The Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) arrived in Singapore Aug. 20 for a good will and friendship building port visit as well as a voyage repair maintenance availability.
Prior to arriving in Singapore, the ship participated in the 2014 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the world’s largest naval exercise with 49 ships from 22 countries. The exercise provided invaluable partnership building with other navies through participation in training operations, including large and small caliber gun fire, visit, board, search and seizure operations and a missile launch. In addition, Cape St. George Sailors enjoyed time ashore in Hawaii participating in the RIMPAC sporting events where they were able to meet and interact with sailors from the other participating countries.
While in port Singapore, Sailors explored the local area and enjoyed Singaporean hospitality. The ship also organized and participated in two community outreach projects.
Cape St. George left its home port of San Diego June 16 for its 2014 independent deployment to 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.