Dewey Makes Naval Station San Diego Its New Home
SAN DIEGO – Pre-Commissioned Unit (PCU) Dewey (DDG 105) will arrive in San Diego
Nov. 24 where the ship will be homeported after transiting from the Northrop Grumman
Shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.
During the transit, Dewey conducted various training and readiness drills demonstrating the
ship’s surface, and sub-surface defense capabilities. Additionally, they conducted day and
night aircraft operations, certifying her flight deck crew for helicopter operations.
As part of Dewey’s transit to San Diego, she made a port visit to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico,
where 20 crew members visited the Agape Home for Abused Girls. The Sailors cleaned and
painted the home thus improving the habitability and quality of life for the young women
staying there. Eleven Dewey Sailors also distributed teddy bears in support of the U.S. Navy
League Puerto Vallarta Chapter for the Toys for Tots Project at the Refugio Infantil Santa
Esperanza (RISE) orphanage. Additionally, Project Handclasp medical and hygiene products
were donated at each community relations event.
"As much as we enjoyed the hospitality and friendship of our shipbuilding team on the
Mississippi Gulf Coast, we are looking forward to finally arriving home to our families in San
Diego,” said Dewey’s Commanding Officer Cmdr. Warren R. Buller. “Dewey is a well-built
ship with an exceptional crew, ready now to join our sister ships in the Pacific Fleet."
PCU Dewey was christened Jan. 26, 2008 by the ship’s sponsor Mrs. Deborah Mullen, wife
of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen. Dewey is the 55th ship in the
Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers. It is also the third Navy ship named after
Admiral of the Navy George Dewey, hero of the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-
Dewey will be the first warship commissioned in Orange County at a ceremony scheduled for
Mar. 6, 2010, at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station.
Dewey will provide deterrence, promote peace and security, preserve freedom of the sea and
humanitarian/disaster response within 3rd Fleet’s 50-million square mile area of responsibility
in the Eastern Pacific, as well as supporting the Navy’s Maritime Strategy when forward