USS CHOSIN
CG 65
  
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The Chosin (CG 65) is the 19th Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser and is named in honor of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir of the Korean War. The construction began on August 3, 1987, at Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries in Pascagoula, MS. Her keel was laid down on July 22, 1988. She was launched on September 1, 1989, and christened on October 14. Mrs. Willa Knox H. Davis, the wife of General Raymond G. Davis, USMC (Ret.), served as sponsor of the ship. Capt. Martin J. Mayer is the prosective commanding officer.

January 12, 1991 USS Chosin was commissioned during a 10.00 a.m. CST ceremony at Pascagoula, Miss.

From Jan. 15-16, the Chosin was underway in the Gulf of Mexico for routine testing.

January 23, The guided-missile cruiser moored at Naval Station Rodman in Balboa, Panama, for fuel and supplies after transiting Panama Canal. Ammo onload at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., from Jan. 31- Feb. 1; Inport Naval Station San Diego from Feb. 1-7.

February 14, USS Chosin arrived in its homeport of Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after a 27-day transit from Pascagoula, Mississippi.

April 8, CG 65 departed Pearl Harbor for Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials (CSSQT) off the western coast of Kauai. Inport Pearl Harbor from April 19-22.

April 26, The Chosin anchored off Lahaina, Maui, for a three-day port visit. Inport Pearl Harbor from May 4-7 before standard missile firings at the Barking Sands range; Ammo offlad at Naval Magazine Lualualei from May 13-15; Underway for FCT Preps. from May 30- June 1; Underway for final contract trials from June 3-4.

June 10, USS Chosin entered the dry-dock at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for a 10-week Post Shakedown Availability (PSA). Departed dry-dock on July 2; Underway for sea trials from Aug. 13-14; Magnetic deperming at MSF in Beckoning Point, Pearl Harbor, from Aug. 26-28; Underway for Dependent's Cruise on Aug. 30; Underway for routine training on Sept. 16.

September 21, The Chosin anchored off the coast of Kailua Kona, Hawai'i, for a two-day port visit. Ammo onload at Lualualei from Sept. 25-27; Underway for ASW qualification Phase I from Oct. 7-11; Underway for Refresher Training (REFTRA) from Oct. 21-25, Oct. 28- Nov. 1 and Nov. 4-8; Underway for Type Training from Nov. 13-15 and 19-21st.

August 10, 1992 USS Chosin departed Naval Station Pearl Harbor for its maiden deployment as part of the USS Ranger (CV 61) Battle Group.

August 29, The Chosin recently anchored in Victoria Harbour for a scheduled port visit to Hong Kong.?

November 24, Capt. Daniel R. Bowler relieved Capt. Martin J. Mayer as CO of the CG 65.

January 3, 1993 The guided-missile destroyer departed Fremantle, Australia, after a port visit to Perth.

January 10, USS Chosin arrived in Sydney, Australia, for a six-day port visit. Port call to Townsville from Jan. 18-20.

January 25, The Chosin arrived in Ebeye, Kwajalein Atoll, for a two-day visit to Republic of the Marshall Islands.

February 3, CG 65 anchored off the coast of Tarawa Atoll for a two-day visit to the Republic of Kiribati.

February 10, USS Chosin returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).

From March 10-12, the Chosin was underway for local operations. Ammo offload at NM Lualualei from March 17-19; Underway for sea trials from May 19-21 after an eight-week Selected Restricted Availability (SRA); Ammo onload at Lualualei from May 24-26 and June 1-3; Underway for local operations from June 21-25 and June 29- July 2; Underway for Command Assessment of Readiness and Training (CART) II from July 22-23; Underway for Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) I from Aug. 23-27 and Sept. 7-10; Underway for TSTA II from Oct. 7-8; Underway for TSTA II and engineering readiness assessment on Oct. 12.

October 15, USS Chosin anchored off Lahaina, Maui, for a three-day port visit. Returned to homeport on Oct. 22; Underway for TSTA III from Nov. 2-5; Underway for Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) from Dec. 13-17.

November 15, 1994 USS Chosin, commanded by Capt. Dennis R. Dean, departed Pearl Harbor for a scheduled deployment with the USS Constellation (CV 64) Battle Group.

December 30, CG 65 recently arrived at British naval base Sembawang for a port visit to Singapore. Entered the Arabian Gulf on Jan. 11, 1995.

January 28, The Chosin pulled into Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, for a week-long visit to Dubai. Conducted escort duties and Strike Ops. in the NAG from Feb. 5-15.

February 16, USS Chosin arrived again in Jebel Ali, U.A.E., for a week-long maintenance availability with the USS Samuel Gompers (AD 37).

March 4, The guided-missile cruiser pulled into Dubai, U.A.E., for a three-day port visit. Strike Ops. in the NAG from March 10-12; Upkeep at Jebel Ali from March 14-18; Departed Arabian Gulf on March 23.

April 7, USS Chosin arrived in Fremantle, Australia, for a five-day visit to Perth. Port calls to Sydney (April 18-20 and April 30- May 3); Newcastle (April 24-29).

May 15, USS Chosin returned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet AoR.

June 23, CG 65 departed homeport for a four-day Dependent's Cruise to Lahaina, Maui.

July 17, The Chosin departed Pearl Harbor for a FIREX II off the coast of southern California; Ammo offload at NWS Seal Beach from July 24-25; Naval Gunfire Support (NGFS) qualifications off San Clemente Island on July 27; Inport Naval Station San Diego from July 31- Aug. 4; Returned home on Aug. 11; Ammo offload at Naval Magazine Lualualei from Aug. 17-18.

September 11, USS Chosin entered the Dry dock #4 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for a three-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA). Departed dry-dock on Oct. 25; Underway for sea trials from Dec. 6-7.

From January 10-12, 1996, the Chosin was underway for Type Training. Ammo onload at Lualualei from Jan. 16-17; Underway for local operations from Feb. 8-9; Underway for TSTA I from Feb. 26- March 1 and March 11-15; Underway for TSTA II from March 25-29, April 15-19, April 22-26, April 29- May 3, May 13-17 and 20-24th.

From June 4-17, the guided-missile cruiser was underway for a multi-national exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) '96 in the Hawaiian OPAREA. Underway for TSTA III from June 24-29; Underway for ECERT from July 1-2; Underway for Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) from July 8-11.

July 25, CG 65 departed Pearl Harbor for a five-day Dependent's Cruise to Lahaina, Maui.

August 26, USS Chosin arrived in Portland, Ore., for a six-day port visit in support of the 6th Bi-annual International Reunion of the Chosin Few. Port visit to San Francisco, Calif., from Sept. 2-6; Returned home on Sept. 11.

October 16, The Chosin departed Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of southern California. Inport Naval Station San Diego from Oct. 26- Nov. 4 and Nov. 9-14; Ammo onload at NWS Seal Beach from Nov. 20-21; Returned home on Nov. 26.

December 6, Capt. Mark J. Edwards relieved Capt. Dennis R. Dean as CO of the Chosin.

January 6, 1997 The guided-missile cruiser moored at Naval Magazine Lualualei for ammo onload.

From Jan. 8 through Feb. 28, the Chosin was underway for FLEETEX and JTFEX in the SOCAL Op. Area. Inport San Diego from Jan. 15-16 and Jan. 27- Feb. 10 for maintenance and training availability; Ammo onload from March 5-6; Underway for sea trials from April 3-4.

April 8, USS Chosin departed Pearl Harbor for a scheduled deployment with the Connie Battle Group.

April 24, The Chosin pulled into Sidney, Australia, for a four-day port visit. Inport Fremantle from May 3-7; Entered the Arabian Gulf on May 20 in support of operation Southern Watch and Maritime Interception Operations (MIO).

June 3, USS Chosin pulled into Jebel Ali, U.A.E., for a six-day upkeep. Anchored at Bahrain Bell from June 10-11.

June 20, CG 65 arrived again in Jebel Ali for a five-day liberty visit to Dubai. Inport Jebel Ali from July 9-14 and Aug. 1-8; Departed Arabian Gulf on Aug. 12.

August 21, The guided-missile cruiser arrived in Port Louis, Mauritius, for a four-day port visit. Brief stop in Diego Garcia to refuel on Aug. 28; Anchored off Singapore from Sep. 3-4.

September 8, The Chosin anchored in Victoria Harbour for a four-day port visit to Hong Kong. Port call to Apra Harbor, Guam, from Sept. 17-18.

September 26, USS Chosin returned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor after five-and-a-half month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet AoR.

November 14, The Chosin moored at Naval Magazine Lualualei to offload Tomahawk missiles. Ammo offload again from Jan. 8-9, 1998; Completed a10-week Intermediate Maintenance Availability (IMAV) and Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) in late March 1998; underway for Type Training from april 2-3; Underway for Material Inspection from April 7-8; Underway for INSURV assessment on April 14; Underway for CART II from April 27-30.

May 29, Capt. Thomas J. Gregory relieved Capt. Mark J. Edwards as the 5th CO of CG 65.

From June 8-19, the Chosin was underway for a Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) I. Underway for TSTA II from July 21-24 and 28-31st; Underway for Engineering Certification Preps. from Aug. 3-4 and ECERT from Aug. 6-7; Underway for local operations from Aug. 10-14; Underway for TSTA III from Aug. 18-21 and FEP from Sept. 2-3; Ammo onload at Lualualei and routine training on Nov. 30; Port visit to Maui Island from Dec. 8-11.

February 12, 1999 USS Chosin departed Pearl Harbor to participate in COMPTUEX 99-1 in the SOCAL Op. Area. Inport Naval Station San Diego from Feb. 18-19 and March 11-18; Returned home on March 24; Ammo onload at Naval Magazine Lualualei from April 12-13; Underway for a Friends and Family Day Cruise on April 17; Underway for FLEETEX on April 19.

April 27, The guided-missile cruiser arrived in San Francisco, Calif., for a four-day port visit. Inport San Diego from May 3-6; Returned to Pearl Harbor on May 19.

June 19, USS Chosin departed Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled deployment as part of the USS Constellation Battle Group. Participated in JTFEX in the Hawaiian OPAREA fom June 22-29.

July 11, The Chosin moored at Busan naval base, Republic of Korea, for a five-day port call. Inport Yokosuka, Japan, from July 23-27; Port visit to Singapore from Aug. 10-14.

August 17, CG 65 anchored off the coast of Phuket, Thailand, for a three-day port visit. Entered the Arabian Gulf on Aug. 28 in support of MIO in the NAG.

September 8, USS Chosin pulled into Jebel Ali, U.A.E., for a four-day visit to Dubai. Inport Jebel Ali again from Sept. 17-20; Port call to Manama, Bahrain from Oct. 14-18.

October 24, The Chosin arrived in Jebel Ali for its third and final visit to United Arab Emirates. Underway on Oct. 30; Departed Arabian Gulf on Nov. 5.

November 18, The guided-missile cruiser arrived in Albany, Australia, for a four-day port call. Port visits to Melbourne (Nov. 25-29) and Sydney (Dec. 1-5); Brief stop in Pago Pago, American Samoa, to refuel and to embark "Tigers" from Dec. 10-11.

December 17, USS Chosin returned to homeport after a six-month western Pacific and Arabian Gulf deployment.

July 7, 2000 Capt. Peter R. Daspit relieved Capt. Thomas J. Gregory as commanding officer of the Chosin.

February 1,2001 CG 65 arrived in Naval Station San Diego for a brief stop after participating in FLEETEX off the coast of southern California. Underway for JTFEX from Feb. 2-11; Returned home on Feb. 17; Ammo onload at Lualualei from Feb. 20-21.

March 22, USS Chosin departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a scheduled deployment with the Constellation (CV 64) BG.

April 6, The Chosin arrived in Melbourne, Australia, for a four-day port visit. Port call to Fremantle from April 16-19; Brief stop in Diego Garcia on April 2?.

April 29, USS Chosin entered the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch and Maritine Interception Operations (MIO).

August 6, The guided-missile cruiser transited Straits of Hormuz after a 14-week operations in the Arabian Gulf. The ship made several port calls to Manama and Jebel Ali.

August 11, The Chosin anchorede in Patong Bay, Thailand, for a five-day port visit to Phuket.

August 20, USS Chosin arrived off the coast of Dili to assist the U.S. Support Group East Timor with humanitarian and civic assistance projects.

August 24, CG 65 pulled into Darwin, Australia, for a six-day port call. Inport Pago Pago, American Samoa, from Sept. 7-10.

September 14, USS Chosin returned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor after a nearly six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility.

November 7, The Chosin entered the dry-dock at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY&IMF) for an eight-month Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA).

November 11, Capt. Richard J. Nolan, Jr., relieved Capt. Peter R. Daspit as CO of CG 65 during a change-of-command ceremony at the Parche Submarine Memorial Park in Pearl Harbor.

April 1, 2002 The guided-missile cruiser departed Dry Dock #4 at PHNSY.

March 15, 2003 USS Chosin departed Pearl Harbor for a scheduled deployment, with the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Battle Group, in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

May 1, Capt. Edward M. Boorda relieved Capt. Richard J. Nolan Jr., as CO of the Chosin during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship in the Arabian Gulf.

November 2, USS Chosin returned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor after seven-and-a-half month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and MIO.

October 20, 2004 The Chosin participated in exericse Trident Warrior '04, as part of the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 1, from Oct. 4-15, as they headed north for a port visit to San Francisco, Calif., for Fleet Week celebrations.

December 3, Capt. Douglas J. Venlet relieved Capt. Edward M. Boorda as the 9th CO of Chosin.

July 25, 2005 USS Chosin departed homeport for a scheduled deployment, with the Tarawa ESG, in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

July 29, The Chosin participated in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercise with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), off the coast of Hawaii, from July 25-26.

August 21, CG 65 anchored off the coast of Phuket, Thailand, for a goodwill port visit.

January 9, 2006 USS Chosin returned to Pearl Harbor after five-and-a-half month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet AoR. Over the course of two months in the NAG, Chosin worked alongside Iraqi and coalition forces to provide security for two Iraqi oil terminals, Al Basrah Oil Terminal and Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal. While underway, she also made port calls to Singapore; Manama, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, U.A.E.; Australia and Pago Pago, American Samoa.

March 31, USS Chosin and USS Cowpens (CG 63) completed a multinational exercise with Russian Federation Navy ships RFN Marshal Shaposhnikov (DD 643), RFN Nikolay Korsakov (LST 077), RFN Pechenga (AOR 244) and the ocean-going tug RFN SB-522 (ATA). The exercise, held off the coast of Guam, followed the Russian ships' port visit to Apra Harbor from March 27-30.

July 14, Capt. Steven A. Lott relieved Capt. Douglas J. Venlet as commanding officer of USS Chosin.

January 22, 2007 CG 65 is currently participating in Expeditionary Strike Group Integrated Training (ESGINT) Exercice, in the SOCAL Op Area, in preparation for the upcoming deployment with the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) ESG 5.

April 16, USS Chosin departed Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled deployment with the BHR ESG.

August 10, The guided-missile cruiser is currently conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Indian Ocean.

September 28, USS Chosin returned to homeport after a nearly six-month underway period in support of the global war on terrorism.

April 2, 2008 Capt. Timothy T. Smith relieved Capt. Steven A. Lott as CO of the Chosin.

June 11, The Chosin is currently undergoing repairs at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. The ship failed its Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) examination, from March 24-28, and was judged "unfit for sustained combat operations."

January 13, 2009 The Chosin departed Pearl Harbor to participate in the Middle Pacific (MIDPAC) Surface Combatant Group Sail.

May 9, USS Chosin and Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) hosted Chosin Recognition Day at Naval Base San Diego.

August 7, USS Chosin departed homeport for a scheduled western Pacific and Middle East deployment, as parrt of the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group.

November 12, The guided-missile cruiser is currently conducting counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. The Chosin is the flagship for Combined Joint Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia.

March 18, 2010 USS Chosin returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a seven-month deployment. Capt. David J. Sheridan relieved Capt. Timothy T. Smith as CO of the CG 65 during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship at sea.

June 9, The Chosin arrived in CFB Esquimalt, B.C., for a two-day port visit to participate in the Canadian Naval Centennial Pacific Fleet Review, commemorating the 100th birthday of the Canadian Navy.

June 24, USS Chosin returned to Pearl Harbor to participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercise.

December 9, USS Chosin entered the Dry Dock # 4 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY&IMF) for a seven-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA), as part of the Navy's Cruiser Modernization program. The ship departed dry-dock on July 6, 2011.

March 26, 2012 The Chosin departed Pearl Harbor for routine training in the Hawaiian OPAREA.

April 3, Capt. Patrick M. Kelly relieved Capt. David J. Sheridan as CO of the Chosin during a change-of-command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

July 11, USS Chosin departed homeport to participate in a multi-national exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012.

April 30, 2013 USS Chosin departed Pearl Harbor for an independent western Pacific deployment as part of the Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment program.

May 11, The Chosin moored at Busan Naval Base, ROK, for a two-day port call. Inport Sasebo, Japan, from May 31- June 7.

June 12, CG 65 pulled into Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, for a routine port call.

July 2, The guided-missile cruiser recently pulled into Busan, Republic of Korea, for a scheduled port visit.

July 12, USS Chosin arrived in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a 12-day upkeep. Inport Busan again from July 2?- Aug. 1.

August 15, The Chosin anchored in Victoria Harbour for a six-day port visit to Hong Kong.

August 26, USS Chosin moored at Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a routine port call.

September 25, CG 65 moored at Carrington Terminal in Newcastle, Australia, for a three-day port visit.

September 29, The Chosin arrived in Jervis Bay, Australia, for a multinational maritime security field training exercise, dubbed ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM+), in and around Jervis Bay and the East Australian Exercise Area, from Sept. 29- Oct. 1; Anchored in Jervis Bay again, off HMAS Cresswell, from Oct. 1-3.

October 4, USS Chosin anchored in Sydney Harbour to participate in International Fleet Review (IFR) 2013. The Review is being held to commemorate the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet into Sydney; Moored at Barangaroo Wharf in downtown Sydney from Oct. 6-11; Held an "Open House" on Oct. 6 and 7th.

October 12, The guided-missile cruiser arrived again in Jervis Bay to take part in exercise Triton Centenar.

October 21, USS Chosin moored at the newly constructed Wharf 10 in Townsville, Australia, for a four-day port visit. Inport Apra Harbor, Guam, from Nov. 10-12.?

November 22, USS Chosin returned to homeport after a nearly seven-month deployment.

January 25, 2014 CG 65 departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a six-day underway to participate in integrated maritime exercise Koa Kai 14-1.

March 1, The Chosin is currently underway for recovery operations of the HMCS Protecteur (AOR 509) that sustained significant damage after a fire, that broke out on Thursday around 8:20 p.m. HST in its engine room, left the ship adrift, approximately 350 n.m. northeast of Hawaii, and 20 crew members with minor injuries.

March 5, The Canadian replenishment oiler was under tow to Pearl Harbor by USS Chosin from Saturday afternoon but bad weather conditions aborted operation on Sunday. USNS Sioux (T-ATF 171) took over on March 4; Returned home on March 6.

June 14, USS Chosin joined the USS Howard (DDG 83), RSS Intrepid (FFG 69), PLA(N) Haokou (DDG 171), PLA(N) Yueyang (FFG 575), PLA(N) Qiandaohu (AOR 886), PLA(N) Peace Ark (AHH 866), KDB Darussalam (OPV 06) and KDB Darulaman (OPV 08), in the waters north of Guam, for a 10-day Group Sail en route to Hawaii for the multinational exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). For the first time in history, China sent its ships to participate in the world's largest naval exercise, from June 26 through Aug. 1.

July 7, The guided-missile cruiser departed Pearl Harbor to participate in at-sea phase of RIMPAC 2014.

October 8, USS Chosin moored at Pier 35 South in San Francisco, Calif., for a six-day port visit to participate in the 34th annual Fleet Week celebration.

October 23, The Chosin is currently underway off the coast of Southern California in support of Task Group Exercise (TGEX).

November 14, Capt. Kevin M. Brand relieved Capt. Patrick M. Kelly as the 14th CO of Chosin during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Pearl Harbor.