USS Jason Dunham

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USS Jason Dunham in August 2015
History
Flag of the United States.svgUnited States
NameJason Dunham
Namesake Jason Dunham [1]
Awarded13 September 2002 [2]
Builder Bath Iron Works [2]
Laid down11 April 2008 [2]
Launched1 August 2009 [1]
Sponsored byDebra Dunham [3]
Commissioned13 November 2010 [3]
Homeport Mayport [4]
Identification
Motto
Statusin active service
Badge USS Jason Dunham COA.png
General characteristics
Class and type Arleigh Burke-class destroyer [1]
Displacement9,200 long tons (9,300 t) [2]
Length510 ft (160 m) [2]
Beam66 ft (20 m) [2]
Draft33 ft (10 m) [2]
Propulsion4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000  shp (75 MW) [2]
Speed>30  kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Complement380 officers and enlisted [2]
Armament
Aircraft carried2 x MH-60R Seahawk helicopters

USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She is named after U.S. Marine Corps corporal Jason Dunham, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for service in the Iraq War. [1]

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History

Jason Dunham is the 59th destroyer in her class and built by the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. [5] She was christened by Corporal Dunham's mother, Debra Dunham, and launched on 1 August 2009. [1] Jason Dunham was commissioned on 13 November 2010 with Commander M. Scott Sciretta in command. [3]

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