USS Jason Dunham

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USS Jason Dunham
150828-N-UY653-154 USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) returns to Norfolk homeport.jpg
USS Jason Dunham sailing through Virginian waters in August 2015.
United States
Name: USS Jason Dunham
Namesake: Corporal Jason Dunham[1]
Awarded: 13 September 2002[2]
Builder: Bath Iron Works[2]
Laid down: 11 April 2008[2]
Launched: 1 August 2009[1]
Sponsored by: Debra Dunham[3]
Commissioned: 13 November 2010[3]
Homeport: Naval Station Mayport[4]
Motto: Semper Fidelis, Semper Fortis ("Always faithful, always strong")
Status: in active service
Badge: USS Jason Dunham COA.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer[1]
Displacement: 9,200 long tons (9,300 t)[2]
Length: 510 ft (160 m)[2]
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)[2]
Draft: 33 ft (10 m)[2]
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)[2]
Speed: >30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement: 380 officers and enlisted[2]
Aircraft carried: 2 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 U.S. 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, and launched on 1 August 2009.[1] Jason Dunham was commissioned on 13 November 2010 with Commander M. Scott Sciretta in command.[3]



  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 d e f g h i "Jason Dunham". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  3. ^ a b c "Navy to Commission New Guided-Missile Destroyer Jason Dunham". Navy News Service. 10 November 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  4. ^ Frazier, Francine. "USS Jason Dunham arrives at new homeport". news4jax. Graham Media Group. 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.

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