USS Jason Dunham

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USS Jason Dunham in August 2015
United States
NameJason Dunham
NamesakeJason Dunham[1]
Awarded13 September 2002[3]
BuilderBath Iron Works[3]
Laid down11 April 2008[3]
Launched1 August 2009[1]
Sponsored byDebra Dunham[2]
Commissioned13 November 2010[2]
Statusin active service
BadgeUSS Jason Dunham COA.png
General characteristics
Class and typeArleigh Burke-class destroyer[1]
Displacement9,200 long tons (9,300 t)[3]
Length510 ft (160 m)[3]
Beam66 ft (20 m)[3]
Draft33 ft (10 m)[3]
Propulsion4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)[3]
Speed>30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement380 officers and enlisted[3]
Aircraft carried2 x MH-60R Seahawk helicopters

USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She is named after US Marine Corps corporal Jason Dunham, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for service in the Iraq War.[1]

Jason Dunham is the 59th destroyer in her class and built by the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.[5] She was christened by Corporal Dunham's mother, Debra Dunham, the ship's sponsor and launched on 1 August 2009.[1] Jason Dunham was commissioned on 13 November 2010.[2]

Ship's history[edit]

In May 2022, Jason Dunham was homeported out of Naval Station Mayport and a part of Destroyer Squadron 28, along with Carrier Strike Group 8 led by the USS Harry S. Truman.[6]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Navy Christens Newest Arleigh Burke-Class Ship Jason Dunham". Navy News Service. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Navy to Commission New Guided-Missile Destroyer Jason Dunham". Navy News Service. 10 November 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Jason Dunham". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  4. ^ Frazier, Francine. "USS Jason Dunham arrives at new homeport". news4jax. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  5. ^ Gams, PFC Michael T. (25 March 2010). "Legacy lives aboard USS Jason Dunham". Marines Magazine. United States Marine Corps. Retrieved 1 April 2010.
  6. ^ "USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 23, 2022". 23 May 2022. Retrieved 2 June 2022.

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