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USS Dewey (DDG-105)
USS Dewey (at front) with sister ship USS Pinckney in 2011
USS Dewey (at front) with sister ship USS Pinckney in 2011
Name: USS Dewey
Namesake: Admiral of the Navy (United States) George Dewey
Ordered: 13 September 2002
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 4 October 2006
Launched: 26 January 2008
Commissioned: 6 March 2010
Homeport: Naval Base San Diego
Motto: Dynamis Ex Cardias
("The Will to Fight from the Heart")[1]
Status: In Service
Badge: USS Dewey COA.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Arleigh Burke class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 tons
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
Armament: 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.[2] 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.[3] Dewey was commissioned in Seal Beach, California on 6 March 2010, as the 55th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.[3] This is the first ship commissioning for the City of Seal Beach.[4]

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.

References[edit | edit source]

This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.

  1. "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. 
  2. Dewey's Legacy 27 February 2010 page AA6 LA Times
  3. 3.0 3.1 "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. 
  4. Gary Robbins Warship leaves O.C. to avoid tsunami 27 February 2010 Orange County Register

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