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USS Dewey (DLG-14) 

Please see below for item level images and donated collections containing photographs of USS Dewey (DLG-14) 

USS 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 USS Dewey (DLG-14) for her significant role with the Atlantic Fleet.

She was decommissioned on 21 November 1969, and recommissioned 31 March 1971. On 30 June 1975, USS Dewey, then commissioned as a guided missile frigate, hull number DLG-14, was reclassified as a guided missile destroyer, receiving hull number DDG-45. USS Dewey (DLG-14) was decommissioned 31 August 1990 and struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 20 November 1992.

For a complete history of USS Dewey (DLG-14) please see its DANFS page.