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USS DEWEY

(DLG-14)

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USS DEWEY (DLG-14) - a Farragut-class guided missile destroyer

In Commission 1959 to 1990

DLG-14 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1957 Keel Date: 10 AUG 1957
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
NOV 1958 Launch Date: 30 NOV 1958
DEC 1959 Commissioned: 7 DEC 1959
JAN 1960 - JUN 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
JUL 1961 - SEP 1961 Northern Europe GoodWill tour
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
FEB 1965 - JUL 1965 Mediterranean
JAN 1966 - JAN 1966 Caribbean
DEC 1966 - Shellback Initiation - 20 DEC 1966 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1967 - FEB 1967 North Korea (USS PLEBLO CAPTURED IN N KOREA)
JAN 1967 - JAN 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1967 - FEB 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1967 - JUN 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1968 - APR 1968 USS Pueblo attacked & taken by Norht Korea
SEP 1968 - SEP 1968 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
APR 1969 - OCT 1969 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
NOV 1969 - NOV 1969 Decommisioning
JUN 1972 - JUN 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1972 - DEC 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 12 JUN 1972 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 12 JUN 1972 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 12 JUN 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP 1973 - JAN 1974 Yom Kippur Conflict Oct 1973 Radar pickett @ Crete
SEP 1974 - NOV 1974 North Atlantic
JUN 1975 - JUN 1975 Commissioned as light cruiser reassigned Hull number DDG-45
JAN 1977 - JUL 1977 Mediterranean
AUG 1990 Decommissioned: 31 AUG 1990

DLG-14 General Specifications

Class: Farragut-class guided missile destroyer

Named for: George Dewey

Complement: 21 Officers and 356 Enlisted

Displacement: 5800 tons

Length: 512.5 feet

Beam: 52 feet

Flank Speed: 36 Knots

Range: 4500Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Disposed of sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping15 April 1994



USS DEWEY (DLG-14)



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.

[Note: The above USS DEWEY (DLG-14) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS DEWEY (DLG-14) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]