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USS WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE (DDG-110)

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
Keel laid September 16 2008 at Pascagoula.
Christened April 17 2010 at Pascagoula.
Commissioned June 4 2011 during a ceremony at the Alabama State Docks, Mobile, Alabama.
Active unit of the U.S. Navy.
Homeported at San Diego, CA.

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Lawrence 91kAdm. William P. Lawrence was the first naval aviator to fly at twice the speed of sound. He also served almost 6 years as a POW in North Vietnam and was later the Superintendent of the Naval Academy, Commander of 3rd Fleet and Chief NAVPERS.Ron Reeves/Bill Gonyo
Lawrence 49kArtist's conception of the Lawrence 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
Lawrence 101kJanuary 15 2009, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Pascagoula, MS, shipbuilders added the 160-ton bow section of William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) to the guided missile destroyer. The lift marks the 13th lift of 21, making the ship 76 percent erection complete. "We are proud of the work accomplished so far by our craftsmen," said Sparky Butler, DDG 110 Program Manager. “We believe this will be one of the finest Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding ships once she's completed.Bill Gonyo
Lawrence 132kUndated, during construction.Bill Gonyo
Lawrence 195kUndated, during construction. Photo by Alan Hinkel Photography.Bill Gonyo
Lawrence 120kLawrence at Pascagoula during construction and prior to the Christening Ceremony.Robert Hurst
Lawrence 67kUndated, during construction.Ron Reeves
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Invitation to the Christening Ceremony at Pascagoula on April 17 2010.Bill Coale
Lawrence 129k(left to right) U.S. Navy Cmdr. Tom Williams, prospecting commanding officer, USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), with ship's sponsors Diane Wilcox Lawrence, Dr. Laurie MacPherson, U.S. Navy (Ret.) Capt. Wendy B. Lawrence, and Irwin F. Edenzon, Vice-President and General Manager, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Gulf Coast, pose together the mast-stepping on April 16th, 2010, Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding.Bill Gonyo
Lawrence 113kNorthrop Grumman Shipbuilding's 28th Aegis guided missile destroyer William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) waits to be christened on 17 April 2010 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding.Bill Gonyo
Lawrence 153kOn 17 April 2010 the Aegis guided-missile destroyer William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) waits to be christened at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi. Photo courtesy of Doug Bremenkamp, Gulfport, MS.Robert M. Cieri
Lawrence 170kWith three simultaneous swings, the sponsors of Northrop Grumman-built Aegis guided missile destroyer, William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), named for naval aviator and Vietnam POW Vice Adm. William P. Lawrence, christen the ship in a time-honored tradition Saturday, April 17, 2010. The sponsors include (L-R) Vice Adm. Lawrence's daughter U.S. Navy Capt. Wendy B. Lawrence, a retired astronaut, his daughter Laurie Macpherson Lawrence, M.D., and his widow, Diane Wilcox Lawrence. Standing behind the sponsors are (L-R) U.S. Navy Cmdr. Tom Williams, the ship's prospective commanding officer; Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding President Mike Petters; and Lawrence's longtime friend, Texas businessman H. Ross Perot. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding.Bill Gonyo
Lawrence 137k(PCU) William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) at Pascagoula during construction floats for the her first time.Bill Gonyo
Lawrence 180kPascagoula, Miss., January 25 2011, Northrop Grumman Corporation's Aegis guided missile destroyer William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) successfully completed her combined super trial in the Gulf of Mexico. The successful sea trials paved the way for delivery to the Navy in the next six weeks. Photo courtesy of the Northrop Gruman Corporation.Bill Gonyo
Lawrence 176kCommissioning Poster for the Guided Missile Destroyer William P. Lawrence.Bill Gonyo
Lawrence 178kPascagoula, Miss., February 24 2011, with U.S. Navy Capt. Bill Galinis, supervisor of shipbuilding, Gulf Coast, far left and U.S. Navy Cmdr. Thomas R. Williams, DDG 110's prospective commanding officer, center, observing, George Nungesser, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding program manager for the DDG 51 program, signs the DD250 form officially transferring custody of William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) from Northrop Grumman to the Navy. Photo Courtesy of Northrop Grumman.Bill Gonyo
Lawrence 30kCrew manning the ship during the Commissioning Ceremony.Ron Reeves
Lawrence 95kCrew observing morning Colors, March 21 2011.Ron Reeves
Lawrence 136kMobile, Alabama, May 27 2011, the William P. Lawrence (DDG-110)arrived in Mobile on Friday, where the destroyer and her crew will remain until the formal commissioning ceremony on June 4. Sailors standing at attention lined the decks as the ship rolled past the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, dwarfing the tugboats that motored alongside. The ship and crew were welcomed by a contingent of fellow sailors, Azalea Trail Maids and members of the Mobile Council of the Navy League. Photo courtesy of the Press-Register by John David Mercer.Bill Gonyo
Lawrence 106kThe USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110) is seen docked along the waterfront in Mobile, Ala., Thursday, June 2, 2011. The crew is busy making preparations for her commissioning. The Navy will commission the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer Saturday morning, June 4, during a ceremony at the Alabama State Docks. Photo courtesy of the Press-Register. Photo by G.M. Andrews.Bill Gonyo
Lawrence 162k110604-N-WI828-003. Mobile, Alabama, June 4 2011, members of the color guard look on as sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) during the ship's commissioning ceremony. She was named for the late Vice Adm. William P. Lawrence, a naval aviator who served as a test pilot and endured six years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Lawrence later served as the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy and Chief of Naval Personnel. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Mark C. Jones, USN.Robert M. Cieri
Lawrence 143k110701-N-DI719-064. San Diego, July 1 2011, Vice Adm. Richard Hunt, commander of Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, is given a tour of the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110) by commanding officer Cmdr. Thomas Williams. William P. Lawrence, the 60th Arleigh Burke class destroyer, was commissioned June 4 and will be homeported in San Diego. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elena Pence.Bill Gonyo
Lawrence 183k110701-N-DI719-026. San Diego, July 1 2011, the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110) arrives at homeport at Naval Base San Diego. William P. Lawrence, the 60thArleigh Burke class destroyer, was commissioned June 4. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elena Pence.Bill Gonyo
Lawrence 137kFive views of the Lawrence July 1 2011 at San Diego. Entering San Diego Bay for the first time.© CAPT Robert E. Lang USN (Ret.)
Lawrence 149kAs above, passing USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) moored at NAS North Island.© CAPT Robert E. Lang USN (Ret.)
Lawrence 125kAs above, exchanging passing honors with HMS SURPRISE of the Maritime Museum of San Diego.© CAPT Robert E. Lang USN (Ret.)
Lawrence 105kAs above, abreast Seaport Village, downtown San Diego.© CAPT Robert E. Lang USN (Ret.)
Lawrence 150kAs above, approaching the San Diego Coronado Bridge enroute to Naval Base San Diego.© CAPT Robert E. Lang USN (Ret.)
Lawrence 175k130114-N-VO234-041. San Diego, January 14 2013, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), which is part of the Nimitz Strike Group Surface Action Group (SAG), departs San Diego for a western Pacific Ocean deployment. The Nimitz Strike Group SAG will focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts, which helps establish conditions for regional stability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Conor Minto.Ron Reeves
Lawrence 167k130311-N-ZQ631-124. U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY, March 11 2013, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) prepare to offer rescue assistance to a burning vessel during a transit of the Strait of Hormuz. William P. Lawrence 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 3rd Class Carla Ocampo.Ron Reeves
Lawrence 63kShip's patch.Don McGrogan, BMCS, USN (Ret.)

USS WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE DDG-110 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 Thomas R. Williams III    Jun 4 2011 - Apr 27 2012
CDR Jana Alyn Vavasseur    Apr 27 2012 - Dec 17 2013
CDR Chanden S. Langhofer    Dec 17 2013 - present

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