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USS STOCKDALE (DDG-106)

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
Christened at Bath, Maine, May 10 2008.
Commissioned April 18 2009 at Port Hueneme, CA.
Active unit of the US Navy.

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Rear Adm. James B. Stockdale in full dress white uniform. He is one of the most highly decorated officers in the history of the Navy, wearing twenty six personal combat decorations, including two Distinguished Flying Crosses, three Distinguished Service Medals, two Purple Hearts, and four Silver Star medals in addition to the Medal of Honor. Later he obtained the rank of Vice Admiral, and is the only three star Admiral in the history of the Navy to wear both aviator wings and the Medal of Honor. [1] U.S. Navy photo. [2] Tombstone at the Naval Academy February 2008.Larry Backus
Stockdale 49kArtist's conception of the Stockdale 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
Stockdale 188kUndated, San Diego Naval Base.Richard Miller BMCS USNR (Ret.)
Stockdale 73kSan Diego, January 12 2006, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Mike Mullen, presents a photo of the newly announced Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) to the widow of the late Vice Adm. John B. Stockdale. The photo was presented during the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association West 2006 Conference. USS Stockdale is scheduled to be commissioned in 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Gas Turbine System Technician 3rd class Andrew Korenkov.Tony Cowart
Stockdale 92kA series of construction photos from Bath Iron Works.Kevin Kelly
Stockdale 102kAa above.Kevin Kelly
Stockdale 105kAa above.Kevin Kelly
Stockdale 133kUSS Stockdale (DDG 106) under construction at Bath Iron Works.Bill Gonyo
Stockdale 27kSybil Stockdale, widow of Vice Admiral James Stockdale, center, joined by granddaughter Elizabeth Stockdale, left, and assisted by Jim Favreau, of Bath Iron Works, right, releases a bottle to christen the Arleigh Burke Class destroyer Stockdale, Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.Bill Gonyo
Stockdale 162kChristening Program for Stockdale DDG 106, held on May 10, 2008 at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.Robert M. Cieri
Stockdale 153kCover of the Commissioning program.Robert M. Cieri
Stockdale 223kTwo scenes from the Commissioning ceremony on April 18 2009 at Port Hueneme, CA.Chuck White
Stockdale 106kAs above.Chuck White
Stockdale 153kCover of the Commissioning pamphlet.Robert M. Cieri
Stockdale 224k090418-N-0000V-001. Port Hueneme, Calif., April 18 2009, the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG-106) is commissioned at Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme. U.S. Navy photo by Vance Vasquez.Bill Gonyo
Stockdale 164kSailors of the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG-106) man the rails as the ship is commissioned at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, California, 18 April 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Vance Vasquez, # 090418-N-0000V-003.Robert Hurst
Stockdale 149k110104-N-7488A-949. Pacific Ocean, January 4 2011, aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducts a refueling at sea (RAS) with guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 were on a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Rosa A. Arzola.Robert M. Cieri
Stockdale 95k110104-N-2055M-236. Pacific Ocean, January 4 2011, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) comes alongside aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a refueling at sea (RAS). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 were on a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis K. Mendoza.Robert M. Cieri
Stockdale 136k110104-N-7488A-004. Pacific Ocean, January 4 2011, the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducts a refueling at sea (RAS), with guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 were on a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Rosa A. Arzola.Robert M. Cieri
Stockdale 148k110104-N-7981E-354. Pacific Ocean, January 4 2011, guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) maneuvers toward aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in preparation to conduct a refueling at sea (RAS). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 were on a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.Robert M. Cieri
Stockdale 190kPacific Ocean, January 10 2011, the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG-106) underway during a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Kurama (DDH 144) and the USS Gridley (DDG 101). Stockdale and Gridley are underway with the Carl Vinson Strike Group on a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.Bill Gonyo
Stockdale 184k110110-N-7981E-376. Pacific Ocean, January 10 2011, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Kurama (DDH 144), center, takes part in a passing exercise with the guided-missile destroyers USS Gridley (DDG 101), background, and USS Stockdale (DDG 106), foreground. Stockdale and Gridley were under way with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group on deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet's area of responsibility. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.Robert M. Cieri
Stockdale 183k100114-N-7981E-269. Chinhae, Republic of Korea, January 14 2011, Culinary Specialist Seaman Jessicca Yost prepares lunch aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106). Stockdale is underway with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group on a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.Bill Gonyo
Stockdale 176k100117-N-7981E-581. Pacific Ocean, January 17 2011, Engineman 3rd Class Raymond Delacruz, right turns the ship's rudders as Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) Fireman William Stanley and Electrician's Mate Fireman Hao Shum time their movement in the after steering unit while conducting rudder swing checks in preparation for a refueling at sea aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106). Stockdale is underway with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group on a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.Bill Gonyo
Stockdale 199kThe guided missile destroyers USS Gridley (DDG-101), centre and Stockdale (DDG-106), far right, both assigned to Carrier Air Strike Group (CSG) 1, cruise in formation with the Republic of Singapore Navy frigate RSS Stalwart (72) in the Pacific Ocean, on 20 January 2011. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are on deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Nicolas C. Lopez. Navy News Service photo # 110120-N-6320L-868.Robert Hurst
Stockdale 105kThe guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG-106), right, USS Halsey (DDG-97) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) are underway in the Pacific Ocean on 21 September 2011. The three ships are part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group conducting operations off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicolas C. Lopez. Image # 110921-N-GZ277-066.Robert Hurst
Stockdale 97kThe guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG-106) leads the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) and USS Halsey (DDG-97) in the Pacific Ocean. The three ships are part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group conducting operations off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicolas C. Lopez. Image # 110921-N-GZ277-069.Robert Hurst
Stockdale 145k130205-N-HN991-269. Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, February 5 2013, the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) moors pierside as the sun sets. Stockdale is in Subic Bay for their first scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Hooper.Ron Reeves
Stockdale 212k130322-N-HN991-066. U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY, March 22 2013, the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) fires its 5-inch/54-caliber (MK 45) lightweight gun during a live fire exercise. Stockdale is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Hooper.Ron Reeves
Stockdale 195k131105-N-ZZ999-003. Pacific Ocean, November 5 2013, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106), hoists a 240-foot homeward bound pennant as it prepares to return to homeport in San Diego after completing an extended deployment to the U.S. 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. The homeward bound pennant is flown by ships that are on a continuous overseas duty for nine months and returning to a U.S. homeport. The length of the pennant is one-foot for each Sailor who has served aboard while overseas for more than nine months. U.S. Navy photo.Robert M. Cieri
Stockdale 165k131108-N-DH124-093. Coronado, California, November 8 2013, the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) returns to its homeport of San Diego after completing a 10-month deployment to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rosalie Garcia, USN.Robert M. Cieri
Stockdale 115kSan Diego, USS Spruance (DDG-111) with USS Dewey (DDG-105) behind and USS Stockdale (DDG-106) on other side of the pier, December 30 2013.Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
Stockdale 130kSan Diego, USS Spruance (DDG-111) and USS Stockdale (DDG-106) on other side of the pier, December 30 2013.Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
Stockdale 157kShip's patch.Robert M. Cieri
Stockdale 61kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski

USS STOCKDALE DDG-106 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 Frederick William Kacher    Apr 18 2009 - Apr 29 2010
CDR Jeffrey Albyn Bennett II    Apr 29 2010 - Oct 14 2011
CDR Alexis T. (Lex) Walker    Oct 14 2011 - May 2 2013
CDR Robert Bowman (Bo) Johns    May 2 2013 - Oct 30 2014
CDR Sean Timothy Grunwell    Oct 30 2014 - present

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

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