Cruiser Chancellorsville to Move from San Diego to Japan

USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) in 2011. US Navy Photo

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USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) in 2011. US Navy Photo
USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) in 2011. US Navy Photo

The guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) will relocate from Naval Station San Diego, Calif. to join the U.S. Navy’s forward deployed forces in Yokosuka, Japan, the service announced on Friday.

The Ticonderoga-class cruiser is among the first U.S. ships to be outfitted with the Baseline 9 Aegis combat system upgrade.

“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 service announced.

The ship suffered $30 million in damage testing its Baseline 9 upgrades in 2013 when an errant BQM-74 target drone struck during the ship’s Combat System Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT) off the coast of California.

The ship will relocate in the summer of 2015, according to the service.

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