Cruiser Baseline

The cruiser baseline (CGBL) was a design study for a ship that has the combat capabilities of VLS-capable Ticonderoga-class cruiser (CG-52 onwards) while designing the hull to DDG-51 (Arleigh Burke-class destroyer) standards and technology. The resulting design was considerably larger than the Ticonderoga-class design, owing to increased margins and allowances for weight and mission growth.[1]

Artist conception of the Cruiser Baseline by Richard Allison
Class overview
Name: Guided missile cruiser (CG)
Builders: Never built
Operators:  United States Navy
General characteristics
Type: Guided missile cruiser based on combat capabilities of Mk. 41-equipped Ticonderoga-class cruiser (CG-52)
Displacement: 13,675 long tons (13,894 t) (full load)
Length: 620 ft (189.0 m)
Beam: 69.0 ft (21.0 m)
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500 gas turbines, two shafts, 105,000 shp (78 MW)
Speed: 30.5 knots (56.5 km/h)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Same as CG-52
Armament: Same as CG-52

See also


  1. Friedman, Norman (1984). U.S. CRUISERS An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press.
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