Guided Missile Destroyer

DDG 101  -  USS Gridley

 

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley patch crest insignia

DDG-101 USS Gridley Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer AEGIS

Type, Class:

 

Guided Missile Destroyer; Arleigh Burke – class / Flight IIA;

planned and built as DDG 101

Builder:

 

Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, USA

STATUS:

 

Awarded: March 6, 1998

Laid down: July 30, 2004

Launched: December 28, 2005

Commissioned: February 10, 2007

ACTIVE UNIT/ in commission (Pacific Fleet)

Homeport:

 

San Diego, California, USA

Namesake:

 

Named after and in honor of Captain Charles Vernon Gridley (1844 - 1898)

> see history, below;

Ship's Motto:

 

IGNIS UBI PARATUS   ‘fire when ready’

Technical Data:

(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)

 

see: INFO > Arleigh Burke - class Guided Missile Destroyer

LINK :

 

see also: USS Gridley (CG 21)

 

ship images

 

ddg 101 uss gridey pearl harbor hawaii 2013

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - January 2013

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley Pacific Ocean 2011

Pacific Ocean - May 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley

Pacific Ocean - May 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley

Pacific Ocean - May 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley

Pacific Ocean - May 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer

Pacific Ocean - May 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley

Pacific Ocean - May 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley Hong Kong 2011

Hong Kong - May 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley Tomakomai Japan 2011

Tomakomai, Japan - February 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley South China Sea 2011

South China Sea - January 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley and USS Stockdale DDG-106 Pacific Ocean 2011

USS Gridley (DDG-101) and USS Stockdale (DDG-106) - Pacific Ocean - January 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley and DDG-106 USS Stockdale

USS Gridley (DDG-101) and USS Stockdale (DDG-106) - Pacific Ocean - January 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley and JS Kurama DDH-144

USS Gridley with JS Kurama (DDH-144) in the background - Pacific Ocean - January 2011

 

USS Gridley DDG-101

Pacific Ocean - January 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley DDH-144 JS Kurama

DDH-144 JS Kurama and DDG-101 USS Gridley - Pacific Ocean - January 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley DDH-144 JS Kurama

USS Gridley with JS Kurama (DDH-144) - Pacific Ocean - January 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley and DDG-106 USS Stockdale

USS Gridley (DDG-101) and USS Stockdale (DDG-106) - Pacific Ocean - January 2011

 

DDG-106 USS Stockdale JS Kurama DDH-144 and USS Gridley DDG-101

USS Stockdale (DDG-106), JS Kurama (DDH-144) and USS Gridley (DDG-101) - Pacific Ocean - January 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley

Pacific Ocean - January 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley

Pacific Ocean - January 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley

Pacific Ocean - January 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley

Pacific Ocean - January 2011

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley Pacific Ocean 2010

Pacific Ocean - December 2010

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley CVN-70 Carl Vinson battle group 2010

Pacific Ocean - September 2010

 

USS Gridley DDG-101 Seal Beach California 2010

Seal Beach, California - June 2010

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley Pacific Ocean 2009

Pacific Ocean - October 2009

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley Andaman Sea 2009

Andaman Sea - September 2009

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley Gulf of Oman 2009

Gulf of Oman - September 2009

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley Gulf of Oman

Gulf of Oman - September 2009

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley Gulf of Oman

Gulf of Oman - September 2009

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley

Gulf of Oman - September 2009

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley

Gulf of Oman - September 2009

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley

Gulf of Oman - September 2009

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley Phuket Thailand 2009

Phuket, Thailand - June 2009

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley Pacific Ocean 2008

Pacific Ocean - November 2008

 

USS Gridley DDG-101 Goa India 2008

Goa, India - October 2008

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley Indian Ocean 2008

Indian Ocean - August 2008

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley SH-60 Sea Hawks Indian Ocean 2008

Indian Ocean - August 2008

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley

Pacific Ocean - June 2008

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley

Pacific Ocean - June 2008

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley San Diego 2008

San Diego, May 2008

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley

Pacific Ocean - April 2008

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley San Diego California 2007

San Diego, California - March 2007

 

 

construction photos out of the early PCU/DDG-101 website:

DDG-101 USS Gridley construction Bath Iron Works Maine

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley construction General Dynamics Bath Iron Works

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley construction GDBIW Maine

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley construction Bath Iron Works Maine

 

USS Gridley DDG-101 construction GD Bath Iron Works

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley propellers construction Bath Iron Works

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley construction

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley construction

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley Bath Iron Works Maine

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley Bath Iron Works General Dynamics

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley modular construction Bath Iron Works Maine

 

 

Charles Vernon Gridley

 

Captain Charles Vernon Gridley US Navy

 

 

Namesake & History:

Captain Charles Vernon Gridley (November 24, 1844 – June 5, 1898):

 

Charles Vernon Gridley (24 November 1844 – 5 June 1898) was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War and the Spanish-American War.

Gridley is directly descended from Thomas Gridley (1612–1653), who emigrated from England to the New England area in 1633. Gridley was born in Logansport, Indiana on 24 November 1844.

Gridley was appointed to the United States Naval Academy in 1860. Reporting for duty with his class in September 1863, Gridley joined the sloop-of-war Oneida with the West Gulf Blockading Squadron and distinguished himself with David Farragut at the Battle of Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864.

Gridley was promoted to lieutenant in 1867. From 1871 to 1875, Gridley was stationed on the only United States Navy ship based on the Great Lakes at the time, the USS Michigan, at Erie, Pennsylvania. While stationed in Erie, he married the daughter of Judge John P. Vincent and had three children. Gridley's wife was also a cousin of the late Civil War Hero, Brigadier General Strong Vincent. Gridley was promoted to commander in 1882. He spent the next 30 years at various stations around the world, including a tour as instructor at the Naval Academy. Captain Gridley took command of USS Olympia, Admiral George Dewey's famous flagship on 27 April 1898. During the Battle of Manila Bay on 1 May 1898, Dewey gave his famous command, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley," immortalizing the captain.

After the destruction of the Spanish fleet and the capture of Manila, Gridley was obliged to leave his command because of his health, and died en route to the United States at Kobe, Japan.

 

USS Gridley (DDG 101):

 

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patches

 

DDG-101 USS Gridley patch crest insignia

 

 

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