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.
Artist conception of the Cruiser Baseline by Richard Allison
|Name:||Guided missile cruiser (CG)|
|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 |
|Same as CG-52|
|Armament:||Same as CG-52|
- Friedman, Norman (1984). U.S. CRUISERS An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press.