DL-14/DLG-14/DDG-45 U.S.S. Dewey


Class: FARRAGUT As Built.
Displacement: 5,648 Tons (Full)
Dimensions, 512'6"(oa)x52'4"x17'9"(Max)
Armament: 1x5"/54 RF, 1 Terrier Missile SAM System, 1 ASROC ASW System, 6x12.75" MK 32 ASW TT
Machinery: 85,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed: 33kts; Range: 5000 NB@20 Knots; Crew: 360

George Dewey, born December 26, 1837 in Montpelier, VT. graduated from the Naval Academy in 1868 and after varied important service, assumed command of the Asiatic Station January 3, 1898, with his flag in the protected cruiser Olympia. On the night of April 30, 1898, Admiral Dewey led his squadron into Manila Bay and the next morning in two hours destroyed the Spanish fleet without a single American loss. Admiral Dewey was relieved of his command October 4, 1899 and ordered to Washington, D.C. where he was designated President of the General Board. On March 24, 1903 he was commissioned Admiral of the Navy, a rank created for him, which he held until his death January 16, 1917.

Laid down August 10, 1957 by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
Launched November 30, 1958 - Commissioned December 7, 1959
Reclassified Guided Missile Frigate DLG-14 November 14, 1956
Reclassifed Guided Missile Destroyer DDG-45 June 30, 1975
Decommissioned August 31, 1990, Stricken November 20, 1992
Fate - Sold and broken up for scrap April 15, 1994