USS Stockdale (DDG-106)

USS Stockdale (DDG-106) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the United States Navy. The third U.S. Navy ship of that name, Stockdale is named after Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale (1923–2005) and is the 56th destroyer in her class. She was authorized on 13 September 2002 and was built by Bath Iron Works. Stockdale was christened 10 May 2008 by Admiral Stockdale's widow, Sybil, and delivered to the Navy on 30 September 2008. She transited the Panama Canal in March 2009; Admiral Stockdale's youngest son and grandchildren joined the ship for the trip.[4] USS Stockdale was commissioned on 18 April 2009 at Port Hueneme.[3]

USS Stockdale (DDG-106)
The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) flies a 240-foot long homeward bound pennant from its mast as it steams through the Pacific Ocean on 131105-N-ZZ999-003
USS Stockdale in the Pacific Ocean in 2013
History
United States
Name: USS Stockdale
Namesake: James B. Stockdale[1]
Awarded: 13 September 2002[2]
Builder: Bath Iron Works[2]
Laid down: 10 August 2006[2]
Launched: 24 February 2008[2]
Sponsored by: Sybil Stockdale
Christened: 10 May 2008
Acquired: 30 September 2008[2]
Commissioned: 18 April 2009[3]
Homeport: Naval Base San Diego
Identification:
Motto: "Return With Honor"
Status: in active service
Badge: USS Stockdale COA
General characteristics
Class and type: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 tons[2]
Length: 509 ft 6 in (155.30 m)[2]
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)[2]
Draft: 22 ft (6.7 m)[2]
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h)
Complement: 380 officers and enlisted[2]
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters

Ship history

From November 2010 to July 2011, Stockdale performed an eight-month deployment in the United States Seventh Fleet Area of Responsibility. She made ports of call at Guam, Sepangar, Malaysia; Sihanoukville, Cambodia; Laem Chabang, Thailand; Singapore, and Chinhae, South Korea.

In July 2012, Stockdale participated in the naval exercise RIMPAC 2012. This included maneuvers in the Kaulakahi Channel (between Kauai and Niihau Islands, Hawaii) near the PMRF.

US Navy 110217-N-8607R-204 A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter flies by the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106)
USS Stockdale and CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter

Unit awards

2015 Battle "E"

Deployments

  • 30 November 2010 – 22 July 2011 Maiden deployment
  • 24 January 2013 – 8 November 2013 WESTPAC
  • 20 January 2016 – 29 August 2016
  • 20 October 2018 - 20 May 2019

7th Fleet Deployment, part of the "Great Green Fleet"

References

  1. ^ "New Destroyer Honors Vietnam War POW and Medal of Honor Recipient". U.S. Department of Defense. 12 January 2006. Retrieved 16 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "USS Stockdale". Naval Vessel Register. NAVSEA Shipbuilding Support Office (NAVSHIPSO). Retrieved 16 March 2009.
  3. ^ a b Matthew T. Hall (18 April 2009). "Navy commissions destroyer honoring Coronado's Stockdale". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 18 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Stockdale Hosts Namesake Family for Historic Canal Transit". Navy News Service. 14 March 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2009.

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The dispute was interjected by a European Union sanction banning oil exports from Iran to Europe on 23 January 2012 in an attempt to deter Iran from continuing with their nuclear program. Oil exports contribute to about 80% of Iranian public revenue, with roughly 20% being exported to Europe. Asian countries such as Japan and South Korea, which both account for 26% of Iran's oil exports have expressed a willingness to reduce oil exports from Iran.

Bath Iron Works

Bath Iron Works (BIW) is a major United States shipyard located on the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine, founded in 1884 as Bath Iron Works, Limited. BIW has built private, commercial, and military vessels, most of which have been ordered by the United States Navy. The shipyard has built and sometimes designed battleships, frigates, cruisers, and destroyers, including the Arleigh Burke class which are currently among the world's most advanced surface warships.

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James Bond Stockdale (December 23, 1923 – July 5, 2005) was a United States Navy vice admiral and aviator awarded the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, during which he was a prisoner of war for over seven years.

Commander Stockdale was the senior naval officer held captive in Hanoi, North Vietnam. He had led aerial attacks from the carrier USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) during the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident. On his next deployment, while Commander of Carrier Air Wing Sixteen aboard the carrier USS Oriskany (CV-34), his A-4 Skyhawk jet was shot down in North Vietnam on September 9, 1965. He served as President of the Naval War College from October 1977 until he retired from the Navy in 1979. As Vice Admiral, Stockdale became the President for The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Stockdale held this position from 1979 to 1980.

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USS Stockdale

USS Stockdale may refer to:

USS Stockdale (1863), was a steamer purchased in 1863. She served as a tinclad in the American Civil War and decommissioned in 1865

USS Stockdale (DE-399), was a destroyer escort commissioned in 1943 and decommissioned in 1946

USS Stockdale (DDG-106), is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer commissioned in 2009

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