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USS Gridley (DDG-101)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Gridley.
USS Gridley DDG-101
USS Gridley (DDG-101)

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The fourth USS Gridley (DDG-101) is the fifty-first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. Gridley is named after Captain Charles Gridley, Commander of Admiral George Dewey's flagship 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]

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

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