. James R. Fitzgerald relieved Rear Adm. Philip M. Quast as Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group (CCDG) 3, during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the USS Chancellorsville at Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego.

January 13, 1992 The guided-missile cruiser departed homeport for Naval Gunfire Support (NGFS) qualifications off San Clemente Island. Port visit to Vancouver, Canada, from Jan. 17-20; Anchored in Nanoose Harbour, B.C., for CNO project from Jan. 20-23; Port visit to Seattle, Wash., from Jan. 23-27; Ammo offload at NWS Indian Island, Wash., from Jan. 27-29; Returned home on Feb. 3; Underway for local operations from Feb. 24-28 and March 2-6; Moored at Broadway Pier for an "Open House" from Feb. 28- March 2.

March 20, USS Chancellorsville arrived at NASSCO shipyard for a two-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA). Underway for sea trials on May 13; Underway again on May 26.

June 2, CG 62 arrived in Longview, Wash., for a brief stop to embark guests. Port visit to Portland, Ore., from June 3-8 to participate in Rose Festival; Ammo onload at NWS Indian Island from June 10-12; Port visit to Seattle, Wash., from June 12-15; Returned home on June 19.

July 1, Rear Adm. James Stark relieved Rear Adm. Archie Clemins as Commander, U.S. Pacific Training Command, during a change-of-command ceremony on board the Chancellorsville.

From July 6-10, the guided-missile cruiser was underway for local operations. Underway again from July 14-16, 28-30 and Aug. 3-6.

August 12, USS Chancellorsville, with an embarked Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 45 Det. 5 and Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 8, departed Naval Station San Diego for a counter-drug operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility. Inport Rodman Naval Base on Aug. 21, Sept. 9-12 and Sept. 18.

September 24, The Chancellorsville arrived in Mazatlan, Mexico, for a three-day port visit. Returned home on Sept. 30.

From Oct. 30 through Nov. 6, USS Chancellorsville was underway for FLEETEX 93-1A. Underway for COMPTUEX and NGFS from Nov. 16-20; Underway for local operations from Dec. 3-4 and 7-10th; Underway for FLEETEX 93-1C from Dec. 14-17; Underway for TSTA I from Jan. 11-13; Underway for Pacific Missile Test Range from Jan. 20-21.

February 19, 1993 USS Chancellorsville departed San Diego for a surge deployment as part of the USS Nimitz BG. Inport Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from Feb. 25-28.

March 7, CG 62 pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a two-day port call. Inport Sembawang naval base, Singapore, from March 15-18.

March 19, The Chancellorsville anchored off Penang, Malaysia, for a four-day port visit. Turnover with USS Cowpens (CG 63) on March 23; Entered the Arabian Gulf on March 31.

April 4, The guided-missile cruiser anchored at Bahrain Bell-Sitrah anchorage for a five-day port visit to Manama. Port call to Dubai, U.A.E., from April 18-24; Upkeep at Dubai from May 11-18; Another visit to Manama from June 6-10.

June 26, USS Chancellorsville launched 9 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs), around 23.30 local time from the North Arabian Gulf, at the Iraqi Intelligence Center in Baghdad in retaliation for aborted assassination attempt on former President Bush. USS Peterson (DD 969) launched 14 TLAMs from the Red Sea; Another visit to Manama, Bahrain, from June 30- July 2; Departed Arabian Gulf on July 3; Brief stop in Diego Garcia on July 10.

July 17, The Chancellorsville pulled into Fremantle, Australia, for a five-day visit to Perth. Port call to Sydney from July 28- Aug. 2; Brief stop at Pago Pago, American Samoa, to refuel on Aug. 6; Port call to Pearl Harbor rom Aug. 11-13.

August 19, USS Chancellorsville returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th AoR.

August 28, Capt. Gerald J. O'Donnell relieved Capt. William J. Keating, Jr., as CO of CG 62.

September 24, USS Chancellorsville conducted two Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) Operational Test Launches (OTL), from the Pacific Missile Range off the coast of Port Hueneme, Calif., on Sept. 21 and 22nd; Ammo offload at NWS Seal Beach from Oct. 5-7.

October 9, The Chancellorsville moored outboard USS Cowpens (CG 63) and USS William H. Standley (CG 32) in San Francisco for a five-day port visit. Inport Naval Station Everett, Wash., for a port visit to Seattle from Oct. 17-21; Port visit to Vancouver, B.C., from Oct. 21-25; Returned home on Oct. 28; Underway for MISSILEX from Oct. 30- Nov. 3; Underway for local operatins from Nov. 8-10.

November 18, CG 62 entered the dry-dock at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego for a three-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA). Departed dry-dock on January 13, 1994; Underway for sea trials from Feb. 10-11; Underway for Type Training from March 15-18; Underway for CART II from March 24-25; Ammo onload at Seal Beach from April 4-7; Underway for TSTA I from May 2-6, 9-13 and 16-20th; Underway for COMPTUEX 94-9T on June 2; Inport Longview, Wash., from June 6-7.

June 7, USS Chancellorsville pulled into Portland, Ore., for a six-day port visit to participate in annual Rose Festival. Returned home on June 17; Underway for TSTA II from June 27- July 1, July 5-8 and 11-15th; Underway for OPPE from Aug. 3-4; Underway for a Career Orientation Training for Midshipmen (CORTRAMID) cruise from Aug. 8-9; Underway for TSTA III and "Leaders to Sea" program from Aug. 15-19; Underway for a Family Day Cruise on Aug. 27; Underway for TSTA III from Aug. 29- Sept. 1 and Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) from Sept. 12-16.

From October 25 through Nov. 17, the Chancellorsville was underway for a COMPTUEX 95-1A. Port visit to San Francisco from Nov. 11-16; Underway for a COMPTUEX 95-1B from Dec. 12-18.

From Feb. 13-23, 1995, USS Chancellorsville was underway for MEFEX 95-2 in the SOCAL Op. Area. Ammo onload at Seal Beach from March 1-2; Underway for Material Inspection on March 14.

April 28, USS Chancellorsville departed homeport for a scheduled deployment.

May 4, The guided-missile cruiser pulled into Pearl Harbor for a two-day port call.

May 19, The Chancellorsville anchored off Manila, Republic of the Philippines, for a three-day port visit.

May 26, CG 62 anchored at Man-O'-War Anchorage for a three-day visit to Singapore.

May 30, USS Chancellorsville anchored in Makham Bay, Thailand, for a four-day visit to Phuket. Entered the Arabian Gulf on June 11; Port call to Dubai, U.A.E., from June 12-14; Anchored off Bahrain for Inchop brief with NAVCENT from June 15-16; Inport Dubai from July 2-6; Upkeep in Dubai from July 22-31.

August 9, The Chancellorsville pulled into Dubai for the fourth time for a 15-day port call to get tender support services.

August 10, Capt. Edward R. Hebert relieved Capt. Gerald J. O'Donnell as CO of USS Chancellorsville during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.

September 10, The guided-missile cruiser anchored at Bahrain Bell-Sitrah for a four-day visit to Manama.

October 2, The Chancellorsville arrived in Sydney, Australia, for a six-day port visit. Brief stop in Pago Pago to refuel on Oct. 13; Inport Pearl Harbor from Oct. 19-21.

October 27, USS Chancellorsville returned to San Diego after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet AoR.

From Nov. 29- Dec. 1, CG 62 was underway for FIREX II and spotter services off San Clemente Island. Ammo offload at NWS Seal Beach from Dec. 4-6; Underway for COMPTUEX as part of opposition forces from Dec. 11-15.

January 22, 1996 USS Chancellorsville commenced a two-month Planned Restricted Availability (PRAV). Underway for sea trials from March 20-21; Underway for "Leaders to Sea" program from April 3-4; Ammo onload at NWS Seal Beach from April 9-10; Embarked "Leaders to Sea" via helicopter on April 11; Returned to homeport on April 12; Underway again on April 22.

April 26, The Chancellorsville anchored off Acapulco, Mexico, for a four-day port visit.

From May 28-31, the guided-missile cruiser was underway for engineering training off the coast of southern California. Underway again for routine training from June 4-7 and 10-14th; Underway for local operations from July 15-19; Underway for MISSILEX from July 22-24; Underway for Seattle SeaFair Festival on July 27; Inport Port Hadlock, Wash., from July 30-31.

July 31, USS Chancellorsville pulled into Seattle, Wash., for a five-day port visit. Returned home on Aug. 8; Underway for practice engineering certification from Aug. 22-23; Underway for ECERT from Aug. 26-27; Underway for ECERT Preps. from Sept. 9-13; Underway again for ECERT from Sept. 23-27; Underway for FEP rehersal on Oct. 1; Ammo onload at Seal Beach from Oct. 3-4; Underway for Final Evaluation Period (FEP) from Oct. 8-10; Underway for a Friends and Family Cruise from Nov. 1-2.

November 6, USS Chancellorsville, with an embarked Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 47, departed Naval Station San Diego for a counter-narcotics deployment. Inport Naval Station Rodman to refuel from Nov. 14-15 before transiting Panama Canal; Anchored off Cartagena, Colombia, on Nov. 26 to refuel; Brief stop in Colon, Panama, on Dec. 2.

December 6, USS Chancellorsville arrived in Oranjestad, Netherlands Antilles, for a four-day visit to Aruba. Inport NS Rodman from Dec. 12-13, 23-24 and Dec. 30- Jan. 4.

January 13, 1997 CG 62 arrived in Salinas, Equador, for a four-day port visit. Inport Rodman, Panama, from Jan. 25-26; Anchored of Acapulco, Mexico, from Jan. 30- Feb. 2.

February 6, USS Chancellorsville returned to San Diego after a three-month underway period in the U.S. 4th Fleet AoR. The ship recovered more than 3 tons of cocaine.

From Feb. 27-28, the Chacellorsville was underway for NGFS qualifications off San Clemente. Ammo offload at NWS Seal Beach from March 4-6.

March 24, The guided-missile cruiser entered the Southwest Marine Shipyard in San Diego for a nine-month Regular Overhaul (ROH). In dry-dock from April 1 to June 25.

September 26, Capt. Vincent J. Andrews relieved Capt. Edward R. Hebert as CO of CG 62.

From December 15-17, the Chancellorsville was underway for sea trials and returned to Naval Station San Diego.

From February 17-20, 1998, USS Chancellorsville was underway for TSTA I. Anchored off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, from Feb. 28- March 2; Underway for TSTA II from March 30- April 3; Underway again on April 7 for TSTA II.

April 13, The Chancellorsville pulled into Pearl Harbor for a brief port call before conducting routine training in the Hawaiian Op. Area. Returned home on May 2; Underway for ECERT from May 11-12; Underway for TSTA II from May 18-21 and FEP on June 3; Ammo onload at Seal Beach from June 8-11; Underway for a Friends and Family Day Cruise on July 1.

July 7, CG 62 departed San Diego, Calif., for a homeport change to Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, and to participate in exercise RIMPAC '98 off the coast of Hawaii; Inport Pearl Harbor from July 13-15, 20-23 and July 30- Aug 2.

August 11, USS Chancellorsville arrived in its new homeport of Naval Base Yokosuka.

September 28, USS Chancellorsville departed Yokosuka for its first Fall Patrol as part of the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Battle Group.

October 12, The Chancellorsville anchored off Chinhae, Republic of Korea, for International Fleet Review (IFL) in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary celebration of the ROK Independence; Port call to Busan from Oct. 13-15 before participating in exercise Foal Eagle; Participated in ANNUALEX 10G from Nov. 5-12; Returned home on Nov. 13.

From Jan. 20-31, 1999, CG 62 was underway for Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) exercises off Farallon de Medinilla Island; Inport Apra Harbor, Guam, form Jan. 22-25; Underway for sea trials from Feb. 18-19; Ammo onload on Feb. 23 while anchored in Yokosuka Harbor.

March 2, USS Chancellorsville departed Yokosuka Naval Base for a scheduled deployment as part of the Kitty Hawk BG.

March 19, The guided-missile cruiser pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a two-day port call before participating in exercises MTX '99 and Tandem Thrust. Inport Apra Harbor again from April 2-6; Class "A" fire in the uptakes of the forward gas turbines on April 16; Entered the Arabian Gulf on April 20.

May 8, USS Chancellorsville anchored at Bahrain Bell-Sitrah anchorage for a four-day port visit to Manama. Port calls to Dubai, U.A.E., from May 25-29 and June 10-14.

June 15, An SH-60B, assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 47 Det. 4, rescued a pilot and RIO that ejected safely from an F-14A Tomcat (NF101), from the VFA-154, in the Arabian Gulf.

June 30, CG 62 pulled into Jebel Ali, United arab Emirates, for a five-day upkeep. Departed Arabian Gulf on July 15 after turnover with USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55).

July 27, The Chancellorsville arrived in Fremantle, Australia, for a six-day port visit. On July 26, the ship suffered a five-foot rupture on sonar dome; Anchored off Pattaya, Thailand, from Aug. 10-15.

August 12, Capt. Gordon O. Dorsey relieved Capt. Vincent J. Andrews as CO of the Chancellorsville during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.

August 25, USS Chancellorsville returned to homeport after a nearly six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet AoR.

From Oct. 12-14, the Chancellorsville was underway for sea trials after repairs to sonar dome. Underway for a Friends and Family Day Cruise in Sagami Wan on Oct. 15.

From October 22 through Nov. 10, CG 62 was underway with the Kitty Hawk BG for exercises Foal Eagle '99 and ANNUALEX 11G; Ammo offload at A-12 anchorage from Nov. 15-17.

November 23, USS Chancellorsville entered the Dry Dock #5 at Yokosuka Naval Shipyard for a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA).

February 4, 2000 The guided-missile cruiser moved from dry-dock to Pier 6 at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Underway for sea trials from Feb. 17-18; Ammo onload from Feb. 22-24; Underway for local operations on March 9, March 14-17 and 29-31st.

April 11, USS Chancellorsville departed homeport for a Spring Patrol with the USS Kitty Hawk.

April 17, The Chancellorsville arrived in Guam for a brief stop to drop off five ATG riders and to embark a team of Navy and Marine Corps spotters for NSFS exercise. Inport Apra Harbor again from April 22-25.

May 6, CG 62 moored at Sembawang shipyard in Singapore for a four-day port call.

May 14, The Chancellorsville anchored off the coast of Pattaya, Thailand, for a three-day port visit before participating in exercise Cobra Gold in the Gulf of Thailand.

May 26, USS Chancellorsville anchored in Victoria Harbour for a five-day port visit to Hong Kong. Returned to Yokosuka on June 5.

June 14, The guided-missile cruiser departed Yokosuka Naval Base for a four-day underway period to conduct LTT-E. Underway for Engineering UD on June 22.

July 20, Over 7,400 people visited USS Chancellorsville during the Chibbiko Youth Festival, while the ship was moored at JMSDF side at Yokosuka Harbor.

August 2, The Chancellorsville arrived in Qingdao, China, for a three-day port visit. Returned home on Aug. 12 after a 15-day underway period; Underway for TSTA III from Aug. 21-25 and FEP from Sept 6-8.

October 2, USS Chancellorsville departed Yokosuka, Japan, for a Fall Patrol with the Kitty Hawk BG.

October 15, The Chancellorsville moored at Hakata Port for a four-day visit to Fukuoka, Japan. Inport Chinhae, Republic of Korea, from Oct. 20-21 before participating in annual exercise Foal Eagle from Oct. 23-28; Port call to Busan, ROK, from Nov. 2-5; Participated in ANNUALEX 12G from Nov. 9-12; Anchored in Buckner Bay, Okinawa, from Nov. 15-16 before participating in MISSILEX 01-1; Returned to homeport on Nov. 20.

From Nov. 27 through Dec. 12, USS Chancellorsville was underway for NSFS qualifications off Farallon de Medinilla. Port call to Apra Harbor from Dec. 5-9.

From February 8-14, 2001, CG 62 was underway in support of the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) sea trials.

March 2, USS Chancellorsville departed Yokosuka for an extended Spring Patrol, as part of the Kitty Hawk Battle Group. Inport Yokosuka from March 4-6 to repair the helo hangar door that jammed on March 3 due to heavy seas.

March 22, The guided-missile cruiser pulled into Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a four-day port call. Arrived in Gulf of Thailand for Thai PASSEX on April 1.

April 5, USS Chancellorsville anchored off the coast of Pattaya, Thailand, for a four-day port visit.

April 20, The chancellorsville arrived in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, for a 10-day port visit.

From May 10-20, CG 62 participated in annual exercise Tandem Thrust, within Austalia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Every night the ship moved outside the park to pump-and-dump trash and waste.

May 24, USS Chancellorsville arrived in Sydney, Australia, for a five-day port visit. Brief stop in Apra Harbor on June 7 to embark "Tigers."

June 11, The Chancellorsville returned to homeport after more than a three-month underway period in the western and southern Pacific.

July 20, More than 4,000 people visited the cruiser during an "Open House" at Pier Y1 in conjunction with the Chibbiko Youth Festival. Underway for PCO operations from July 30-31.

August 3, Capt. Thomas S. Kennedy relieved Capt. Gordon O. Dorsey as CO of the Chancellorsville during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Yokosuka.

November 5, USS Chancellorsville underway for ammo onload at A-12 anchorage after a two-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).

November 9, The Chancellorsville departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka to participate in exercise Neptune Thunder.

November 11, The Chancellorsville moored at Busan naval base, ROK, for a two-day port call. Inport Busan again from Dec. 5-6; Returned home on Dec. 14.

October 2?, 2002 USS Chancellorsville departed Yokosuka for a seven-week Fall Patrol with the Kitty Hawk BG. Participated in ANNUALEX 14G in November.

From January 14-16, 2003, the Chancellorsville was underway for ammo onload at A-12 anchorage.

From Feb. 15-28, CG 62 was underway for NSFS qualifications off Okinawa. Inport White Beach Naval Facility from Feb. 21-24; Underway for INSURV rehersal on March 5.

From March 6 through April 7, USS Chancellorsville was underway in the Sea of Japan for intelligence gathering.

April 28, The Chancellorsville entered the Dry Dock #5 at Yokosuka Naval Shipyard for a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA). Departed dry-dock on July 3; Underway for ammo onload at A-12 anchorage from July 15-18; Underway for sea trials and PCO operations from July 21-25.

July 25, Capt. Jonathan E. Will relieved Capt. Thomas S. Kennedy as CO of CG 62 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at sea.

August 3, Nearly 1,000 people visited the Chancellorsville during an "Open House" at Pier 10, Fleet Activities Yokosuka.

August 11, USS Chancellorsville departed homeport in support of Counter Special Operations Forces Exercise (CSOFEX). Port call to Busan, ROK, from Aug. 14-17.

August 25, The guided-missile cruise arrived in Kagoshima, Japan, for a three-day port visit. Returned home on Aug. 30; Underway for ammo onload from Sept. 2-3; Unerway again on Sept. 22; Inport White Beach, Okinawa, from Sept. 30- Oct. 1; Anchored off Hong Kong from Oct. 4-8; Brief stop in Okinawa from Oct. 11-12; Returned home on Oct. 14; Underway again on Oct. 18.

October 22, The Chancellorsville pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a three-day port call. The ship is acting as a host vessel to two warships of the People's Republic of China, PLAN Shenzhen (DD 167) and PLAN Qinghai Hu (AO 885), which are making their navy's the first ever port visit to Guam; Returned to homeport on Oct. 28.

November 1, USS Chancellorsville departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a Fall Patrol as part of the USS Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group. Inport White Beach, Okinawa, Japan, from Nov. 3-4 before participating in a MISSILEX 04-1.

November 10, The Chancellorsville moored at Changi Naval Base, Singapore, for a four-day port visit to participate in International Maritime Defense Exhibition (IMDEX) Asia 2003.

November 21, CG 62 moored at White Beach Naval Facility for a brief stop to take on fuel and supplies. Inport Sasebo, Japan, from Nov. 22-23 and Nov. 28- Dec. 2; Returned home on Dec. 4; Underway for UD from Dec. 12-13; Underway for INSURV assessment on Dec. 17.

May 4, 2004 The Chancellorsville provided humanitarian assistance to an Indonesian fishing vessel in the Molucca Sea.

July 19, USS Chancellorsville departed Yokosuka, Japan, to participate in the Summer Pulse 2004 and training exercise Joint Air and Sea Exercises (JASEX) '04, with the USS Kitty Hawk CSG. Returned to homeport on Sept. 7.

February 20, 2005 CG 62 is currently undergoing a nine-week Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) period at Yokosuka Naval Shipyard.

April 22, Capt. King H. Dietrich relieved Capt. Jonathan E. Will as the 9th CO of USS Chancellorsville.

August 20, USS Chancellorsville returned to Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a three-month underway period in support of Talisman Saber 2005, the third annual Orange Crush and Joint Air and Sea Exercise (JASEX) 2005.

November 28, The guided-missile cruiser departed Hong Kong after a scheduled port visit. The Chancellorsville participated in Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 17G, with the Kitty Hawk CSG, from Nov. 9-18.

December 12, USS Chancellorsville returned to Yokosuka, Japan, after a seven-week Fall Patrol.

February 25, 2006 The Chancellorsville recently anchored off the coast of Pattaya, Thailand, for a scheduled port visit. The ship also visited Singapore in mid-February.

April 6, USS Chancellorsville departed Yokosuka Naval Base for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.

August 29, Capt. Kevin S.J. Eyer relieved Capt. King H. Dietrich as CO of the Chancellorsville.

September 18, CG 62 arrived in Vladivostok, Russia, for a scheduled port call. The Chancellorsville will change its homeport to Naval Base San Diego, Calif., later this year.

November 6, 2007 The guided-missile cruiser is currently conducting routine training off the coast of southern California.

December 10, USS Chancellorsville is currently participating in a Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) period, with the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) CSG, in the SOCAL Op. Area.

February 9, 2008 Capt. John P. Nolan relieved Capt. Kevin S.J. Eyer as commanding officer of USS Chancellorsville.

May 19, USS Chancellorsville departed San Diego for a scheduled deployment with the Reagan Carrier Strike Group.

July 14, The guided-missile cruiser pulled into Busan, Republic of Korea, for a routine port call.

July 28, CG 62 arrived in Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a scheduled port visit.

August 21, The Chancellorsville departed Port Klang, Malaysia, after a three-day visit to Kuala Lumpur.

October 18, USS Chancellorsville pulled into Goa, India, to participate in exercise Malabar 2008.

November 1, The Chancellorsville participated in a bilateral exercise with a Royal Thai Navy ship off the coast of Phuket, Thailand.

November 25, USS Chancellorsville returned to Naval Base San Diego after a six-month deployment.

May 27, 2009 USS Chancellorsville departed homeport, as part of the USS Ronald Reagan CSG, for a western Pacific and Middle East deployment.

June 24, The guided-missile cruiser pulled into Changi Naval Base, Singapore, for a scheduled port visit.

August 26, Somali pirates aboard the Taiwanese-flagged Motor Vessel Win Far, fired what appeared to be a large caliber weapon, around 8:00 a.m. local time, at a U.S. Navy SH-60B from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 49, embarked aboard the Chancellorsville. The helicopter was not hit and the crew did not return fire. It was flying over the Win Far which was captured by Somali pirates April 6. More than 30 crew members are still being held as hostages aboard the ship at anchorage south of Garacad, Somalia.

October 21, USS Chancellorsville returned to San Diego after a five-month deployment.

November 13, Capt. Michael A. Hegarty relieved Capt. John P. Nolan as CO of the Chancellorsville.

June 28, 2010 CG 62 arrived in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in the first phase of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010.

February 2, 2011 USS Chancellorsville departed Naval Base San Diego for a scheduled deployment with the Reagan CSG.

February 23, The guided-missile cruiser is currently at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, participating in a Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2011, an annual antiterrorism and force protection exercise that is conducted on all continental U.S. naval installations.

March 13, The Chancellorsville arrived off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture to provide humanitarian assistance in support of earthquake and tsunami relief operations in Japan.

April 19, USS Chancellorsville pulled into Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, for a three-day port call.

May 1, The guided-missile cruiser anchored off the coast of Phuket for a four-day visit to Thailand.

August 12, The Chancellorsville arrived in Hong Kong for a four-day port call.

August 21, CG 62 pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a brief port call.

September 9, USS Chancellorsville returned to San Diego after a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).

February 10, 2012 Capt. William A. Hesser, Jr., relieved Capt. Michael A. Hegarty as CO of the CG 62.

February 12, The Chancellorsville is currently off the coast of southern California participating in a bilateral exercise Iron Fist 2012, between United States and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships.

April 17, USS Chancellorsville commenced an 11-month Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (E-DSRA) at the BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair facility, as part of the Navy's Cruiser Modernization program; Underway for sea trials on March 25, 2013.

March 29, Naval Sea Systems Command completed the first-ever Air Defense Cruiser Aegis Baseline 9 combat systems upgrade for USS Chancellorsville.

August 22, The Chancellorsville launched two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) interceptors that successfully destroyed two cruise missile targets, in the first over-the-horizon tests at sea, at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) sea test range off Point Mugu, Calif. Returned to Naval Base San Diego on Aug. 23.

November 16, An BQM-74 aerial target drone crashed at USS Chancellorsville, approximatelly 1:25 p.m. local time, while the ship was underway for Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials (CSSQT) at the Point Mugu Test Range. Two sailors were treated for minor burns; Returned home for damage assessment on Nov. 17.

January ?, 2014 USS Chancellorsville commenced, $30 million worth, emergent repairs that will last around six months.

February ?, Capt. Curt A. Renshaw relieved Capt. William A. Hesser, Jr., as the 14th commanding officer of Chancellorsville.

June 21, The Chancellorsville completed a three-week Midshipmen Summer Cruise.

July 28, CG 62 arrived in Naval Station Everett, Wash., for a brief port call.

July 29, USS Chancellorsville moored outboard the USS Howard (DDG 83) at Bell Street Cruise Terminal in downtown Seattle, Wash., for a six-day port visit to participate in the 65th annual Seafair Fleet Week.