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USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109)

Spotted yesterday at Funchal, Madeira island.


USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She is named after Corporal Jason Dunham USMC, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for service in the Iraq War.


Jason Dunham is the 59th destroyer in her class and built by the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. She was christened by Corporal Dunham's mother, Debra Dunham, and launched on 1 August 2009. Jason Dunham was commissioned on 13 November 2010 with Commander M. Scott Sciretta in command.


Awarded: September 13, 2002

Keel laid: April 11, 2008

Launched: August 2, 2009

Commissioned: November 13, 2010

Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine

Propulsion system: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines

Propellers: two

Length: 508,5 feet (155 meters)

Beam: 67 feet (20.4 meters)

Draft: 30,5 feet (9.3 meters)

Displacement: approx. 9,200 tons full load

Speed: 32 knots

Aircraft: two SH-60 (LAMPS 3) helicopters

Armament: one Mk-45 5"/62 caliber lightweight gun, two Mk-41 VLS for Standard missiles and Tomahawk ASM/LAM, one 20mm Phalanx CIWS, two Mk-32 triple torpedo tubes for Mk-50 and Mk-46 torpedoes, two Mk 38 Mod 2 25mm machine gun systems

Homeport: Norfolk, Va.

Crew: approx. 320

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Taken on March 7, 2015