Welcome aboard USS JOHN PAUL JONES. Our ship was named after Commodore John Paul Jones, the American Revolutionary War hero who gave our country its earliest naval tradition of heroism and the reputation for sailing “In Harm’s Way.”
USS JOHN PAUL JONES is the third Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer to be built and the first assigned to the Pacific coast. She is the most sophisticated and capable warship in the world today and was designed to support naval operations well into the twenty-first century.
Hopefully you are able to gain a better understanding of our ship’s mission and capabilities through your tour here. Regardless of her superb technical capability and advanced systems, JOHN PAUL JONES’ effectiveness depends on the skill, professionalism, and teamwork of her crew. At the heart of any ship is it’s crew and JPJ’s is the best in the world.
Again, welcome aboard! Thanks for stopping by our website and visiting.
SAM R. HANCOCK
Commander, United States Navy
If reporting aboard
USS JOHN PAUL JONES
We are homeported at Naval Base, San Diego. If you check in while we are underway, you should check in at the Transient Personnel Unit (TPU), Bldg. 56 located at Naval Station, San Diego. Depending on the circumstances, you will either be provided further travel to the ship, or held until the ship returns to port.
Your shipboard mailing address will be:
Your Rate/Rank Name
USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53)
FPO, AP 96669-1271
The following telephone numbers and e-mail addresses may also be helpful for your relocation:
USS JOHN PAUL JONES Quarterdeck
In Port Telephone: (619) 556-4389
At Sea Telephone: (619) 545-7705
Command Master Chief
Command Ombudsman: Ombudsman Tel: (619) 743-5416
Command Sponsor Coordinator