Lake Champlain Stops in Hawaii

Story Number: NNS180323-06Release Date: 3/23/2018 11:49:00 AM
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By Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Nathan Carpenter, Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs

PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) arrived in Hawaii for a scheduled port visit, March 22.

The port visit will allow the crew to resupply, conduct maintenance and enjoy some time off the ship.

"The crew has done a fantastic job throughout our deployment to the western Pacific, while keeping Lake Champlain mission ready," said Capt. Jen Ellinger, commanding officer for Lake Champlain. "We are looking forward to our brief stop in Hawaii."

Lake Champlain began a regularly-scheduled deployment upon departing San Diego in January with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group.

The strike group completed a historic port visit to Vietnam, March 9, marking the first time an aircraft carrier strike group visited in more than 40 years.

Lake Champlain is a multi-mission capable platform operated by more than 350 crew members. The ship's missions include air warfare, undersea warfare, naval surface fire support, and surface warfare.

The cruiser is equipped with two 5-inch dual purpose guns, two MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters, standard SM-2 surface to air missiles, and Tomahawk cruise missiles, providing an additional long range strike capability to the strike group.

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The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam for a scheduled port visit.
Official U.S. Navy file photo of guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Monroe/Released)
March 5, 2018
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