USS Dewey (DDG-105)

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USS Dewey conducting a replenishment
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
  • Dynamis Ex Cardias
  • ("The Will to Fight from the Heart")[1]
Status: in active service
Badge: USS Dewey COA.png
General characteristics
Class and 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
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] 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]

The ship is part of Destroyer Squadron 1 of Carrier Strike Group One of which the flagship is aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70).[citation needed]

Ship's History[edit]

In April 2013, Dewey was outfitted with a Laser Weapon System (LaWS). This is an experimental weapon which can be used to disable small boats and drones.

On 26 May 2017, "Dewey" carried out a "freedom of navigation operation" (FONOP) in waters claimed by China in the South China Sea. According to Chinese sources, the Dewey was expelled from Chinese waters near the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea.[5] According to the US Navy, the FONOP proceeded as planned by peacefully transiting the area, despite verbal challenges and approaches by Chinese vessels.[6]

On 16 June 2017, "Dewey" got underway to assist USS Fitzgerald after a collision with the Japanese owned (NYK Line) Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal container ship.[7] On 4 September 2017, she deployed to the Port of Los Angeles as part of the 2017 fleet week activities. In October 2017, "Dewey" spilled oil near the Tijuana River.[8]


  • July 29, 2011 – February 27, 2012 Maiden deployment
  • August 22, 2014 – June 4, 2015 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf



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. Archived from the original on 12 November 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Dewey's Legacy" 27 February 2010 page AA6 Los Angeles Times
  3. ^ a b "Navy NewsStand – Eye on the Fleet". United States Navy. 26 January 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2008.
  4. ^ Gary Robbins Warship leaves O.C. to avoid tsunami Archived 2 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine 27 February 2010 Orange County Register
  5. ^ "China protests U.S. warship entering South China Sea - Xinhua |". Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  6. ^ Standifer, Cid (29 May 2017). "UPDATED: A Brief History of U.S. Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea". USNI News. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Bryce Benson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  8. ^ Maynard, Mackenzie; Feather, Bill; Stickney, R. (5 October 2017). "USS Dewey Leaks Oil Near Mouth of Tijuana River". KNSD. San Diego. Retrieved 2 August 2018.

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