Dewey & New York Delivered to U.S. Navy

Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Aegis guided missile destroyer Dewey (DDG 105) (Photo Courtesy Northrop Grumman)

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) delivered two ships to the U.S. Navy this week at its Gulf Coast shipyards in Pascagoula, Miss. and Avondale, La. Company and Navy officials signed documents officially transferring custody of the Aegis guided missile destroyer Dewey (DDG 105) in Pascagoula on Monday, Aug. 17 and the amphibious transport dock ship New York (LPD 21) at the New Orleans facility on Friday, Aug. 21.
 
"Delivering one ship is a tremendous accomplishment, as a ship delivery flexes nearly every muscle in a shipbuilding organization," said Mike Petters, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding sector. "But to deliver two highly technical and complex ships within a few days of each other is a true testament to the skill, commitment, and sense of ownership found in the talented men and women who built these ships for the U.S. Navy. It exemplifies the breadth of capability and would not happen without a close partnership with our customer."
Dewey (DDG 105)

The newest Aegis guided missile destroyer, Dewey (DDG 105), was delivered to the U.S. Navy during a ceremony held Monday, Aug. 17 in Pascagoula attended by shipbuilders and the ship's crew, as they stood in formation on the ship's aft deck during the delivery ceremonies.

The 510-ft, 9,500-ton Dewey has an overall beam of 59 ft and a navigational draft of 31 ft. Four gas-turbine propulsion plants will power the ship to speeds above 30 knots. The highly capable, multi-mission ship can conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection, all in support of the United States' military strategy.

Cmdr. Warren Buller is the ship's first commanding officer and will lead a crew of more than 300 officers and sailors. During the ceremony, he reminded those present of the ship's namesake, Adm. George Dewey, and his actions at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War 111 years ago.

Dewey will be capable of simultaneously fighting air, surface and subsurface battles. The ship contains myriad offensive and defensive weapons designed to support maritime defense needs well into the 21st century.

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding also delivered one of the nation's newest and most anticipated advanced warships, the amphibious transport dock ship New York (LPD 21), on Friday, Aug. 21 during an emotional ceremony held aboard the ship at its Avondale facility in La.
 
The ship contains 7.5 tons of World Trade Center steel in its bow stem, the forward-most part of the ship that slices through the water. It is the fifth in a series of USS San Antonio (LPD 17)-class ships built by Northrop Grumman.

The first five ships in the series, San Antonio (LPD 17), New Orleans (LPD 18), Mesa Verde (LPD 19), Green Bay (LPD 20) and now, New York (LPD 21), have been delivered to the U.S. Navy by Northrop Grumman.

New York (LPD 21) is 684 ft long, has a beam of 105 ft and has a displacement of approximately 25,000 tons. Its four medium-speed diesel engines drive it to speeds in excess of 20 knots. These versatile, multi-mission ships will replace the functions of more than 40 ships in four different Navy classes.

  • Amphibious transport dock ship New York (LPD 21) (Photo Courtesy Northrop Grumman)

    Amphibious transport dock ship New York (LPD 21) (Photo Courtesy Northrop Grumman)

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

HHI Launches Korea’s Second Minelayer

Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) launched the second minelayer, MLS-II Nampo, for the Korean Navy.   In attendance at the MLS-II launching ceremony were Baek Seung-joo,

Philippine, Vietnamese Troops Together on Disputed Island

Vietnamese and Philippine troops played soccer and sang karaoke on a South China Sea island on Wednesday in a sign of the growing security ties between the two

Hundreds Rally in Myanmar over "boat people" Crisis

Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Myanmar's largest city of Yangon on Wednesday to denounce foreign criticism of the country's treatment of stateless Rohingya Muslims.

Vessels

Bahri Orders VLCC Newbuilds

Bahri ordered five newbuild very large crude carriers from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries   The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) today signed

Construction Starts on Crowley’s 2nd LNG ConRo Ship

Construction begins on Crowley’s second Commitment Class, LNG-powered ConRo ship for use in the Puerto Rico trade   Shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, Inc. has officially

Star Clippers to Build Massive Square Rigger

Tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers has announced that it has started building a fourth ship to add to its fleet of graceful square-riggers; its first new-build

 
 
Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1259 sec (8 req/sec)