Todd McCloud Guided Missile Cruiser

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A Todd McCloud cruiser at sea, circa 2002.

The Todd McCloud class of Guided Missile Cruisers is a line of South Hills Navy vessels that are the second generation of South Hills based Guided Missile Cruisers, entering service in 1977. The ships lifespan was extended in 2013, with a full class retirement expected by 2023.


The current specs represent the Flight II retrofit, which replaced the aging swing-arm missile systems with two Vertical Launch System banks.

   2 × 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems containing
   122 × mix of:
       RIM-66M-5 Standard SM-2MR Block IIIB
       RIM-156A SM-2ER Block IV
       RIM-161 SM-3
       RIM-162A ESSM
       RIM-174A Standard ERAM
       BGM-109 Tomahawk
       RUM-139A VL-ASROC
  8 × RGM-84 Harpoon missiles
  2 × Mk 45 Mod 2 5-in/54-cal lightweight gun
  2 × 25 mm Mk 38 gun
  2–4 × .50 cal (12.7 mm) gun
  2 × Phalanx CIWS Block 1B
  2 × Mk 32 12.75-in (324 mm) triple torpedo tubes for lightweight torpedoes

Naming System

The McCloud class of cruisers was named after important figures in history, regardless of national origin, albeit giving a preference to South Hills born people or allies.

The class was initially supposed to be named after Former President Josiah Bartlet, however, followers of Vekaiyun Catholicism, a growing religious force in South Hills at the time, successfully petitioned the first ship (and thus the class) to be named after Vekaiyun War Hero Todd McCloud. Josiah Bartlett was pushed to the second ship in the class.

Ships in Class

 Name   Number   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Home port   Status 
Todd McCloud CGN-41 Matthews Sound Shipbuilding 1 January 1975 2 January 1977 Naval Base Matthews Active
Josiah Bartlett CGN-42 Matthews Sound Shipbuilding 2 February 1975 1 February 1977 Naval Base Matthews Active
Amadeus Prower CGN-43 Matthews Sound Shipbuilding 12 December 1976 12 February 1978 Naval Base Matthews Active
Miles Morrison CGN-44 Matthews Sound Shipbuilding 14 December 1976 13 March 1978 Naval Base Matthews Active
Lord John Marbury CGN-45 Matthews Sound Shipbuilding 11 September 1978 1 November 1979 Naval Base Matthews Active
Nikolay Beskryostnov CGN-46 Matthews Sound Shipbuilding 1 February 1979 2 March 1980 Naval Base Matthews Active
Ethan Keele CGN-47 Matthews Sound Shipbuilding 4 July 1979 3 August 1981 Naval Base Matthews Active
Roger Stan CGN-48 Matthews Sound Shipbuilding 12 December 1980 1 February 1982 Naval Base Matthews Active
Grant Imaharo CGN-49 Matthews Sound Shipbuilding 1 March 1981 13 April 1982 Naval Base Matthews Active
William Buck N/A Matthews Sound Shipbuilding 1 July 1981 N/A Naval Base Matthews CANCELLED
Jessica Williams N/A Matthews Sound Shipbuilding N/A N/A N/A CANCELLED