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USS Gravely (DDG-107)
US Navy 101112-N-3737T-029 The guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gravely (DDG 107) navigates the Cape Fear River near Wilmingto.jpg
Gravely (DDG-107) en route to her commissioning
Name: Gravely
Namesake: Samuel L. Gravely, Jr.[1]
Awarded: 13 September 2002[2]
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding[2]
Laid down: 26 November 2007[2]
Launched: 30 March 2009[2]
Sponsored by: Alma Gravely[1]
Christened: 16 May 2009[1]
Commissioned: 20 November 2010[3]
Homeport: Naval Station Norfolk[2]
Motto: "First To Conquer"
Status: in active service, as of 2020[2]
Badge: USSGravelyDDG107coatofarms.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 long tons (9,300 t)
Length: 509 ft 6 in (155.30 m)[2]
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)[2]
Draft: 33 ft (10 m)[2]
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)[2]
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)[1]
Complement: 370 officers and enlisted[2]
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 Gravely (DDG-107) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the United States Navy. She is named after Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr.[4]

Gravely is the 57th destroyer in her class. She was authorized on 13 September 2002 and her keel was laid down on 26 November 2007 at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding's Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Gravely was launched on 30 March 2009.[2] She successfully completed sea trial in June 2010.[5]

Alma B.C. Gravely, Admiral Gravely's widow, christened Gravely, Northrop Grumman’s 27th Aegis guided missile destroyer, on 16 May 2009. Retired Navy Adm. J. Paul Reason was the principal speaker at the ceremony, which was held at Northrop’s facility in Pascagoula.[1]

Gravely was commissioned at Wilmington, North Carolina on 20 November 2010 under the command of Commander Douglas Kunzman.[3] She is currently part of Carrier Strike Group Two. In late August 2013 along with her sister ships USS Mahan (DDG-72) USS Barry (DDG-52), and USS Ramage (DDG-61), Gravely was sent to patrol the eastern Mediterranean Sea in response to rising rumors of an imminent military intervention in the Syrian civil war.

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