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USS DEWEY (DL-14 / DLG-14 / DDG-45)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NOHW

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - SEA ROGUE

CLASS - FARRAGUT As Built.
Displacement 5648 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 512' 6" (oa) x 52' 4" x 17' 9" (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/54 RF, 1 Terrier Missile SAM System, 1 ASROC ASW System,
6 x 12.75" MK 32 ASW TT.
Machinery, 85,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Range 5000 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 360.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath ME on August 10 1957.
Launched November 30 1958 and commissioned December 7 1959.
Reclassified Guided Missile Frigate DLG-14 November 14 1956.
Decommissioned November 21 1969 and recommissioned March 13 1971.
Reclassified Guided Missile Destroyer DDG-45 June 30 1975.
Decommissioned August 31 1990.
Stricken November 20 1992.
Fate Sold April 15 1994 and broken up for scrap.

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Dewey 57kGeorge 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
Dewey 50kSample artist's conception 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
DLG-14
Dewey 53kUndated, location unknown-
Dewey 53kUndated, location unknown,-
Dewey 88kUndated, location unknown.William Oterson
Dewey 67kUndated postcard Copyright © Atlantic Fleet Sales, Norfolk, VA.Mike Smolinski
Dewey 176kUndated, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Dewey 164kUndated, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Dewey 141kThe launching at Bath November 30 1958.Ed Zajkowski
Dewey 22kUPI Newspaper clipping of the Dewey's Commissioning.Ron Reeves
Dewey 58kUSS Dewey (DLG-14) underway circa 1960, location uknown. Photo Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine. Photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1960-61 Edition.Robert Hurst
Dewey 230kBoston Naval Shipyard, July, 1960. CG-10 Albany alongside undergoing conversion to a Missile Cruiser© Richard Leonhardt
Dewey 52kNOB Norfolk, August 1964© Richard Leonhardt
Dewey 62kNOB Norfolk, August 1964© Richard Leonhardt
Dewey 71kNorfolk, August 1964© Richard Leonhardt
Dewey 83kUSS Dewey at Fleet Anchorage, Naples in 1965.William Swisher
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USS Dewey (DLG-14) entering Subic Bay and coming alongside the USS Gridley (DLG-21) during 1968. Note that the two ships were there together and their namesakes were in Philippine Islands almost 70 years to the day together as well.
Richard Crowe
Dewey 145kUnderway off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii on 31 May 1968. Photographer: PHCM (AC) Louis P. Bodine. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 106823.Robert Hurst
Dewey 95kA series of 5 photos the the Dewey refueling from the USS Pawcatuck (AO-108) with the USS J. F. Kennedy (CVA-67) on the opposite side. 13 July 1969 in the Mediterranean. US Navy photos by Weaver PH2.Roger C. Schulrud MMCS USN (ret)
Dewey 154kAs above.Roger C. Schulrud MMCS USN (ret)
Dewey 85kAs above.Roger C. Schulrud MMCS USN (ret)
Dewey 215kAs above.Roger C. Schulrud MMCS USN (ret)
Dewey 103kAs above.Roger C. Schulrud MMCS USN (ret)
Dewey 234kThree views from the boiler explosion that took place on September 4 1969. Philadelphia Navy Yard photos.Ed Zajkowski
Dewey 238kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Dewey 242kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Dewey 129kOfficial US Navy Photograph taken of the USS Dewey (DLG-14), under going AAW Modernization at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in 1970. Dewey was decommissioned 21 November 1969 for an extensive 15-month conversion as part of the Navy's Anti-Air Warfare Modernization Program. New radar and electronics were installed to replace less efficient units. The missile system was modified to permit the firing of two next generation missiles and to operate against sophisticated enemy countermeasures. The Naval Tactical Data System was also installed enabling Dewey to exchange digital information by computer-to-computer radio links with similarly equipped ships and aircraft. She was then capable of making rapid and accurate identification, as well as precise control of weapons.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 48kThe cover of the Commissioning Ceremony Program for USS Dewey DLG-14, held at the Philadelphia Naval Base on 13 March 1971.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 83kThe schedule of events for the Commissioning Ceremony of USS Dewey DLG-14 on 13 March 1971.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 100kImmediately following the Commissioning Ceremony, invited guests were able to tour the ship. Attached is the Tour Diagram handed out for that purpose on 13 March 1971.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 131kArtist's rendering of the Modernized USS Dewey (DLG-14).Robert M. Cieri
DDG-45
Dewey 148kUndated, location unknown.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 181kUSS Dewey (DDG-45) at sea, circa 1977. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 106824.Robert Hurst
Dewey 65kJune 1 1979, NAS Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, crewmen stand at parade rest under the Mark 10 missile launcher aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG-45) as the ship gets underway for participation in exercise Unitas XX.Fred Weiss
Dewey 122kDN-SN-82-09547. A starboard bow view of the guided missile frigate USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX. Photo by PH2 K. Brewer, June 1 1979.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 120kDN-SN-82-09578. A signalman aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) operates a signal light during exercise Unitas XX. Photo by K. Brewer, June 1 1979.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 143kDN-SN-82-09579. An electrician's mate aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) works on the ship's service generators during exercise Unitas XX. Photo by K. Brewer, June 1 1979.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 81kJune 1 1979, Porto De Heirro, Venezuala, a port quarter view of the guided missile destroyer USS Dewey(DDG-45) during exercise Unitas XX.Fred Weiss
Dewey 113kDN-SN-82-09486. A starboard view of the eight-tube Mark 16 ASROC launcher aboard the guided missile destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG-45) during Phase 0 of exercise Unitas XX. Photo by PH2 K. Brewer, June 1 1979.Bill Gonyo
Dewey 206kDN-SN-82-09560. Puerto De Heirro, Venezuela, June 1 1979, a port beam view of the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 45) during exercise Unitas XX. U.S. Navy photo by: PH2 K. Brewer.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 204kDN-SN-82-09584. Cartagena, Columbia, June 1 1979, a bow on view of the U.S. Navy warships involved in exercise Unitas XX. From left to right, the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 45), the frigates USS Jesse L. Brown (FF 1089) and USS Trippe (FF 1075). U.S. Navy photo by: PH2 K. Brewer.Robert M. Cieri
Dewey 108kAs DDG-45, signed by the Commanding Officer Ron Lassiter upon my departure in 1983George Shileikis FCCM(SW) USN-RET
Dewey 117kVisit to Montreal, September 12, 1983, as part of STANAFORLANT.Marc Piché
Dewey 79kAs above.Marc Piché
Dewey 85kAs above.Marc Piché
Dewey 106kAs above.Marc Piché
Dewey 68kAs above.Marc Piché
Dewey 97kAs above.Marc Piché
Dewey 79kAs above.Marc Piché
Dewey 90kAs above.Marc Piché
Dewey 28kAs above.Marc Piché
Dewey 34kAs above.Marc Piché
Dewey 50kAs above.Marc Piché
Dewey 45kAs above.Marc Piché
Dewey 92kVisit to Montreal, September 16, 1983, as part of STANAFORLANT.Marc Piché
Dewey 70kOctober 17 1987, Augusta Bay, Sicily, a port beam view of the guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG-45) underway.Fred Weiss
Patches/plaques
Dewey 64kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Dewey 54kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Dewey 17kShip's patch.Gerd Matthes
Dewey 69kShip's plaque.Marc Piché

USS DEWEY DL-14 / DLG-14 / DDG-45 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Elmo Russell (Bud) Zumwalt Jr.    Dec 7 1959 - Jul 15 1961 (Later ADM & CNO)
CDR Mark George Tremaine    Jul 15 1961 - Aug 21 1962
CDR Owen Anthony Roberts    Aug 21 1962 - Oct 9 1964
CDR Claiborne Sheldon Bradley    Oct 9 1964 - Jun 19 1966
CDR Reid Stringfellow    Jun 19 1966 - Apr 1 1968
CDR Virgil Chester Snyder    Apr 1 1968 - Nov 21 1969
(Decommissioned Nov 21 1969 - Mar 13 1971)
CDR Conrad Jonathan Rorie    Mar 13 1971 - Sep 4 1972 (Later RADM)
CDR John Allen Mack    Sep 4 1972 - Jan 11 1974
CDR Joe Pat Harrison    Jan 11 1974 - Jun 12 1976
CDR Michael Peter Kalleres    Jun 12 1976 - Jul 22 1978 (Later VADM)
CDR Charles Lance Terry    Jul 22 1978 - Jun 11 1980
CDR Harlan L. Morrison    Jun 11 1980 - Aug 27 1982
CAPT Ronald Lawrence Lassiter    Aug 27 1982 - Jan 11 1985
CDR Joel Brion Heaton    Jan 11 1985 - Dec 19 1986
CDR Richard Lewis Coleman    Dec 19 1986 - May 19 1989
CDR Ronald Arthur Route    May 19 1989 - Aug 31 1990 (Later VADM)

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.


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