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:||San Diego, California|
|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, who is known as the Father of Aegis. The ship is part of Destroyer Squadron 1 of Carrier Strike Group One which is currently headed by the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. Wayne E. Meyer is the 58th destroyer in her class. She carries the 100th AEGIS Weapon System to be delivered to the United States Navy.
Wayne E. Meyer 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 arrived at her homeport in San Diego, California on 4 December 2009.
Wayne E. Meyer celebrated her first change of command on 8 April 2011 with Executive Officer CDR Leo Albea relieving the ship's first Commanding Officer, CDR Nick Sarap.
Wayne E. Meyer made her maiden deployment as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group from 29 July 2011 until 27 February 2012. She made port calls in Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Bahrain, Dubai, and the Philippines.
The commanding officer of USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108) is a United States Navy officer that is the most senior officer on ship. The CO is the ultimate authority over operations of Wayne E. Meyer and her crew.
List of commanding officers
|#||Name||Start of tenure||End of tenure|
|5||CDR Vincent A. Fortson||29 July 2016|
|4||CDR Adam L. Fleming||31 March 2015||29 July 2016|
|3||CDR Randy Jay Van Rossum||30 August 2013||31 March 2015|
|2||CDR Leopoldo Sardalla J. Albea||8 April 2011||30 August 2013|
|1||CDR Nick Sarap||10 October 2009||8 April 2011|
Command master chiefs
|#||Picture||Name||Start of tenure||End of tenure|
|2||CMDCM (SW) Veronica Holliday||November 2014||Present|
- 29 July 2011- 27 February 2012
- 20 March 2014- 20 October 2014
In popular culture
- Wayne E. Meyer is featured on the "Destroyer Disaster" episode of the Food Network show Dinner: Impossible.
- 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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