VIRGINIA class of nuclear powered guided missile cruisers
Commissioned: August 5, 1978
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va.
Propulsion system: two D2G General Electric nuclear reactors Speed: 30+ knots
Length: 178 meters Beam: 19.2 meters Draft: 9.6 meters
Displacement: approx. 11,300 tons full load

Armament: two Mk-26 missile launcher for Standard missiles (MR) and ASROC, two Mk-141 Harpoon missile launchers, two armored box launchers for Tomahawk ASM/LAM, Mk-46 torpedoes from two triple mounts, two 5-inch/54 caliber Mk-45 lightweight guns, two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, four machine guns
Crew: 39 Officers, 539 Enlisted

Decommissioned: July 28, 1997
The ship is currently berthed at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, WA, awaiting final disposal by recycling