On March 9, 1991, the USS Cowpens CG-63, an Aegis guided missile cruiser of the Ticonderoga class, was commissioned in Charleston, SC.
That ship, whose nickname is “The Thundering Herd”, is one of Seventh Fleet’s finest ships and boasts some of the most advanced warfare technology in the Navy. The ship is known for it AEGIS combat system and the Tomahawk weapons system.
The USS Cowpens is on active duty as part of the Navy forces in Yokosuka, Japan, and is a member of the USS George Washington Strike Group.
The USS Cowpens CG-63 has set many records, including an unprecedented run of six consecutive Battle Efficiency awards.
Sailors and veterans of the current USS Cowpens are also invited to the town’s annual Mighty Moo festival. Their involvement assures the town’s relationship between the ship and her crew members will continue.
“The Thundering Herd.” USS Cowpens CG-63. 9 February 2010. http://www.cowpens.navy.mil/default.aspx