USS Stockdale (DDG-106)

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Career
Name: USS Stockdale
Namesake: Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale[1]
Awarded: 13 September 2002[2]
Builder: Bath Iron Works[2]
Laid down: 10 August 2006[2]
Launched: 24 February 2008[2]
Sponsored by: Sybil Stockdale
Christened: 10 May 2008
Acquired: 30 September 2008[2]
Commissioned: 18 April 2009[3]
Homeport: Naval Base San Diego
Motto: "Return With Honor"
Status: in active service, as of 2014
Badge: USS Stockdale COA.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 tons[2]
Length: 509 ft 6 in (155.30 m)[2]
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)[2]
Draft: 22 ft (6.7 m)[2]
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h)
Complement: 380 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 Stockdale (DDG-106) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the United States Navy. The third Navy ship of that name, Stockdale is named after Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale (1923–2005) and is the 56th destroyer in her class. She was authorized on 13 September 2002 and was built by Bath Iron Works. She was christened 10 May 2008 by Admiral Stockdale's widow, Sybil, and delivered to the Navy on 30 September 2008. She transited the Panama Canal in March 2009; Adm. Stockdale's youngest son and grandchildren joined the ship for the trip.[4] USS Stockdale was commissioned on 18 April 2009 at Port Hueneme.[3]

Deployments[edit]

  • Maiden Deployment Nov-2010- Jul 2011 Eight month deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility. Ports of Call included:Guam; Sepangar, Malaysia; Sihanoukville, Cambodia; Laem Chabang, Thailand; Singapore, and Chinhae, Korea.
  • RIMPAC 2012, July 2012. Maneuvers in the Kaulakahi Channel (between Kauai and Niihau Islands, Hawaii) near PMRF
USS Stockdale and CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter

Unit Awards[edit]

Commanding Officers[edit]

The commanding officer (CO) of the USS Stockdale (DDG-106), is the United States Navy officer who is the most senior officer on ship. The CO is the ultimate authority over operations of the Stockdale and her crew. Commander Frederick W. Kacher was the first Commanding Officer of Stockdale. Commander Kacher was selected as the 2005 winner of the Admiral Elmo Zumwalt Award for Visionary Leadership.

List of commanding officers[edit]

# Name Start of tenure End of tenure
4 CDR Bo Johns[5] 2 May 2013
3 CDR Alexis T. Walker[5] 14 Oct 2011 2 May 2013
2 CDR Jeffrey Albyn Bennett II[5] 29 Apr 2010 14 October 2011
1 CDR Frederick William Kacher[5] Apr 18, 2009[5] Apr 29, 2010[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Destroyer Honors Vietnam War POW and Medal of Honor Recipient". U.S. Department of Defense. 16 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "USS Stockdale". Naval Vessel Register. NAVSEA Shipbuilding Support Office (NAVSHIPSO). Retrieved 16 March 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Matthew T. Hall (18 April 2009). "Navy commissions destroyer honoring Coronado's Stockdale". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 18 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "Stockdale Hosts Namesake Family for Historic Canal Transit". Navy News Service. 14 March 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f [1]

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