The USS Vincennes CG-49 was commissioned on July 6, 1985, and served the citizens of the United States with distinction for 20 years. She was the fourth U.S. naval vessel to bear the name and was the first warship to bring the Navy's Aegis platform to the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Vincennes was an instant celebrity with the public and naval community from the time she arrived in her homeport, San Diego, CA. She was an even bigger celebrity with the citizens of Vincennes, Indiana, and the veterans of the previous Vincennes cruisers from WWII.
The pages in this book represent more than 70 combined years of U.S and naval history that began during the American Revolution and continues to this day. With more than 200 images (many never before published) on 174 pages, this book provides readers with new perspectives of each ship as well as glimpses that have been long forgotten.
Foreword by Marcus Brotherton
Introduction by Dan Quayle
*Hardcover (with dust jacket): 178 pages
*Images: 202 (11 illustrations, 59 black & white, 132 color)
*Publisher: MS Hennessy Publishing
*First Edition (May 18, 2009)