|USS Dewey (DDG-105)|
USS Dewey (at front) with sister ship USS Pinckney in 2011
|Namesake:||Admiral of the Navy (United States) George Dewey|
|Ordered:||13 September 2002|
|Laid down:||4 October 2006|
|Launched:||26 January 2008|
|Commissioned:||6 March 2010|
|Homeport:||Naval Base San Diego|
Dynamis Ex Cardias|
("The Will to Fight from the Heart")
|Class & type:||Arleigh Burke class destroyer|
|Length:||509 ft 6 in (155.30 m)|
|Beam:||66 ft (20 m)|
|Draft:||31 ft (9.4 m)|
|Propulsion:||4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)|
|Speed:||30+ knots (55+ km/h)|
|Complement:||380 officers and enlisted|
1 × 32 cell, 1 × 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, 96 × RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc, missiles|
1 × 5/62 in (127/62 mm), 2 × 25 mm, 4 × 12.7 mm guns
2 × Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes
1 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
|Aircraft carried:||2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters|
USS Dewey (DDG-105) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the United States Navy. Dewey is the third Navy ship named after Admiral of the Navy George Dewey, hero of the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. The ship is part of Destroyer Squadron 21 of Carrier Strike Group Three which is currently headed by the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74).
She was authorized on 13 September 2002 and was built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. The keel was laid down on 4 October 2006 at the company's shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
On 26 January 2008, Dewey was christened in a ceremony in Pascagoula, by Deborah Mullen, the wife of Admiral Mike Mullen. Dewey was commissioned in Seal Beach, California on 6 March 2010, as the 55th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. This is the first ship commissioning for the City of Seal Beach.
As of 8 April 2013, the Dewey has been outfitted with the Laser Weapon System (LaWS). This is an experimental weapon which can be used to disable small boats and drones.
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This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.
- "USS Dewey (DDG 105)". United States Army Institute of Heraldry. http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/Navy/NavalShip.aspx?u=2812. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
- Dewey's Legacy 27 February 2010 page AA6 LA Times
- "Navy NewsStand – Eye on the Fleet". United States Navy. 26 January 2008. http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=54810. Retrieved 27 January 2008.
- Gary Robbins Warship leaves O.C. to avoid tsunami 27 February 2010 Orange County Register
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