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USS Gridley (DDG-101)

USS Gridley DDG-101
USS Gridley (DDG-101)
United States
Namesake: Captain Charles Gridley
Ordered: 6 March 1998
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 30 July 2004
Launched: 28 December 2005
Commissioned: 10 February 2007
Motto: IGNIS UBI PARATUS (“Fire when ready”)
Status: in active service, as of 2016
General characteristics
Class & type: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
Displacement: 9,200 long tons (9,300 t)
Length: 509 ft 6 in (155.30 m)
Beam: 66 ft (20 m)
Draught: 31 ft (9.4 m)
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Speed: >30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement: 380 officers and enlisted
Aircraft carried: 2 x SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters

The fourth USS Gridley (DDG-101) is the fifty-first Olympia, (Flag Captain) and recipient of Admiral Dewey's famous command, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" in the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish–American War.

In May 2004, the Secretary of the Navy announced the names of five new Arleigh Burke class destroyers, including Gridley. Her keel was laid on 30 July 2004 at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. She was christened on 11 February 2006. The Gridley was commissioned at the Port of Miami on Saturday, 10 February 2007.

She has joined the Pacific Fleet and is homeported at Naval Base San Diego.

Gridley departed Naval Base San Diego on 19 May 2008 for her maiden deployment and returned on 25 November 2008.[1]

On August 22, 2014 the USS Gridley departed the naval base for a scheduled 10 month deployment and returned June 4, 2015, along with the USS Bunker Hill and its commanding ship the USS Carl Vinson.


  • Commanding Officers 1
    • List of commanding officers 1.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Commanding Officers

The commanding officer (CO) of the USS Gridley (DDG-101), is the United States Navy officer who is the most senior officer on ship. The CO is the ultimate authority over operations of the Gridley and her crew.

List of commanding officers

No Commander Beginning of Tenure End of tenure

7 CDR Marc Crawford [2] 18 Sep 2015
6 CDR Mark S. Nieswiadomy[3] 28 Mar 2014 18 Sep 2015
5 CDR Gadala "Rick" Enrique Kratzer[3] 4 Sep 2012 28 Mar 2014
4 CDR Benjamin J. Allbritton[3] 15 Mar 2011 4 Sep 2012
3 CDR Brian James Quin[3] 2 Sep 2009 15 Mar 2011
2 CDR Gregory Grombert[3] 14 Mar 2008 2 September 2009
1 CDR Stephen A. Shinego[3] Feb 10, 2007[3] Mar 14, 2008[3]


  1. ^ USS Ronald Reagan's Third Deployment
  2. ^ Dimaapi, Gabrielle (22 Sep 2015). "USS Gridley Welcomes New Commanding Officer".  
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h [2]
  • 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.

External links

  • Official Ship's Site
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