USS Jason Dunham in August 2015
|Awarded||13 September 2002|
|Builder||Bath Iron Works|
|Laid down||11 April 2008|
|Launched||1 August 2009|
|Sponsored by||Debra Dunham|
|Commissioned||13 November 2010|
|Status||in active service|
|Class and type||Arleigh Burke-class destroyer|
|Displacement||9,200 long tons (9,300 t)|
|Length||510 ft (160 m)|
|Beam||66 ft (20 m)|
|Draft||33 ft (10 m)|
|Propulsion||4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)|
|Speed||>30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)|
|Complement||380 officers and enlisted|
|Aircraft carried||2 x MH-60R Seahawk helicopters|
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