DDG 45 Dewey
The second Dewey (DLG-14) was launched 30 November 1958 by Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine; sponsored by Mrs. K. St. George, United States Representative from New York State, and commissioned 7 December 1959, Commander E. R. Zumwalt, Jr., in command.
Training operations off New England, the Virginia Capes and in the Caribbean through the first 6 months of 1960 prepared Dewey for her significant role with the Atlantic Fleet.
Decommissioned 31 Aug 1990. Stricken 20 Nov 1992. Sold for scrap 15 Apr 1994.
Admiral George Dewey
DDG 105 honors Adm. George Dewey (1837-1917) who commanded the Asiatic Station from the cruiser Olympia. Shortly after the onset of the Spanish-American War, Dewey led his squadron of warships into Manila Bay on April 30, 1898. The next morning, his squadron destroyed the Spanish fleet in only two hours without a single American loss. In 1899, he was ordered to Washington, D.C. where he was designated president of the General Board. A widely popular hero of his day, Dewey was commissioned Adm. of the Navy, a rank created for him, in March 1903. He held this rank until his death in 1917.
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