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CGN-42 Concept (1978)

The American nuclear cruiser APNS Kearsarge (CGN-42) at sea.

The Kearsarge-class guided missile cruisers were a class of seven nuclear powered guided missile cruisers of the American People's Navy built in the 1980s. They were the first cruisers to be equipped with the Typhon II combat system. Their nuclear propulsion systems allowed them to cruiser at high speeds for long periods of time making them excellent escorts of the American carriers. Their main mission was as air-defense ships, though they did have capabilities as anti-submarine (ASW) ships, surface-to-surface warfare (SSW) ships, and in gun and missile bombardment of shore targets.
The Kearsarge-class is the CGN-42 variant of the Virginia-class cruisers.

SpecificationsEdit

Original ConfigurationEdit

  • Type: Nuclear powered Guided Missile Cruiser (Hull designation symbol CGN)
  • Service Period: 1981-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 600 feet (182.88 meters)
    • Beam: 63 feet (19.2 meters)
    • Draft: 32 feet (9.75 meters)
    • Displacement: 12,100 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 580
  • Propulsion: 2 x C1G nuclear reactors, turbo-electric drive, 2 x shafts
  • Range: Unlimited
  • Speed: 35 knots (64.82 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • AN/SPY-1A multi-function radar
    • AN/SPS-49 air search radar
    • AN/SPS-10F surface search radar
    • AN/SPS-64 navigation radar
    • AN/SPG-62 (x4) fire control radar
    • AN/SQS-53 bow-mounted sonar
    • AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III Shipboard System
  • Countermeasures
    • AN/SLQ-25C Nixie Torpedo countermeasures suite
    • AN/SPQ-32(V)5 Electronic Warfare Suite
    • AN/SLQ-49 Chaff Buoy Decoy System
  • Armament
    • 2 x Mk.71 8"/71-caliber naval guns
    • 2 x Mk.26 twin arm missile launchers (fires SM-2MR and ASROC)
    • 2 x Mk.141 SSM Launchers (fires RGM-84 Harpoon)
    • 2 x Mk.143 Launchers (fires RGM-109 Tomahawk)
    • 2 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
    • 2 x M242 25mm autocannons
    • 2 x Mk.32 triple fire torpedo tubes (fires Mk.46, Mk.50, and MK.54 torpedoes)

Current ConfigurationEdit

  • Type: Nuclear powered Guided Missile Cruiser (Hull designation symbol CGN)
  • Service Period: 1981-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 600 feet (182.88 meters)
    • Beam: 63 feet (19.2 meters)
    • Draft: 32 feet (9.75 meters)
    • Displacement: 12,100 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 580
  • Propulsion: 2 x C2G nuclear reactors, turbo-electric drive, 2 x shafts
  • Range: Unlimited
  • Speed: 35 knots (64.82 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • AN/SPY-1D(V) 3D Multifunction Radar
    • AN/SPS-67(V)2 Surface Search Radar
    • AN/SPS-73(V)12 Surface Search Radar
    • AN/SPQ-9B Gun Fire Control Radar
    • AN/SPG-62 Fire Control Radar
    • AN/SQS-53C Sonar Array
    • AN/SQR-19 Tactical Towed Array Sonar
    • AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III Shipboard System
  • Countermeasures
    • AN/SLQ-25C Nixie Torpedo countermeasures suite
    • AN/SPQ-32(V)5 Electronic Warfare Suite
    • AN/SLQ-49 Chaff Buoy Decoy System
  • Armament:
    • 2 x Mk.71 8"/71-caliber naval guns
    • 2 x 64-cell Mk.41 VLS (fires RGM-109 Tomahawk, RUM-139 VL-ASROC, RIM-156 SM-2ER, RIM-161 SM-3, RIM-162 ESSM, and RIM-174 Standard ERAM)
    • 4 x Mk.141 SSM Launchers (fires RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles)
    • 2 x Phalanx CIWS
    • 2 x M242 25mm autocannons
    • 2 x Mk.32 triple fire torpedo tubes (fires Mk.46, Mk.50, and MK.54 torpedoes)


Unit RunEdit

  • APNS Kearsarge (CGN-42)
  • APNS Boxer (CGN-43)
  • APNS Surprise (CGN-44)
  • APNS Alliance (CGN-45)
  • APNS Defender (CGN-46)
  • APNS Hudson (CGN-47)
  • APNS Columbia (CGN-48)
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