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'''USS ''William P. Lawrence'' (DDG-110)''' is an [[Arleigh Burke class destroyer|''Arleigh Burke''-class]] [[guided missile]] [[destroyer]] built by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. She is the 60th ship in her class.
 
'''USS ''William P. Lawrence'' (DDG-110)''' is an [[Arleigh Burke class destroyer|''Arleigh Burke''-class]] [[guided missile]] [[destroyer]] built by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. She is the 60th ship in her class.
The ship is named for [[Vice admiral (United States)|Vice Admiral]] [[William P. Lawrence]] (1930–2005), a [[Naval Aviator]], fighter pilot, test pilot, Mercury astronaut finalist, [[Vietnam War]] [[Prisoner of War]], a [[U.S. Third Fleet]] commander, a Chief of Naval Personnel, and a Superintendent of the [[U.S. Naval Academy]].
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The ship is named for [[Vice admiral (United States)|Vice Admiral]] [[William P. Lawrence]] (1930–2005), a [[Naval Aviator]], fighter pilot, test pilot, [[Project Mercury|Mercury]] astronaut finalist, [[Vietnam War]] [[Prisoner of War]], a [[U.S. Third Fleet]] commander, a Chief of Naval Personnel, and a Superintendent of the [[U.S. Naval Academy]].
   
 
''William P. Lawrence''{{'s}} keel was laid down on 16 September 2008,<ref name="nvr">{{cite web
 
''William P. Lawrence''{{'s}} keel was laid down on 16 September 2008,<ref name="nvr">{{cite web
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| date= 16 April 2010 | publisher= defence.professionals GmbH
 
| date= 16 April 2010 | publisher= defence.professionals GmbH
 
| accessdate=16 April 2010}}</ref> The ship was commissioned at the Port of Mobile, Alabama on 4 June 2011.<ref>Griggs, Travis, "[http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/06/gannett-navy-lawrence-destroyer-commissioned-in-mobile-060511/ Destroyer Lawrence commissioned in Mobile]", ''[[Military Times]]'', 5 June 2011.</ref> The ''Lawrence'' departed [[Naval Station San Diego]], California, on 14 January 2013 for its first overseas deployment as part of a four-ship surface action group from [[Carrier Strike Group Eleven]].<ref>{{cite web | author= Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Carla Ocampo, USN | title= USS Lawrence Sets Sail for Maiden Deployment | url= http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=71542 | work= NNS130118-18 | publisher= USS ''Lawrence'' Public Affairs | date= 18 January 2012 | accessdate=2013-01-23}}</ref>
 
| accessdate=16 April 2010}}</ref> The ship was commissioned at the Port of Mobile, Alabama on 4 June 2011.<ref>Griggs, Travis, "[http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/06/gannett-navy-lawrence-destroyer-commissioned-in-mobile-060511/ Destroyer Lawrence commissioned in Mobile]", ''[[Military Times]]'', 5 June 2011.</ref> The ''Lawrence'' departed [[Naval Station San Diego]], California, on 14 January 2013 for its first overseas deployment as part of a four-ship surface action group from [[Carrier Strike Group Eleven]].<ref>{{cite web | author= Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Carla Ocampo, USN | title= USS Lawrence Sets Sail for Maiden Deployment | url= http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=71542 | work= NNS130118-18 | publisher= USS ''Lawrence'' Public Affairs | date= 18 January 2012 | accessdate=2013-01-23}}</ref>
On 1 March 2013, the ''William P. Lawrence'' entered the Persian Gulf for operations with [[Carrier Strike Group Three]]. On 11 March 2013, the ''Lawrence'' rendered assistance to a burning vessel while operating in the Strait of Hormuz (''pictured'').<ref>{{cite web | author=MCS 3rd Class (SW) Carla Ocampo, USN |title= ''Lawrence'' Conducts First Strait of Hormuz Transit | url=http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=72475 | work= NNS130304-05 | publisher= USS ''William P. Lawrence'' Public Affairs | date= March 3, 2013 | accessdate=2013-03-14}} and {{cite web | author=MCS 3rd Class (SW) Carla Ocampo, USN |title= USS ''William P. Lawrence'' encounters burning vessel | url=http://www.dvidshub.net/image/886966/uss-william-p-lawrence-encounters-burning-vessel#.UZFBKKKG2iM | work= Navy Media Content Center #886966 | publisher= [[DVIDS]] | date= March 14, 2013 | accessdate=2013-05-14 |quote=Photo taken on March 11, 2013.}}</ref> In April 2012, on two separate occasions, the ''Lawrence'' joined the French frigate [[French frigate Montcalm (D642)|''Montcalm'']] in rendering assistance to civilian mariners in distress while operating in the Gulf of Oman as part of [[Combined Task Force 150]].<ref>{{cite web |title= Warships from CTF-150 Come to Mariners Rescue in Sea of Oman | url=http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/Warships-from-CTF-150-come-to-mariners-rescue-in-Sea-of-Oman-273e | work= BBC News | publisher= ''[[Muscat Daily]]'' | date= April 20, 2013 | accessdate=2013-05-06}}</ref> Starting 2 September 2013, ''William P. Lawrence'' began operating in the Red Sea as part of Carrier Strike Group Eleven.<ref name=DDG110history2013>{{cite web | title= 2013 History | url= http://www.uscarriers.net/ddg110history.htm | work= USS ''William P. Lawrence'' DDG 110| publisher= USCarrier.net | date= January 25, 2013 | accessdate=2013-01-25}}</ref><ref name=Reuters09022013>{{cite news|publisher=Reuters |title=USS ''Nimitz'' carrier moves into Red Sea |date=2013-09-02 |accessdate=2 September 2013|url=http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/02/us-syria-crisis-ships-idUSBRE9810DA20130902}}</ref>
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On 1 March 2013, the ''William P. Lawrence'' entered the Persian Gulf for operations with [[Carrier Strike Group Three]]. On 11 March 2013, the ''Lawrence'' rendered assistance to a burning vessel while operating in the Strait of Hormuz (''pictured'').<ref>{{cite web | author=MCS 3rd Class (SW) Carla Ocampo, USN |title= ''Lawrence'' Conducts First Strait of Hormuz Transit | url=http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=72475 | work= NNS130304-05 | publisher= USS ''William P. Lawrence'' Public Affairs | date= March 3, 2013 | accessdate=2013-03-14}} and {{cite web | author=MCS 3rd Class (SW) Carla Ocampo, USN |title= USS ''William P. Lawrence'' encounters burning vessel | url=http://www.dvidshub.net/image/886966/uss-william-p-lawrence-encounters-burning-vessel#.UZFBKKKG2iM | work= Navy Media Content Center #886966 | publisher= [[DVIDS]] | date= March 14, 2013 | accessdate=2013-05-14 |quote=Photo taken on March 11, 2013.}}</ref> In April 2012, on two separate occasions, the ''Lawrence'' joined the French frigate [[French frigate Montcalm (D642)|''Montcalm'']] in rendering assistance to civilian mariners in distress while operating in the [[Gulf of Oman]] as part of [[Combined Task Force 150]].<ref>{{cite web |title= Warships from CTF-150 Come to Mariners Rescue in Sea of Oman | url=http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/Warships-from-CTF-150-come-to-mariners-rescue-in-Sea-of-Oman-273e | work= BBC News | publisher= ''[[Muscat Daily]]'' | date= April 20, 2013 | accessdate=2013-05-06}}</ref> Starting 2 September 2013, ''William P. Lawrence'' began operating in the Red Sea as part of Carrier Strike Group Eleven.<ref name=DDG110history2013>{{cite web | title= 2013 History | url= http://www.uscarriers.net/ddg110history.htm | work= USS ''William P. Lawrence'' DDG 110| publisher= USCarrier.net | date= January 25, 2013 | accessdate=2013-01-25}}</ref><ref name=Reuters09022013>{{cite news|publisher=Reuters |title=USS ''Nimitz'' carrier moves into Red Sea |date=2013-09-02 |accessdate=2 September 2013|url=http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/02/us-syria-crisis-ships-idUSBRE9810DA20130902}}</ref>
   
 
On September 22, 2013, a helicopter operating from the ''William P. Lawrence'' crashed in the Red Sea. Three of the five crewmembers of the MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter were recovered.<ref>{{cite web | title= Navy helicopter crashes in Red Sea, 5 onboard | date= September 22, 2013, | author= FoxNews.com | url= http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/22/navy-helicopter-crashes-in-red-sea-5-onboard/?intcmp=latestnews#ixzz2fiV6Ybbk| accessdate=2013-09-23}}</ref>
 
On September 22, 2013, a helicopter operating from the ''William P. Lawrence'' crashed in the Red Sea. Three of the five crewmembers of the MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter were recovered.<ref>{{cite web | title= Navy helicopter crashes in Red Sea, 5 onboard | date= September 22, 2013, | author= FoxNews.com | url= http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/22/navy-helicopter-crashes-in-red-sea-5-onboard/?intcmp=latestnews#ixzz2fiV6Ybbk| accessdate=2013-09-23}}</ref>

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