The United States has chosen to retire its cruiser fleet.

Despite the air defence gap left by this force, the US Navy decided to scrap all 22 Ticonderoga-class cruisers. The US Navy released a 30-year shipbuilding plan on April 21 that plans to replace all Ticonderoga-class cruisers with the Flight III variant of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. The US Navy would dismantle 10 Ticonderogas this … Read more