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USS DEWEY (DDG-105)

CLASS - BURKE Flight IIa As Built.
Displacement 8373 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 509' 5" (oa) x 66' 11" x 20' (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/62 RF, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), 96 VLS Cells,
2 SH-60B helicopters, 8 Harpoon Missiles, 6 x 12.75" TT.
Machinery, 100,000 SHP; 4 GE LM-2500 Gas Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30+ Knots, Range 4400 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 370.
Operational and Building Data
Construction began May 2 2005 at Northrup Grumman.
Christened January 26 2008 at Pascagoula, MS.
Commissioned March 6 2010 at Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, Calif.

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Dewey 88kGeorge Dewey, born 26 December 1837 in Montpelier, Vt., graduated from the Naval Academy in 1858 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.Steven A. Cardali/Bill Gonyo
Dewey 49kArtist's conception of the Dewey as built by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Dewey 126kStart of fabrication of the future USS Dewey (DDG-105). Photo Courtesy of Northrup GrummanBill Gonyo
Dewey 145kPhoto of Kelly Teel, wife of Ship Systems president Philip Teel, as she authenticates the keel for PCU Dewey (DDG-105) on July 12, 2006.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 134kDeck house being lowered onto the hull.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 63kBow being lowered into place for hull assembly.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 49kAttaching the mast to the deck house.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 77kFour images of the Christening ceremony at Pascagoula, January 26 2008. 080126-N-1120L-045. Members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 Color Guard parade the colors at the christening ceremony for Pre-commissioning Unit Dewey (DDG 105) at the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems shipyard, Pascagoula, Miss. Dewey is the 55th ship in the Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers and is set to be delivered to the U.S. Navy in 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Lavender.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 113kAs above. 080126-N-1120L-002. Pre-commissioning Unit Dewey (DDG 105) displayed in full dress ship just prior to her christening ceremony at the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems shipyard, Pascagoula, Miss. Dewey is the 55th ship in the Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers and is set to be delivered to the U.S. Navy in 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Lavender.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 80kAs above. 080126-N-0696M-216. Mrs. Deborah Mullen, ships sponsor for the precommissioning unit Dewey (DDG 105) is joined by her husband, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen while speaking to the media at christening ceremony for the Aegis-class destroyer, held at Northrop Grumman Systems Shipyard, Pascagoula, Miss., Jan. 26, 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 102kAs above. 080126-N-0696M-146. Mrs. Deborah Mullen, ships sponsor for the precommissioning unit Dewey (DDG 105) christens the newest Aegis-class destroyer, striking the traditional champagne bottle across the ship's bow at Northrop Grumman Systems Shipyard, Pascagoula, Miss., Jan. 26, 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 67kThe cover of the Christening Program for USS Dewey (DDG-105) held at the Northrup Grumman Ship Systems, Pascagoula, MS on January 26, 2008.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 59kThe Christening Coin for USS Dewey (DDG-105), 26 January 2008.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 106kPascagoula, June 30 2009, USS Dewey (DDG-105) tills the Gulf of Mexico as she successfully completes her "Super Trial" last week. Super Trials test the ship's many systems in a single trial, saving money for the company and the U.S. Navy. DDG 105 will be the 26th Aegis guided missile destroyer built by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. Photo courtesy of the Northrop Grumman Corporation.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 106k091101-N-0696M-229. Pascagoula, Miss., November 1 2009, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deborah Mullen, lay good luck pieces into a steel box to be placed in the mast of the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Dewey (DDG 105), during a mast stepping ceremony at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. Deborah Mullen is the ship's sponsor. The pieces will remain sealed in the ships super structure until Dewey is decommissioned. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 219k091101-N-0696M-258. Pascagoula, Miss., November 1 2009, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the crew of the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Dewey (DDG 105) at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 173k091101-N-0696M-283. Pascagoula, Miss., November 1 2009, Deborah Mullen, wife of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, addresses the crew of the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit Dewey (DDG 105) at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. Mullen is the ship's sponsor. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 175kSan Diego, California, November 26 2009, family members of the USS Dewey (DDG 105) greet crew members as they depart the ship.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 124kSeal Beach Naval Weapons Station, California - CDR Warren R. Buller sits in his stateroom aboard the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Dewey (DDG 105) after arriving in Seal Beach, California prior to commissioning day and answering questions by the local media. Photo courtesy of David Burns.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 112kSeal Beach, Calif., March 2010 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) is attives at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station for her commissioning ceremony. Photo courtesy of Dave Burns.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 79kLCDR Fermin Espinoza, the Executive Officer, watches as the crowd arrives for commissioning of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, Calif. Photo courtesy of Dave Burns.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 177kU.S. Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) displayed in full dress ship just prior to her commissioning ceremony at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, California. Photo courtesy of Dave Burns.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 89kCover of the Commissioning pamphlet.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 49k100306-N-0696M-288. Seal Beach, Calif., March 6 2010, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) is commissioned at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, Calif. Dewey is named after Adm. George Dewey, who led his squadron of warships into Manila Bay to destroy the Spanish fleet during the Spanish-American War. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley.Tony Cowart
Dewey 146k100306-N-0696M-121. Seal Beach, March 6 2010, crew members board the Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG105), bringing her to life during the commissioning ceremony at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, California. U.S.Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 128k100306-N-06996M-131. Seal Beach, March 6 2010, from left, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, his wife Deborah and Cmdr. Warren R. Buller watch the crew of USS Dewey (DDG 105) bring the ship to life during her commissioning ceremony at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, California. Deborah is the ship's sponsor and Buller is the ship's commanding officer. Dewey is the Navy's newest Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 109k100306-N-0696M-314. Seal Beach, March 6 2010, Deborah Mullen, the wife of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, gives the order to bring the U.S. Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG105) to life during her commissioning ceremony at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 173kSeal Beach Naval Weapons Station, March 6 2010, The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen shakes hands after giving his dedication speech during the commissioning ceremony with the new commanding officer CDR. Warren R. Buller of the U.S. Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, California. Photo courtesy of David Burns.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 162kImage from the Commissioning pamphlet March 6 2010.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 217kImage from the Commissioning pamphlet March 6 2010. U.S.S. Dewey DDG-105 ship's motto is Dynamis Ex Cardias - "The Will to Fight from the Heart."Bill Gonyo
Dewey 26k100308-N-8951S-011. Seal Beach, Calif., March 8 2010, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) departs Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach after her commissioning ceremony. Dewey is named after Adm. George Dewey, who led his squadron of warships into Manila Bay to destroy the Spanish fleet during the Spanish-American War. U.S. Navy photo by Gregg Smith.Tony Cowart
Dewey 134k110609-N-BT887-507. Pacific Ocean, June 9 2011, the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG-105)is underway in the Pacific Ocean as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group. The strike group recently completed a joint task force exercise off the coast of Southern California.U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 156k120222-N-OY799-186 Pacific Ocean, February 22 2012, the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) leads the guided-missile destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and USS Wayne E. Meyers (DDG 108), all part of the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, during an air power demonstration. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group was under way in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations while on a seven-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate, USN.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 140k120227-N-SH505-073. San Diego, February 27 2012, guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) arrives at its home port of Naval Base San Diego. Dewey, part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, was returning from a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jasmine Sheard.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 123kThree views of USS DEWEY (DDG 105) standing into San Diego Bay enroute to the Naval Base on an overcast Monday morning, 27 February 2012. DEWEY is returning to homeport upon completion of deployment with the USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) Strike Group. CAPT Robert E. Lang USN (Ret.)
Dewey 90kAs above. CAPT Robert E. Lang USN (Ret.)
Dewey 124kAs above. Participants in DEWEY's Tiger Cruise are gathered on the missile deck. CAPT Robert E. Lang USN (Ret.)
Dewey 85kShip's patch.Gary Priolo
Dewey 78kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Dewey 81kThis ships bell, from the original USS Dewey (DD-349) commissioned in 1934, was donated to the newly constructed destroyer USS Dewey (DDG-105). Photo courtesy of the Northrop Grumman Corporation.Bill Gonyo

USS DEWEY DDG-105 History
Note: History is unavailable at this time
This ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Warren R. Buller II    Mar 6 2010 - Mar 24 2011
CDR John Colby Howard    Mar 24 2011 - Aug 1 2012
CDR Jake Brian Douglas    Aug 1 2012 - Mar 7 2014
CDR Mikael Alan Rockstad    Mar 7 2014 - present

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Dennis Smith
Address: 113 Poplar St., Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
Phone: (570)337-8025
E-mail: USSDEWEY@GMAIL.COM


Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Dewey Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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