|USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108)|
Arriving to homeport in San Diego, CA
|Name:||USS Wayne E. Meyer|
|Namesake:||Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer|
|Awarded:||9 September 2002|
|Builder:||Bath Iron Works|
|Laid down:||18 May 2007|
|Launched:||19 October 2008|
|Sponsored by:||Anna Mae Meyer|
|Acquired:||10 July 2009|
|Commissioned:||10 October 2009|
|Homeport:||San Diego, California|
|Motto:||"One Powerful Legacy"|
|Status:||Active in service as of 2012|
|Class & type:||Arleigh Burke-class destroyer|
|Length:||509 ft 6 in (155.30 m)|
|Beam:||66 ft (20 m)|
|Draft:||31 ft (9.4 m)|
|Propulsion:||4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)|
|Speed:||30+ knots (55+ km/h)|
|Complement:||275 officers and enlisted|
1 × 32 cell, 1 × 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, 96 × RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc, missiles|
1 × 5/62 in (127/62 mm), 2 × 25 mm, 4 × 12.7 mm guns
2 × Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes
1 x 20mm Phalanx CIWS
|Aircraft carried:||2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters|
The USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the United States Navy. She is named after Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer, who is known as the Father of Aegis. The ship is part of Destroyer Squadron Twenty-one (DESRON-21) of Carrier Strike Group Three which is currently headed by the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74).
Wayne E. Meyer is the 58th destroyer in her class. She carries the 100th AEGIS Weapon System to be delivered to the United States Navy. She was built by Bath Iron Works, and was christened by sponsor Anna Mae Meyer (wife of Admiral Meyer) and launched on 18 October 2008.
Wayne E. Meyer completed sea trials in June 2009 and was delivered to the Navy in July 2009. She was Commissioned and placed into active service on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 10 October 2009. Wayne E. Meyer arrived at her homeport in San Diego, CA on 4 December 2009.
Wayne E. Meyer celebrated her first Change of Command on 8 April 2011 with Executive Officer CDR Leo Albea relieving the ships first Commanding Officer CDR Nick Sarap.
Wayne E. Meyer made her maiden deployment as part of the John C. Stennis Strike Group from 29 July 2011 until 27 February 2012. She made port calls in Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Bahrain, Dubai, and the Philippians.
In Popular Culture
Wayne E. Meyer was featured on the "Destroyer Disaster" episode of the Food Network show Dinner: Impossible .
- "Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Wayne E. Meyer". Navy News Service. 10 July 2009. http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=46873. Retrieved 11 July 2009.
- "Destroyer to be named for weapons developer", Courier-Post, 10 October 2009.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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