USS SHILOH CG 67
The Shiloh (CG 67) is the U.S. Navy's 21st Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser and is named after the Battle of Shiloh in the American Civil War. Her keel was laid down on August 1, 1987, as Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. She was christened and launched on September 8, 1990. Mrs. Patricia Ball, wife of the SECNAV, the Honorable William L. Ball, served as sponsor of the ship. Capt. Bayard W. Russell is the prospective commanding officer.
July 18, 1992 USS Shiloh was commissioned during a ceremony at Bath, Maine.
September 9, The Shiloh arrived in its homeport of Naval Station San Diego in San Diego, Calif.
April ?, 1994 USS Shiloh departed San Diego for its maiden six-month deployment.
May 14, 1996 USS Shiloh departed homeport for a scheduled six-month deployment as part of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Battle Group.
September 3, USS Shiloh launched 14 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs) on air defense targets south of the 33rd parallel in Iraq, in support of Operation Desert Strike. The attacks were designed to reduce risks to the pilots enforcing the expanded no-fly zone announced by President Clinton in response to an Iraqi attack against a Kurdish faction. The Shiloh moved into the northern Arabian Gulf the previous week responding to escalating activity by Iraqi ground forces.
In July 1998, USS Shiloh entered the Arabian Gulf, with the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Battle Group, where it remained until late October.
September 24, 1999 The Shiloh launched an SM-3 missile in the waters off the Hawaiian Islands, at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), as part of the AEGIS Leap Intercept (ALI) project. The purpose of the test was to collect valuable information to correct problems and have a successful launch testing of the first two stages of the missile.
USS Shiloh successfully demonstrated the launch and flight sequence through third stage separation as well as verified flight stability at extreme altitude. Though the original plan had been to conduct all Flight Test Round shots from Shiloh, the need for further testing conflicted with that ship's operational schedule. Therefore, it was decided by the CNO to shift to USS Lake Erie (CG 70) to conduct the next firings in the ALI testing program.
In June 2000, the Shiloh participated in exercise Pacific Blitz, off the west coast of Kauai, Hawaii, at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF). The exercise was a major step toward achieving joint service interoperability for Theater Ballistic Missile Defense and battle force management During the exercise, the ship tracked threat representative targets with SPY-1 radar and communicated these tracks to other units via JTIDS link. USS Shiloh, with the prototype Area Air Defense Commander (AADC) system installed, was also used to display and record the missile events throughout the exercise.
August 17, 2000 USS Shiloh departed Naval Station San Diego for a scheduled six-month western Pacific and Arabian Gulf deployment as part of the USS Abraham Lincoln BG.
July 24, 2002 USS Shiloh departed San Diego for a scheduled deployment, as part of the Abe Battle Group, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
August 23, The Shiloh anchored in Victoria Harbour for a four-day visit to Hong Kong. The ship recently visited Fukuoka, Japan.
April 25, 2003 USS Shiloh returned to homeport after a record nine-month combat deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While in the Gulf, its responsibilities as Air Defense Commander expanded to include defense of all coalition naval forces, three aircraft carrier strike groups, several amphibious strike groups, and maritime prepositioning and cargo ships carrying equipment for the U.S. Army and Marines. Upon the commencement of combat operations in late March, the ship was tasked and launched dozens of Tomahawk cruise missiles at targets in Iraq.
June 12, The guided-missile cruiser departed Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., after ammo offload.
October 11, USS Shiloh, along with USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS Thach (FFG 43), USS Hopper (DDG 70) and USCGC Active (WMEC 618), arrived at the San Francisco piers at Fisherman’s Wharf to participate in Fleet Week celebration, from Oct. 9-13.
August 5, 2004 CG 67 pulled into Seattle, Wash., to participate in the Seafear festivities.
October 19, USS Shiloh departed San Diego for a scheduled deployment, with the USS Abraham Lincoln CSG, in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
January 9, 2005 The guided-missile cruiser is currently underway in the Andaman Sea, off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, providing humanitarian assistance to areas affected by the devastation left by the Dec. 26.
March 1, USS Shiloh, commanded by Capt. Craig S. Faller, returned to homeport after a nearly six-month underway period in the U.S. 7th Fleet AoR that also included port visits to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Hong Kong; and Singapore. While supporting Operation Unified Assistance, for 35 days, Shiloh’s SH-60B helicopters helped the strike group lift more than 2.5 million pounds of relief supplies to villages and towns near the coast.
June 22, 2006 The Shiloh launched an SM-3 missile during a joint Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Navy ballistic missile flight test. Two minutes later, the Standard Missile 3 intercepted a separating ballistic missile threat target, launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands at Kauai, Hawaii. The test was the 7th intercept, in eight program flight tests, by the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense.
August 29, USS Shiloh, commanded by Capt. Kevin S.J. Eyer, arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, as part of a permanent homeport change, replacing the USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), which will relocate to its new homeport in San Diego, Calif.
November 9, The guided-missile cruiser departed Sasebo, Japan, after a routine port call. The Shiloh is scheduled to participate in Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX), the largest billateral exercise between the U.S. Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. About 8,500 U.S. Sailors are taking part aboard 13 ships, submarines and various shore-based aircraft.
October 19, 2007 USS Shiloh departed homeport for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.
November 17, CG 67 recently completed ANNUALEX 19G exercise, in the Philippine Sea, as part of the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) CSG.
January 21, 2008 The Shiloh is currently underway for local operations.
February 1, The guided-missile cruiser arrived in Manila, Republic of Philippines, for a scheduled port visit.
October 23, USS Shiloh departed Cebu, Philippines, after a four-day port call. CG 67 is currently underway for a Fall Patrol as part of the USS Goerge Washington (CVN 73) CSG.
October 26, The Shiloh arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit and to participate in Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) 2008.
January 12, 2009 CG 67 is currently in dry-dock at Yokosuka Naval Shipyard for a Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).
March 6, USS Shiloh participated in semi-annual Multi-Sail exercise off the coast of Okinawa, from March 1-5, along with the USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Hopper (DDG 70), USS McCampbell (DDG 85), USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), USS Cowpens (CG 63) and USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3).
April 30, Capt. Matthew E. Loughlin relieved Capt. Alan J. Abramson as commanding officer of the Shiloh.
July 10, The search for a missing Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Christopher Geathers was called-off at 6 p.m. and he was pronounced dead. A sailor fell overboard shortly after 1 p.m. local time on Wednesday, while the ship was transiting into Tokyo Bay. USS Shiloh was returning to Yokosuka following a port visit to Kure, Japan.
October 13, The Shiloh is currently underway in western Korean waters participating in a joint drill with the Korean Navy, as part of the Washington Carrier Strike Group. Inport Sasebo, Japan, from Oct. 28- Nov. 4.
November 25, USS Shiloh arrived in Hong Kong for a scheduled port call after participating in ANNUALEX 21G exercise.
January 31, 2010 The guided-missile cruiser arrived in the Gulf of Thailand, along with USS Essex (LHD 2) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), to participate in annual exercise Cobra Gold from Feb. 1-11. USS Shiloh is currently on its routine western Pacific patrol.
February 19, CG 67 recently departed Laem Chabang, Thailand, after a scheduled port visit.
March 29, USS Shiloh along with USS Lassen (DDG 82), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) and USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52) are currently helping with search and rescue efforts after a South Korean corvette ROKS Chonan (PCC 772) sank on Friday in the Yellow Sea, near the disputed maritime border with North Korea, while participating in bilateral exercise Foal Eagle 2010. The South Korean navy rescued 58 sailors, including the ship’s captain, but 46 remained missing. The cause of the sinking is still not clear.
April 23, The Shiloh arrived in Goa, India, for a scheduled port visit before participating in Malabar 2010 exercise.
May 7, USS Shiloh anchored in Patong Bay for a three-day visit to Phuket, Thailand.
October 7, The guided-missile cruiser pulled into Hong Kong for a four-day port call. USS Shiloh recently departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a Fall Patrol.
December 2, USS Shiloh departed Maizuru, Japan, after a scheduled port visit to participate in a joint-bilateral exercise Keen Sword 2011, Dec. 3-10. CG 67 will be accompanied by USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force ships JS Myoko (DDG 175) and JS Kurama (DDH 144).
December 6, The guided-missile cruiser pulled again into Maizuru for a brief port call.
March 18, 2011 USS Shiloh recently departed Yokosuka to deliver relief supplies to the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Group, off the east coast of Iwate Prefecture.
April 6, The Shiloh returned to Fleet Activities Yokosuka after concluding its support of Operation Tomodachi; Underway again on May 10.
May 15, CG 67 anchored in Manila Bay for a scheduled visit to Republic of the Philippines.
May 22, USS Shiloh arrived in Hong Kong for a four-day port call.
June 30, Capt. James T. Jones relieved Capt. Matthew E. Loughlin as the 13th CO of the Shiloh.
November 16, The guided-missile cruiser recently departed dry-dock at U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center after a five-month. The extensive Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) is scheduled for completion in February 2012.
March 1, 2012 USS Shiloh returned to homeport after a six-day sea trials. Underway again from March 7-9.
April 3, The Shiloh returned to CFAY after completing a flight deck qualifications with the Helicopter Anti-submarine Light Squadron (HSL 51).
April 13, North Korea launched a Taep’o-dong-2B missile at 0739 local time, from the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Cholsan County, North Phyongan Province. The first stage fell into the sea 102.5 miles west of Seoul, while the other two stages were assessed to have failed and no debris fell on land. USS Shiloh arrived on April 10, or before, in a position northeast of Miyako Islands, Okinawa Prefecture, near the projected flight path of the missile. On March 16, the DPRK announced that will launch a polar-orbiting earth observation satellite, Kwangmyongsong-3, to mark the 100th birth anniversary of President Kim II Sung.
April 16, CG 67 returned to Yokosuka after a nine-day underway period.
May 26, USS Shiloh departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a routine western Pacific patrol.
June 27, The Shiloh pulled into Busan, Republic of Korea, for a scheduled port visit. Returned home on July 6; Underway for Japanese Maritime Self Defense Fleet Review at Sagami Bay on Oct. 14.
November 26, USS Shiloh returned to homeport after a 37-day Fall Patrol.
December 6, The guided-missile cruiser departed CFAY for intelligence gathering operations after DPRK announced plans on Saturday to launch a working satellite into orbit from the Sohae Satellite Launching Station; Returned home on Dec. 17.?
January 11, 2013 USS Shiloh entered the Dry Dock #6 at Yokosuka Naval Shipyard for emergent repairs; Undocked on Jan. 18; Underway for sea trials on Jan. 28.
January 30, The Shiloh moored at Busan Naval Base for a scheduled port visit to support Aegis interoperability training for joint and combined ROK and U.S. forces. Returned home on Feb. 8; Underway again from March 4-9; Anchored at A-12 on April 4; Underway for intelligence gathering operations from April 8-17 and April 18- May 21; Underway again on May 24.
May 30, USS Shiloh arrived in Zhanjiang, People's Republic of China, for a scheduled port visit; Returned home on June 8.
June 12, Capt. Kurush F. Morris relieved Capt. James T. Jones as CO of the CG 67 during a change-of-command ceremony at the Fleet Activities Yokosuka Fleet Theater.
June 14, The Shiloh departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka for local operations; Returned on June 19 or earlier; Underway for escort carrier duties from June 21-25; Anchored at A-12 for ammo offload from June 26-28.
November 18, USS Shiloh departed homeport for sea trials after a four-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA); Anchored at A-12 for ammo onload on Nov. 20; Moored at Berth 7 on Nov. 22; Underway for routine training on Dec. 2.
December 5, The guided-missile cruiser moored at Busan Naval Base, Republic of Korea, for a three-day port call before participating in a trilateral naval exercise, with the ROKS Yulgok Yi I (DDG 992) and HMS Daring (D32), south of the Korean Peninsula, from Dec. 8-9.
December 10, The Shiloh moored at Akasaki Pier in Sasebo, Japan, for a two-day port call; Returned to Yokosuka on Dec. 15; Underway again on Jan. 24.
January 31, 2014 USS Shiloh anchored off the coast of Talisay City, Cebu, for a three-day port visit to the Republic of the Philippines; Emergency sortied on late Friday evening due to approaching tropical storm Basyang; Returned to Yokosuka on Feb. 10; Anchored at A-12 for ammo onload on Feb. 19; Anchored at A-10 on March 4; Underway for local operations from March 11-13.
From March 16 through April 1, the Shiloh was underway in support of Multi-Sail exercise, off the southwest coast of Guam, with the ships from DESRON 15; Underway again on May 14.
May 16, USS Shiloh arrived in Hakodate, Aichi Prefecture, for a four-day port visit in conjunction with the 160th Anniversary of Commodore Matthew C. Perry’s arrival to Hakodate. Returned home on May 23.
June 10, USS Shiloh departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a Summer Patrol as part of the USS George Washington (CVN 73) CSG.
June 16, The Shiloh moored at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal 1 in Hong Kong for a four-day port visit.
June 25, The guided-missile cruiser moored at Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a four-day port visit; Transited Balabac Strait on July 2; Transited Sulu Strait on July 3; Inport Busan, ROK, from July 11-15.
July 24, USS Shiloh moored at Berth 3, Juliet Basin Wharf in Fleet Activities Sasebo for a two-day port call before participating in at-sea phase of a trilateral exercise Malabar 2014; Inport Sasebo again from Aug. 1-4.
August 8, USS Shiloh returned to homeport after a two-month underway period.
September 3, The Shiloh departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a Fall Patrol as part of the GW CSG.
September 15, CG 67 participated in the sinking exercise (SINKEX) of the ex-USS Fresno (LST 1182), 215 nautical miles northeast of Guam, as part of the biennial training exercise Valiant Shield 2014.
September 23, USS Shiloh moored at Port of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, for a four-day port visit; Returned home on Oct. 1.
October 4, The Shiloh emergency sortied from Yokosuka to avoid the approaching Typhoon Phanfone; Moored at Berth 7 on Oct. 8; Underway for a Mid-Cycle Inspection (MCI) Preps. from Nov. 12-13, 25-26 and 30th; Underway for MCI assessment with the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) on Dec. 4; Underway in support of national tasking from Dec. 23- Jan. 3; Underway again from Jan. 26-30.
March 6, 2015 USS Shiloh, with an embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 Det. 4, departed Berth 6, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a western Pacific patrol.
March 9, The guided-missile cruiser transited the Taiwan Strait southbound; Transited the Singapore Strait on March 15.
March 16, USS Shiloh anchored off Star Cruise Jetty on Langkawi Island, Malaysia, for a five-day visit in conjunction with the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2015.
March 27, The Shiloh moored at Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a routine port call; Transited the Singapore Strait eastbound on April 17; Returned to Yokosuka on April 24; Underway again on April 30.
May 4, CG 67 moored at Berth 6 in Busan Naval Base, Republic of Korea, for a scheduled port visit; Returned home on May 10; Underway again on May 14.
May 14, USS Shiloh anchored off Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture, for a three-day port visit in conjunction with the annual Black Ship Festival; Returned to Yokosuka on May 18.
May 22, USS Shiloh departed Berth 6, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a western Pacific patrol.
May 29, The Shiloh moored at Alava Pier in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, for a four-day port call.
June 11, The guided-missile cruiser pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a four-day port visit after participated in a three-day bilateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise Silent Shark, with one Los Angeles-class and one Republic of Korea Navy submarine; Returned home on June 19.
July 7, USS Shiloh anchored at Yokosuka's A-12 to offload ammunition; Moored at Berth 6 on July 10.
July 20, USS Shiloh entered the Dry Dock #5 at Yokosuka Naval Shipyard for Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA); Undocked and moored at Berth 7 on Dec. 22.
February 17, 2016 The Shiloh returned to homeport after a five-day underway for sea trials and ammo onload; Underway again from Feb. 19-20; Underway for Aviation Certification (AVCERT) on Feb. 29.
March 8, USS Shiloh recently joined the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) ESG-7, USS Boxer (LHD 4) ARG and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Flotilla 5, off the south coast of Korea, in support of amphibious landing exercise Ssang Yong 2016, off the coast of Pohang.
March 26, CG 67 is currently underway in the Sea of Japan in support of national tasking.
April 21, USS Shiloh moored outboard the USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) at Berth 6, Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a nearly two-month underway period; Underway for carrier escort duties from May 9-13; Brief underway on May 16.
June 2, USS Shiloh departed Yokosuka for a Summer Patrol as part of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) CSG.
June 23, The Shiloh moored at Berth 3, Juliet Wharf in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, for a two-day port call; Transited the Luzon Strait westbound on July 1.
July 14, The guided-missile cruiser moored at Alava Pier in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, for a five-day liberty port visit; Returned home on July 24; Underway in support of emergent national tasking on Aug. 15.
September 1, USS Shiloh recently moored at Berth 1, Sembawang Terminal in Singapore for a two-week upkeep; Returned to Yokosuka on Sept. 28; Underway for patrol in the Sea of Japan from Oct. 6-23.
November 14, USS Shiloh moored at Berth 6, Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a 10-day underway in support of ANNUALEX 28G/Keen Sword 17; Brief underway for ammo offload on Nov. 16; Underway for a Friends and Family Day Cruise on Nov. 22.