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U.S.S. 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
AUG1957-Keel Date: 10 AUG 1957
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
NOV1958-Launch Date: 30 NOV 1958
DEC1959-Commissioned: 7 DEC 1959
JAN1960-JUN1962Cuban Missle Blockade
SEP1960-SEP1960Collision with the USS Nantahala AO-60 (Med)
JUL1961-SEP1961Northern Europe GoodWill tour
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
FEB1965-JUL1965Mediterranean
JAN1966-JAN1966Caribbean
DEC1966-Shellback Initiation - 20 DEC 1966 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN1967-FEB1967North Korea (USS PLEBLO CAPTURED IN N KOREA)
JAN1967-JAN1968West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1967-FEB1968West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1967-JUN1968West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1968-APR1968USS Pueblo attacked & taken by Norht Korea
SEP1968-SEP1968Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
APR1969-OCT1969North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
NOV1969-NOV1969Decommisioning
JAN1971-JAN1972West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1971-JAN1972West Pac
JUN1972-Shellback Initiation - 12 JUN 1972 - Indian Ocean
JUN1972-Shellback Initiation - 12 JUN 1972 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1972-DEC1972West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1972-Shellback Initiation - 12 JUN 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP1973-JAN1974Yom Kippur Conflict Oct 1973 Radar pickett @ Crete
SEP1974-NOV1974North Atlantic
JUN1975-JUN1975Commissioned as light cruiser reassigned Hull number DDG-45
JUL1976-SEP1976GITMO
JAN1977-JUL1977Mediterranean
AUG1990-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]