USS Dewey (DDG-105)
USS Dewey conducting a replenishment
|Namesake:||Admiral of the Navy (United States) George Dewey|
|Ordered:||13 September 2002|
|Laid down:||4 October 2006|
|Launched:||26 January 2008|
|Commissioned:||6 March 2010|
|Homeport:||Naval Base San Diego|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2015|
|Class & type:||Arleigh Burke class destroyer|
|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. The ship is part of Destroyer Squadron 1 of Carrier Strike Group One which is currently headed by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70).
On 26 January 2008, Dewey was christened in a ceremony in Pascagoula, by Deborah Mullen, the wife of Admiral Mike Mullen. Dewey was commissioned in Seal Beach, California on 6 March 2010, as the 55th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. This is the first ship commissioning for the City of Seal Beach.
In April 2013, the Dewey was outfitted with a Laser Weapon System (LaWS). This is an experimental weapon which can be used to disable small boats and drones.
- "USS Dewey (DDG 105)". United States Army Institute of Heraldry. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
- "Dewey's Legacy" 27 February 2010 page AA6 Los Angeles Times
- "Navy NewsStand – Eye on the Fleet". United States Navy. 26 January 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2008.
- Gary Robbins Warship leaves O.C. to avoid tsunami 27 February 2010 Orange County Register
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