USS Dewey (DDG-105)

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Dewey christening January 26, 2008
Dewey christening 26 January 2008
Name: USS Dewey
Namesake: Admiral George Dewey
Ordered: 13 September 2002
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 4 October 2006
Launched: 26 January 2008
Commissioned: 6 March 2010
Homeport: Naval Base San Diego
Motto: Dynamis Ex Cardias
("The Will to Fight from the Heart") [1]
Status: In Service
Badge: USSDeweyCrest.jpg
General characteristics
Class and type: Arleigh Burke class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 tons
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: 30+ knots (55+ km/h)
Complement: 380 officers and enlisted
Armament: 1 × 32 cell, 1 × 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, 96 × RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc, missiles
1 × 5/62 in (127/62 mm), 2 × 25 mm, 4 × 12.7 mm guns
2 × Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters

USS Dewey (DDG-105) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the United States Navy. Dewey is the third Navy ship named after Admiral of the Navy George Dewey, hero of the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.[2]

She was authorized on 13 September 2002 and was built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. The keel was laid down on 4 October 2006 at the company's shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

On 26 January 2008, Dewey was christened in a ceremony in Pascagoula, by Deborah Mullen, the wife of Admiral Mike Mullen.[3] Dewey was commissioned in Seal Beach, California on 6 March 2010, as the 55th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.[3] This is the first ship commissioning for the City of Seal Beach.[4]


This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.

  1. "USS Dewey (DDG 105)". United States Army Institute of Heraldry. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  2. Dewey's Legacy February 27, 2010 page AA6 LA Times
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Navy NewsStand - Eye on the Fleet". United States Navy. 2008-01-26. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  4. Gary Robbins Warship leaves O.C. to avoid tsunami February 27th, 2010 Orange County Register

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