USS DEWEY is one of the Flight IIA ARLEIGH BURKE - class of Aegis guided missile destroyers and the third ship in the Navy named after Admiral George Dewey.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: September 13, 2002|
|Keel laid: October 4, 2006|
|Launched: January 18, 2008|
|Commissioned: March 6, 2010|
|Builder: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Ingalls Operations, Pascagoula, Miss.|
|Propulsion system: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines|
|Length: 508,5 feet (155 meters)|
|Beam: 67 feet (20.4 meters)|
|Draft: 30,5 feet (9.3 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 9,200 tons full load|
|Speed: 32 knots|
|Aircraft: two SH-60 (LAMPS 3) helicopters|
|Armament: one Mk-45 5"/62 caliber lightweight gun, two Mk-41 VLS for Standard missiles and Tomahawk ASM/LAM, one 20mm Phalanx CIWS, two Mk-32 triple torpedo tubes for Mk-50 and Mk-46 torpedoes, two Mk 38 Mod 2 25mm machine gun systems|
|Homeport: San Diego, Calif.|
|Crew: approx. 320|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS DEWEY. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
About the Ship's Name:
George Dewey, born 26 December 1837 in Montpelier, Vt., graduated from the Naval Academy in 1868 and after varied important service assumed command of the Asiatic Station 3 January 1898, with his flag in the protected cruiser OLYMPIA. On the night of 30 April 1898 Admiral Dewey led his squadron into Manila Bay and the next morning in 2 hours destroyed the Spanish fleet without a single American loss. Admiral Dewey was relieved of his command 4 October 1899 and ordered to Washington, D.C., where he was designated President of the General Board. On 24 March 1903 he was commissioned Admiral of the Navy, a rank created for him, which he held until his death 16 January 1917.
USS DEWEY Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the DEWEY at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on May 10, 2012.
The photos below were taken by me and show the DEWEY at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on October 3, 2012.