USS JASON DUNHAM (DDG-109)
USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) spotted at Funchal harbour. It is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She is named after Corporal Jason L. Dunham USMC, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq
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
CLASS - BURKE Flight IIa As Built.
Displacement 8373 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 509' 5" (oa) x 66' 11" x 20' (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/62 RF, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), 96 VLS Cells,
2 SH-60B helicopters, 8 Harpoon Missiles, 6 x 12.75" TT.
Machinery, 100,000 SHP; 4 GE LM-2500 Gas Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30+ Knots, Range 4400 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 370.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid at Bath, Maine, April 11 2008.
Christened at Bath, Maine, August 1 2009.
Commissioned November 13, 2010 at Port Everglades, FL.
Active unit of the US Navy.