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USS Shiloh (CG 67)

“Making Excellence a Tradition”

Ship's Crest



Blue and Gold are the traditional Navy's colors. Red denotes courage, sacrifice, and the blood shed at the epic battle of Shiloh. White represents high ideals and optimism. The anchor symbolizes sea power, while the cross on the stock refers to Shiloh Church and the Civil War battle for which our ship is named. The red compass rose, simulating a burst, symbolizes the concentration and the intense fighting in the "Hornet's Nest" at Shiloh. The compass rose also represents the multi-faceted mission of SHILOH. The red and white wavy bars commemorate "Bloody Pond" and the valor displayed during the battle.


The arrowhead, divided into yellow and blue, together with crossed the Union flag representing the Union Navy during the Civil War. The arrowhead also suggests the vertical launch capabilities of the Aegis Cruiser. The splintered peach tree symbolizes the aftermath of the Battle of Shiloh. The peach trees, in bloom at Shiloh during the battle, stood stark contrast to the destruction and violence of the fight which pitted brother against brother.


The Civil War weapons, the musket and the cannon, reflect the close conflict on the field of Shiloh. It was the greatest battle ever fought on the American continent, up to that date.


“Making Excellence a Tradition”

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to protect the United States and its allies by providing superior ballistic missile defense capabilities in the Pacific region. Through constant vigilance, teamwork, and experience tested technology, we stand ready to deter and defend against any potential threats to our nation's security. Our commitment to excellence and unwavering dedication to our duty ensures the safety of our fellow sailors and the protection of our country's interests.



In March 1862, Major General Henry W. Halleck was put in command of all Federal forces in the Mississippi Valley, and he initiated a slow advance which he sent his two armies along the Tennessee River. By early April Ulysses S. Grant had some 37,000 men near Shiloh Church and Pittsburg Landing, close to the Tennessee-Mississippi border, and off to the east Don Carlos Buell's 25,000 were on their way from Nashville to join him. Meanwhile, Albert Sidney Johnston was desperately assembling all the Confederate troops he could find Corinth, Mississippi. He had more than Grant, but he would have to strike before Buell arrived.

The Union position was a reasonably strong one, but Grant and his division commanders felt it would be bad for morale to have the men entrench. General C.F. Smith told Grant, "By God, I want nothing better than to have the Rebels ... attack us! We can whip them to hell. Our men suppose we have come here to fight, and if we begin to spade, it will make them think we fear the enemy."

Just 25 miles to the south Johnston was pushing his raw levies onto the roads. Like most of Grant's men, these Confederates were as green as grass. They ambled along, whooping and shouting, firing their guns just to see if they would work, driving their officers into a frenzy. P.G.T. Beauregard, second in command, urged that the attack be called off, but Johnston was adamant: "I would fight them if they were a million." He ordered an assault for dawn on Sunday, April 6.

Grant was caught off guard, and in the first day's fight his army was almost pushed into the Tennessee River. It rallied just in time, Johnston was killed in action, and at dark Buell's troops began to arrive and one of Grant's divisions which had been delayed in reaching the field got to the scene. On the second day the Federals reversed the tide, and by midafternoon Beauregard had to admit defeat. He drew his badly battered army back toward Corinth, and the Federals, equally battered, made no more than a gesture at pursuit. The greatest battle ever fought on the American continent, up to date, was over. The Federals had lost 13,000 men, the Confederates, 10,000. The troops had fought with impressive valor.


USS Shiloh (CG-67) is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, named in remembrance of the Battle of Shiloh during the American Civil War. She was built at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine and commissioned July 18, 1992.

She was among the first cruisers to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles into Iraq in 1996 during Operation Desert Strike, and again launching missiles in 2002 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In early 2005, she was called upon to render humanitarian aid to those who suffered from the 26 December 2004 tsunami off the coast of Aceh, Indonesia.

Arriving in Yokosuka, Japan on August 2006 she has participated in numerous patrols and multi-national exercises that have promoted an open and free Indo-Pacific. She was relieved in September 2023 having spent 17 years forward deployed, she returned home to Pearl Harbor October 2023.


USS Shiloh (CG 67)

Unit 100149 BOX 1
FPO, AP 96678

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