USS Wayne E. Meyer
USS Wayne E. Meyer at sea in 2012
|Name:||USS Wayne E. Meyer|
|Namesake:||Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer|
|Awarded:||9 September 2002|
|Builder:||Bath Iron Works|
|Laid down:||18 May 2007|
|Launched:||19 October 2008|
|Sponsored by:||Anna Mae Meyer|
|Acquired:||10 July 2009|
|Commissioned:||10 October 2009|
|Homeport:||Pearl Harbor, Hawaii|
|Motto:||"One Powerful Legacy"|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and 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:||exceeds 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)|
|Complement:||275 officers and enlisted|
|Aircraft carried:||2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters|
USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the United States Navy. She is named after Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer, known as the "Father of Aegis". She carries the 100th AEGIS Weapon System to be delivered to the United States Navy. Wayne E. Meyer is the 58th destroyer in her class. She was built by Bath Iron Works, and was christened by sponsor Anna Mae Meyer, wife of Admiral Meyer, and launched on 18 October 2008. She completed sea trials in June 2009 and was delivered to the Navy in July 2009. She was commissioned on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 10 October 2009.
Wayne E. Meyer made her maiden deployment as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG) from 29 July 2011 until 27 February 2012. She made port calls in Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Bahrain, Dubai, and the Philippines.
In January 2017, Wayne E. Meyer and USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112) were part of Destroyer Squadron 1, and along with USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) formed Carrier Strike Group One (CSG-1), during a deployment to the western Pacific. In April of that year, CSG-1 cancelled a scheduled port call in Australia, in response to increasing tensions between the United States and North Korea over the latter's nuclear weapons program.
In September 2018 Wayne E. Meyer and USS O'Kane (DDG-77) completed homeport swaps. Wayne E. Meyer arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on September 13 and O'Kane got underway for her new homeport of San Diego.
In popular culture
- Wayne E. Meyer was featured in the episode "Destroyer Disaster" of the Food Network show, Dinner: Impossible.
- "Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Wayne E. Meyer". Navy News Service. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 11 July 2009.
- "Destroyer to be named for weapons developer". Courier-Post. 10 October 2009.[dead link]
- "FAQ". USS Wayne E. Meyer.[permanent dead link]
- "Commander, Destroyer Squadron 1". U.S. Navy. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
- "Commander, Carrier Strike Group 1". U.S. Navy. Archived from the original on 13 April 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
- "Destroyer Disaster Episode IE0801". Food Network. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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