The USS Cape St. George (CG-71) holds an important place in defending American interests and protecting freedom across the globe. A Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser for the US Navy, she is superbly equipped to succeed in even the most demanding of missions. The USS Cape St. George was named after the Battle of Cape St. George, a decisive battle during World War II in the Pacific Theater.
Commissioned on 20 September 1986, the USS Cape St. George has a displacement of approximately 9,600 long tons and stretches some 567 feet in length. Armed with naval guns and anti-air, anti-surface, and anti-submarine missiles, plus other weapons, she is equipped for surface-to-air, surface-to-surface, and anti-submarine warfare. She also is the home of two Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters.
This coin is minted in bronze and pays tribute to the USS Cape St. George, saluting the exceptional service of her crew. The obverse contains a port view of the USS Cape St. George cutting through the waters on its way to a mission, with the crest above. The reverse features a print of the famous Saint George versus the dragon, with the words “Dragon Slayer” and “Always Victorious” encircling.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) round in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTMint item, packaging may vary..
This is an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.