USS Gridley (DDG-101)

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USS Gridley DDG-101
USS Gridley (DDG-101)
Career (United States)
Namesake: Captain Charles Gridley
Ordered: 6 March 1998
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 30 July 2004
Launched: 28 December 2005
Commissioned: 10 February 2007
Motto: IGNIS UBI PARATUS (“Fire when ready”)
Status: in active service, as of 2024
Badge: 150px
General characteristics
Displacement: 9,200 long tons (9,300 t)
Length: 509 ft 6 in (155.30 m)
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)
Draught: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Speed: >30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement: 380 officers and enlisted
Armament: One 32-cell and one 64-cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, with 96 RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk, or RUM-139 VL-Asroc, missiles
1 × 5 in (127 mm)62 cal MK 45, 2 x 25 mm, 4 x 12.7 mm guns
2 x Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 2 x SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters

The fourth USS Gridley (DDG-101) is the fifty-first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. Gridley is named after Captain Charles Gridley, Commander of Admiral George Dewey's flagship Olympia, (Flag Captain) and recipient of Admiral Dewey's famous command, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" in the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.

In May 2004, the Secretary of the Navy announced the names of five new Arleigh Burke class destroyers, including Gridley. Her keel was laid on 30 July 2004 at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. She was christened on 11 February 2006. The Gridley was commissioned at the Port of Miami on Saturday, February 10, 2007.

She has joined the Pacific Fleet and is homeported at Naval Base San Diego.

Gridley departed Naval Base San Diego on 19 May 2008 for her maiden deployment and returned on 25 November 2008.[1]


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File:USS-Gridley---enters San Diego bay.jpg
USS Gridley enters its home port of San Diego

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