USS Stockdale (DDG-106)

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USS Stockdale (DDG-106)
The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) flies a 240-foot long homeward bound pennant from its mast as it steams through the Pacific Ocean on 131105-N-ZZ999-003.jpg
USS Stockdale in the Pacific Ocean in 2013
History
United States
Name: USS Stockdale
Namesake: James B. 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
Identification:
Motto: "Return With Honor"
Status: in active service
Badge: USS Stockdale COA.png
General characteristics
Class and 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:
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 U.S. 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. Stockdale 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; Admiral 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]

Ship history[edit]

From November 2010 to July 2011, Stockdale performed an eight-month deployment in the United States Seventh Fleet Area of Responsibility. She made ports of call at Guam, Sepangar, Malaysia; Sihanoukville, Cambodia; Laem Chabang, Thailand; Singapore, and Chinhae, South Korea.

In July 2012, Stockdale participated in the naval exercise RIMPAC 2012. This included maneuvers in the Kaulakahi Channel (between Kauai and Niihau Islands, Hawaii) near the PMRF.

USS Stockdale and CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter

Unit awards[edit]

2015 Battle "E"

Deployments[edit]

  • 30 November 2010 – 22 July 2011 Maiden deployment
  • 24 January 2013 – 8 November 2013 WESTPAC
  • 20 January 2016 – 29 August 2016

7th Fleet Deployment, part of the "Great Green Fleet"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Destroyer Honors Vietnam War POW and Medal of Honor Recipient". U.S. Department of Defense. 12 January 2006. Retrieved 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. 

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