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Gridley

Charles Vernon Gridley was born 24 November 1844 in Logansport, Inc., and was appointed to the Naval Academy in 1860. Reporting for duty with his class in September 1863, Gridley joined the sloop-of-war Oneida with the West Gulf Blockading Squadron and distinguished himself with Farragut at the Battle of Mobile Bay 5 August 1864. Promoted to Lieutenant in 1867 and Commander in 1882, he spent the net 30 years at various stations around the world, including a tour as instructor at the Naval Academy. Captain Gridley took command of Olympia, Admiral Dewey's famous flagship, 27 April 1898, a post which he held despite failing health during the Battle of Manila Bay 1 May 1898. It was that morning that Dewey gave his famous command: "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley," immortalizing the doughty captain. After the destruction of the Spanish squadron and the capture of Manila, Gridley was obliged to leave his command because of his health, and died en route to the United States at Kobe, Japan, 25 May 1898.

(DD-92: dp. 106.0; 1. 315'5": b. 31'8"; dr. 9'2"; s. 35
k.; cpl. 100; a. 4 4", 12 21" tt.)

The first Gridley was launched by the Union Iron Works of San Francisco, Calif., 4 July 1918; sponsored by Mrs. Francis P. Thomas, daughter of Captain Gridley; and commissioned 8 March 1919, Comdr. Frank Jack Fletcher in command.

After fitting out at the Mare Island Navy Yard, Gridley departed San Diego 24 March 1919, transmitted the Panama Canal, and joined the Destroyer Force for maneuvers in Cuban waters. She then repaired briefly at Norfolk, VA., before putting into New York 26 April 1919. Gridley's first assignment was with a group of destroyers posted along the route of the Navy's transatlantic seaplane flight. Gridley and her companions sent up smoke and flare signals to guide the intrepid flyers and with the help of the surface ships NC-4 was able to land in the dense fog at the Azores 17 May 1919. Subsequently Gridley participated in the search for NC-1, forced down in the fog, and then acted as guard ship on the last leg of NC 4's historic flight, which was completed at Plymouth. England, 31 May 1919.

Gridley arrived Brest, France, 31 May and spent the next 2 months in various ports of the Mediterranean transporting passengers and making goodwill visits. She arrived back at New York 31 July. Operating out of Portsmouth, N.H., Gridley embarked Major General Lejeune and Brigadier General Butler of the Marine Corps at Charleston 2 September 1920, for an inspection tour of Caribbean bases and commands, including posts in Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Her distinguished passengers disembarked 27 September 1920.

In the following years Gridley was active training officers and men of the Naval Reserve Force, operating out of Charleston Newport, New York, and Philadelphia. She decommissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard 22 June 1922 and remained inactive until her name was stricken from the Navy List 25 January 1937. Gridley's hulk was sold for scrapping 19 April 1939.


Gridley DD- 92 - History

The Gridley (DDG 101) is the 51st Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and the fourth ship in the United States Navy named after Captain Charles V. 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.

February 11, 2006 The Pre-Commissioned Unit (PCU) Gridley was christened during a ceremony at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Mrs. Cathy W. Forst, the great-great-granddaughter of Captain Gridley, served as the ship's sponsor. Cmdr. Stephen A. Shinego is the prospective commanding officer.

August 14, PCU Gridley underway for the first time to conduct combined builder&rsquos and acceptance "super trials."

February 10, 2007 USS Gridley was commissioned during a ceremony in the Port of Miami-Dade, Florida.

March 21, The Gridley arrived at its new homeport of Naval Base San Diego, Calif., for the first time.

December 10, The guided-missile destroyer is currently underway off the coast southern California, conducting routine training as part of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) CSG.

March 14, 2008 Cmdr. Gregory Grombert relieved Cmdr. Stephen A. Shinego as CO of the Gridley.

March 17, DDG 101 departed Naval Base San Diego for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in the SOCAL Op. Area Underway for a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) on April 1?.

May 19, USS Gridley departed San Diego for its maiden western Pacific deployment, as part of the USS Ronald Reagan CSG.

June 18, The Gridley anchored off the coast of Hong Kong for a four-day liberty port visit Inport Fukuoka, Japan, from July 28- Aug. ? Inport Kelang, Malaysia, from Aug. 18-2?.

October 18, The Gridley arrived pulled into Goa, India, for the in-port phase of a bilateral training exercise Malabar.

November 25, USS Gridley returned to Naval Base San Diego after a six-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

May 27, 2009 USS Gridley departed San Diego for a scheduled deployment, as part of the Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG).

June 25, The guided-missile destroyer anchored off the coast of Phuket, Thailand, for a goodwill port visit.

September 2, Cmdr. Brian J. Quin relieved Cmdr. Gregory Grombert as CO of the DDG 101.

October 21, USS Gridley returned to San Diego after a five-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).

June 18, 2010 The Gridley arrived at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., for ammo offload Held an "open house" from June 19-20.

November 30, USS Gridley departed San Diego for a scheduled western Pacific deployment, as part of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) CSG.

January 11, 2011 The Gridley pulled into Chinhae, ROK, for a scheduled port visit.

February 5, USS Gridley arrived in Tomakomai, Japan, for the first port visit by a U.S. Navy ship in 16 years Inport Sasebo, Japan, from Feb. 16-22.

March 15, Cmdr. Benjamin J. Allbritton relieved Cmdr. Brian J. Quin as the 4th commanding officer of Gridley.

March 23, USS Gridley anchored off the coast of Talisay City, Cebu, for a four-day visit to Republic of the Philippines Moored at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, from April 2-3 Moored at Fleet Activities Sasebo from April 12-15.

April 29, The Gridley anchored off the coast of Phuket, Thailand, for a three-day liberty port visit Inport Manila, Republic of the Philippines, from May 15-18.

May 22, The Gridley anchored in Victoria Harbour for a four-day port visit to Hong Kong Inport Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from June 7-10.

July 3, DDG 101 recently moored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to celebrate the Independence Day after a week of testing and training.

July 22, USS Gridley returned to San Diego after an extended eight-month deployment.

November 1, The Gridley recently arrived at Naval Surface Warfare Center in Port Hueneme, Calif., for technical repairs and testing. The ship is making preparation for a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) assessment scheduled for March 2012.

August 6, 2012 USS Gridley departed Naval Base San Diego for a scheduled independent deployment.

September 4, Cmdr. Gadala E. Krazer relieved Cmdr. Benjamin J. Allbritton as CO of the Gridley during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Changi Naval Base in Singapore.

September 13, USS Gridley moored at Port of Mormugao in Goa, India, for a scheduled port visit Inport Bahrain in October.

November 19, DDG 101 moored at Pier 15, Manila South Harbor in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, for a routine port call Inport Sasebo, Japan, from Dec. 5-10.

December 30, The Gridley anchored off the coast of Talisay City for a scheduled visit to Cebu, Philippines, after a one-day delay due to Typhoon Quinta.

January 28, 2013 The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Pearl Harbor for a brief port call to embark 56 friends and family members for a Tiger Cruise.

February 5, USS Gridley returned to San Diego after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet AoR.

May 29, The Gridley departed San Diego for a Navy's Career Orientation Training for Midshipmen (CORTRAMID) Cruise.

May 31, BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair was awarded a $9 million modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-4408) for the Gridley's Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). Work is expected to be completed by Oct. 9 Commenced availability on June 26.

August 23, USS Gridley is currently moored at Pier 4 in Huntington Ingalls Industries Continental Maritime of San Diego shipyard Underway for sea trials on Oct. 7.

February 3, 2014 DDG 101 departed Naval Base San Diego for a four-day underway to conduct Engineering Certifications (ECERT).

March 28, Cmdr. Mark S. Nieswiadomy relieved Cmdr. Gadala E. Krazer as the 6th CO of Gridley.

May 23, The Gridley is currently underway for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), off the coast of southern California, as part of the USS Carl Vinson CSG Commenced a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) in early June.

August 22, USS Gridley departed San Diego for a scheduled deployment.

September 3, The Gridley recently pulled into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a routine port call after participated in Undersea Warfare Exercise (USWEX).

From September 16-23, the guided-missile destroyer participated in biennial field training exercise (FTX) Valiant Shield 2014, off the coast of Guam and Saipan.

October 2, USS Gridley moored at Berth 7, Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a five-day port call Entered the Arabian Gulf on Oct. 17 Arrived in Gulf of Aden in early November.

November 10, Sailors aboard the Gridley conducted visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training aboard the Royal Navy amphibious assault ship HMS Bulwark (L15), as part of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 2014 Transited the Strait of Hormuz northbound on Nov. 16.

December 5, USS Gridley moored at Berth 3, Sultan Qaboos Port in Muscat, Oman, for a four-day port visit. Entered the Arabian Gulf again in late January.

February 21, 2015 DDG 101 moored at Container Terminal in Mina Zayed Port, United Arab Emirates, for a five-day visit to Abu Dhabi in conjunction with the 12th International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2015.

March 19, The Gridley moored at Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), Bahrain, for a five-day liberty visit to Manama.?

April 26, USS Gridley moored at Berth C, Victoria Quay in Port of Fremantle, Australia, for a six-day liberty visit in conjunction with the Anzac Day celebration.

May 27, The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for a three-day port visit and to embark "Tigers."

June 4, USS Gridley moored at Berth 2, Pier 2 on Naval Base San Diego following a nine-and-a-half month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).

July 21, DDG 101 departed homeport for routine training off the coast of San Diego Moored at Bravo Pier, NAS North Island for a brief stop to offload ammo on July 22 Moored at Naval Station Everett, Wash., from July 27-28.

July 28, USS Gridley moored at Bell Street Cruise Terminal in downtown Seattle, Wash., for a six-day visit to participate in annual Seafair Fleet Week celebration.

August 7, The Gridley is currently underway in support of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) CSG's COMPTUEX, off the coast of southern California, as part of opposition forces.

August 13, USS Gridley moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop to onload ammunition Moored at Berth 5, Pier 3 on Thursday afternoon Underway again on Aug. 19 Moored at Berth 2, Pier 13 on Aug. 26 Underway for Operational Test Launch (OTL) on Aug. 31.

September 1, A Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) Block IV, launched from the USS Gridley, used its onboard camera to capture battle damage indication imagery and then transmitted the image to fleet headquarters via its two-way UHF SATCOM datalink. The missile then entered a loiter pattern before it was retargeted, by strike controllers in Bahrain, to a new designet target on the Navy&rsquos test range at San Nicolas Island.

September 3, DDG 101 moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop to offload ammo before return to Naval Base San Diego Underway again from Sept. 8-11.

September 18, Cmdr. Marc D. Crawford relieved Cmdr. Mark S. Nieswiadomy as CO of the USS Gridley during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship at Berth 2, Pier 8.

September 21, The Gridley anchored off Santa Barbara, Calif., for a four-day port visit Moored at Berth 1, Pier 10 on Sept. 25 Underway again from Dec. 7-1?.

January 5, 2016 USS Gridley departed Naval Base San Diego in support of operational testing of the anti-surface warfare (ASUW) variant of Standard Missile (SM) 6, at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Barking Sands, Hawaii.

January 19, The Gridley recently moored at Berth B8 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for a week-long port call after provided assistance in a search and rescue efforts for two CH-53E Super Stallions, that collided late Thursday with 12 people on board, off the Oahu's North Shore Returned home on Feb. 3.

March 8, USS Gridley returned to San Diego after an 11-day underway off the coast of southern California Underway for routine training and in support of "Leaders to Sea" program from March 21 Moored at Berth 2, Pier 8 on March 2? Underway again following a four-week Continuous Maintenance Availability (CMAV) on April 22.

April 25, The Gridley moored at Berth 5 in Port of Mazatlan, Mexico, for a three-day liberty visit Returned home on May ?.

May 16, The guided-missile destroyer moored at Berth 1, Pier 10 on Naval Base San Diego after a week-long underway in the SOCAL Op. Area Underway en route to Everett, Wash., following a six-week Continuous Maintenance Availability (CMAV), on June 29.

July 2, USS Gridley moored at Burrard Dry Dock Pier in North Vancouver, Canada, for an extended week-long port visit to celebrate the Independence Day.

July 9, USS Gridley moored at Bravo Pier on its new homeport of Naval Station Everett after a 10-day transit from San Diego.

August 2, The Gridley moored at Bell Street Cruise Terminal in downtown Seattle, Wash., for a six-day port visit to participate in annual Seafair Fleet Week festivities Arrived off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, on Aug. 15.

August 18, DDG 101 moored at Wharf B25 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a four-day port call Conducted operations northwest of Kauai from Aug. 23-25 Inport Pearl Harbor again from Aug. 26-29.?

August 30, Vigor Marine, LLC, Portland, Oregon, was awarded a $36,6 million contract to perform repair and modernization work to support a Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) availability as well as Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) for the USS Gridley. Work is expected to be completed by March.

September 8, USS Gridley recently moored at Alpha Pier on Naval Station Everett after a five-week underway.

September 12, The Gridley moored at Ammunition Pier, Naval Magazine Indian Island in Port Hadlock, Wash., for a two-day ammo offload Moored at Bravo Pier on Sept. 14.

November 9, USS Gridley moved "dead-stick" from Naval Station Everett to Vigor Shipyards pier in Seattle Entered the Dry Dock #10 on Nov. 2?.

January 27, 2017 Cmdr. Michael G. Mortensen relieved Cmdr. Marc D. Crawford as the 8th CO of Gridley during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Station Everett.

July 2?, The guided-missile destroyer undocked and moored at Berth 2, Bravo Pier on Naval Station Everett.

February 18, 2018 USS Gridley departed homeport to conduct sea trials off the coast of Washington Moored at Ammunition Pier, Naval Magazine Indian Island for ammo onload from Feb. 22-23 Moored at Berth 1, Alpha Pier on Feb. 23 Underway for routine training on April 3.

April 9, The Gridley moored at Ammunition Pier, Naval Magazine Indian Island for a three-day ammo onload Returned home on April 12 Underway again from April 16-20 Underway in support of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) CSG's Group Sail, off the coast of southern California, on April 30.

May 4, DDG 101 moored at Berth 2, Pier 3 on Naval Base San Diego for a three-day port call Departed SOCAL Op. Area on May 12 Conducted training in the Strait of Juan de Fuca from May 15-16 Moored outboard the USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) at Berth 2, Bravo Pier on Wednesday afternoon Underway again on June 8.

June 11, USS Gridley moored at Wharf 4 in Port Hueneme, Calif., for a three-day combat systems groom with the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Moored outboard the USS Decatur (DDG 73) at Berth 5, Pier 3 in Naval Base San Diego from June 15-19 Moored at Berth 1, Pier 7 from June 20-26 and June 27-29.

July 3, The Gridley moored at Berth 1, Alpha Pier on Naval Station Everett.

July 20, Cmdr. Joel S. Uzarski relieved Cmdr. Michael G. Mortensen as CO of the Gridley during a pierside ceremony on Naval Station Everett.

August 13, USS Gridley moored at Berth 2, Bravo Pier on Naval Station Everett after a four-day underway, in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, for Career Orientation Training for Midshipmen (CORTRAMID) summer cruise Underway for Engineering Certifications (ECERT) from Aug. 17-18 Underway again from Aug. 21-22.

September 28, The Gridley moored at Berth 2, Bravo Pier after a one-day underway for a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) preparations Underway for INSURV assessment from Oct. 1-2 Moored at Ammunition Pier, Naval Magazine Indian Island for ammo onload on Oct. 4 Returned home on Oct. 5 Underway again on Oct. 19.

October 24, The Gridley moored at Berth 5, Pier 3 on Naval Base San Diego for a two-day port call Moored at Berth 5, Alpha Pier in Naval Station Everett on Oct. 29 Underway again on Nov. 23.

November 30, USS Gridley made a brief stop at Bravo Pier, NAS North Island to onload ammo before moored at Berth 2, Pier 2 on Naval Base San Diego, after a four-day underway in the SOCAL Op. Area Underway again on Dec. 8.

December 18, USS Gridley participated in a missile exercise (MISSILEX), off the coast of southern California, as part of the USS Boxer (LHD 4) ARG's Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise Moored at Berth 2, Bravo Pier in Naval Station Everett on Dec. 22.

January 7, 2019 DDG 101 moored at Ammunition Pier, Naval Magazine Indian Island for a four-day ammo onload Moored at Berth 6, Alpha Pier on Jan. 11 Underway in support of the USS Boxer (LHD 4) ARG's Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise (MEUEX) on Feb. 1 Moored at Berth 2, Pier 10 on Naval Base San Diego from Feb. 4-6.

February 24, The Gridley conducted operations with the HMCS Calgary (FFH 335), while underway approximately 10 n.m. northeast of Santa Cruz Island Moored at Berth M/N, NAS North Island from Feb. 28- March 1 Moored at Navy Fuel Farm (NFF) on Naval Base Point Loma for a brief stop before underway on March 1.

March 5, USS Gridley moored at Ammunition Pier, Naval Magazine Indian Island for ammo onload Moored at Berth 5, Alpha Pier on March 7 Underway again on April 20.

April 22, The Gridley moored at Wharf 4 in Port Hueneme, Calif., for a nine-day port call to conduct combat systems groom with the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC).

May 6, USS Gridley made a brief stop at Ammunition Pier, Naval Magazine Indian Island for ammo onload before moored at Berth 5, Alpha Pier on Naval Station Everett Moored at Berth 1, Alpha Pier after underway for a Friends and Family Day Cruise to Elliott Bay on May 14 Underway again on June 20.

June 20, The Gridley moored at Ammunition Pier, Naval Magazine Indian Island for a one-day ammo onload Returned home on June 21.

June 24, USS Gridley departed Everett for a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, as part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1.

June 28, The Gridley moored at Berth 2, Pier 2 on Naval Base San Diego for a three-day port call Moored at Pier 2N on Vasco Nunez de Balboa Naval Base, Panama, from July 9-10 Transited the Panama Canal northbound, just after midnight, on July 11.

July 14, USS Gridley moored at western Breakwater in Port of Bridgetown, Barbados, for a two-day visit Moored at Berth 3/4, Pier 1 in Naval Station Rota, Spain, to relieve the USS Gravely (DDG 107) as flagship for SNMG-1, on July 26 Moved to Berth 2, Pier 1 on Aug. 3 Underway on Aug. 5.

August 12, The Gridley conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), while transiting the Atlantic Ocean westbound, to participate in Maritime Express initiative Moored at Berth 2, Pier 4 on Naval Station Norfolk from Aug. 17-21.

August 30, USS Gridley moored at Homeport Pier in Stapleton, Staten Island, N.Y., for a four-day liberty port visit to New York City in conjunction with the U.S. Labor Day.

September 5, DDG 101 moored at HMC Dockyard Jetty NB4 on Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the in-port phase of NATO anti-submarine warfare exercise Cutlass Fury 2019 Emergency sortied due to Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 6 Arrived in the Bay of Fundy on Sept. 7.

September 9, USS Gridley commenced the at-sea phase of exercise Cutlass Fury, while underway off the coast of Halifax, with the USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), USS New Hampshire (SSN 778), HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl (F314), NRP D. Francisco de Almeida (F334), BS Leopold I (F930), HMS Northumberland (F238), HDMS Peter Willemoes (F362), HNLMS Van Speijk (F 828), HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337), HMCS Ville de Quebec (FFH 332). USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) and Royal Canadian Navy supply ship MV Asterix Participated in a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) on Sept. 11.

September 19, The Gridley moored at HMC Dockyard Jetty NB3 on Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax for a four-day port visit Moored at Pier 3 on Naval Station Rota, Spain, to refuel from Oct. 1-2 Conducted integrated training team exercise in the Gulf of Cadiz, with other ships from SNMG-1, from Oct. 2-4.

October 5, USS Gridley moored at Berth 2, Pier 1 on Naval Station Rota for the in-port phase of NATO exercise Dynamic Mariner Underway for at-sea phase on Oct. 8 Transited the Strait of Gibraltar eastbound, just after midnight, on Oct. 13 Transited westbound on Oct. 14 Moored at Berth 3, Pier 1 on Naval Station Rota from Oct. 17-22.

October 25, USS Gridley moored at East NATO Fuel Pier in Portinho da Costa, Portugal, for a three-day liberty port visit to Lisbon Brief stop in Stornoway Bay, Scotland, for personnel transfer on Nov. 2 Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the RFA Tidesurge (A138), while underway in the Norwegian Sea, on Nov. 5.

November 11, The Gridley moored at minewarfare vessel berth on Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, for a four-day port call Arrived in the vicinity of Trondheim, Norway, to participate in NATO exercise Flotex on Nov. 18 Moored at Quay 24, Breivika Cruise Port in Tromso for a brief stop to refuel on Nov. 23.

November 29, The Gridley moored at Haakonsvern Naval Base, south of Bergen, for a 13-day upkeep and to conduct turnover with the HNoMS Otto Sverdrup (F312) Transited the Dover Strait southbound on Dec. 15.

December 31, DDG 101 recently moored at Bravo Wharf in Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a scheduled port visit to celebrate the New Year's Eve.

January 5, 2020 USS Gridley anchored off Colon, Panama, for a brief stop before transiting the Panama Canal Moored at Pier 1N in Vasco Nunez de Balboa Naval Base, just after midnight, on Jan. 6 Underway on Monday evening.

January 14, The Gridley conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Yukon (T-AO 202), while underway south of San Clemente Island Moored at Berth M/N on Naval Air Station North Island from Jan. 15-17.

January 21, USS Gridley moored at Berth 2, Bravo Pier on Naval Station Everett following a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 2nd, 4th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).

March 23, The Gridley moored at Ammunition Pier, Naval Magazine Indian Island for a two-day ammo offload Returned home on March 25.

April 24, Cmdr. Bryan W. Schneider relieved Cmdr. Joel S. Uzarski as the 10th CO of Gridley during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.

November 6, USS Gridley moored at Berth 2, Bravo Pier on Naval Station Everett after a four-day underway for sea trials, following a seven-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).

January 25, 2021 USS Gridley moored at Ammunition Pier, Naval Magazine Indian Island for a three-day ammo onload Moored at Berth 6, Bravo Pier on Jan. 28 Underway again on March 1? Arrived in the SOCAL Op. Area for Group Sail on March 22 Moored at Berth 1, Pier 12 in Naval Base San Diego on April 9 Moored at Berth 5, Pier 10 after a day-long underway on April 14 Departed San Diego on April 16 Returned home on April 19.

May 14, The Gridley moored at Berth 2, Bravo Pier on Naval Station Everett after a four-day underway in the Strait of Juan de Fuca Moored at Ammunition Pier, Naval Magazine Indian Island for ammo onload from June 1-3 Moored at Berth 2, Bravo Pier on Thursday afternoon.

June 9, Cmdr. Meghan L. Bodnar relieved Cmdr. Bryan W. Schneider as CO of the DDG 101 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.


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Gridley DD- 92 - History

One of four 1,500-ton destroyers of the Gridley class, Maury was laid down 24 March 1936 by Union Plant, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., San Francisco, California and sponsored at her commissioning by Miss Virginia Lee Maury Werth, granddaughter of Commodore Maury.

Through the late 1930s and into the 1940s, Maury served as flagship of DesDiv 11, which consisted of the other three ships of her class, Gridley, Craven and McCall. As part of DesRon 6, DesDiv 11 participated in exercises and other fleet activities in the Pacific Ocean, and was at sea with carrier Enterprise (CV 6) during the 7 December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

For the first 10 months of the war, Maury continued screening carriers in raids on the Marshall Islands and Wake (when she helped sink a Japanese picket boat), the Battle of Midway in early June, the invasion of Guadalcanal and Tulagi in early August, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons later that month, and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands in October.

In November 1942, as the campaign to hold Guadalcanal approached a climax, Maury was assigned to Task Force 67, assigned to block Japanese attempts to reinforce their troops ashore. On 30 November, this force of five cruisers and destroyers Fletcher, Drayton, Maury and Perkins in the van, with hastily attached Lamson and Lardner in the rear, surprised eight Japanese destroyers in the Battle of Tassafaronga, yet lost one cruiser with three others badly damaged by torpedoes&mdashMaury was not hit.

Maury continued to serve in the Solomons until August 1943, taking part in escort missions and two major night surface engagements: the Battle of Kolombangara with Capt. Thomas J. Ryan&rsquos DesRon 12 on 12&ndash13 July 1943 and what Adm. Nimitz later called a &ldquolittle classic of naval warfare,&rdquo the Battle of Vella Gulf on 6&ndash7 August, in which she, following Dunlap (flagship of Comdr. Frederick Moosbrugger, ComDesDiv 12) and Craven torpedoed four Japanese destroyers in a single salvo, sinking three without being hit themselves.

Following shipyard work on the west coast, Maury returned to the war zone in time to participate in the Gilberts and Marshalls invasions, November 1943 to February 1944. Over the next several months, she screened aircraft carriers in raids throughout the central Pacific, during the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June, and during the associated operations to capture islands in the Marianas. From September into November 1944, Maury's carrier escort duty continued during the Palaus operation, western Pacific air strikes and the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

In January and early February 1945, Maury participated in the invasion of Luzon and subsequent operations in the Philippines, before returning to to Hawaii. She served in that area for several weeks, then departed for New York via the Panama Canal, arriving in June. She was decommissioned in October, struck from the Naval Register 1 November, sold to Hugo Neu, New York, 13 June 1946, resold shortly thereafter to Northern Metal Co., Philadelphia and scrapped.


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Inspired by the suffering of Iraq's martyrs – Sunni and Shiite, Arab, Kurd, and Turkomen, and the remaining brethren in all communities – inspired by the injustice against the holy cities in the popular uprising and against the marshes and other places recalling the agonies of the national oppression in the massacres of Halabja, Barzan, Anfal and against the Faili Kurds inspired by the tragedies of the Turkomen in Bashir and the suffering of the people of the western region …

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The problem of high and rising unemployment during this period was not limited to the UK economy. However, international comparisons are difficult to make because of national inconsistencies in the definition and measurement of unemployment (Eichengreen and Hatton, 1988). Two important pieces of work that have attempted to grapple with these problems of data comparability are Galenson and Zellner (1957) and Maddison (1964): the Galenson and Zellner data may be regarded as an indicator of the ranking of industrial unemployment levels across a wide range of countries, while Maddison provides comparable aggregate unemployment figures.


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Per special request by Carl Dinger and Jeff Gerberick we are honoring 1966 Mansfield Senior High School graduate JAMES CARROLL ACKERMAN JR who lost his life in Vietnam on March 22, 1968, at the age of 20.

From 'The Wall of Faces' (Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund):

JAMES CARROLL ACKERMAN JR is honored on Panel 45E, Line 53 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Wall Name:JAMES C ACKERMAN JR

County of Record:RICHLAND COUNTY

Casualty Province: THUA THIEN

Tributes from 'The Wall of Faces' (Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund):

POSTED ON 8/29/09 - BY ROBERT SAGE

James is buried at Mansfield Memorial Park in Mansfield, OH.

POSTED ON 9/3/06 - BY DAN DELA ROSA

James will be honored at the Ohio Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Park in Akron, Ohio You Are Not Forgotten www.hack1966.com/memorial.

POSTED ON 4/19/04 - BY MAGGIE SCHRENK

I would like to thank you, brave soldier, for defending our country. Your service is admirable, your dedication respectable, your bravery incredible, and your sacrifice heroic. This can never be forgotten, and I would like to offer my heart felt thanks to you and all who have served.

I am a student at Gridley High School in Gridley, IL and I am posting this as part of the Gridley High School Posting Project.

James Carroll Ackerman Jr

Casualty. Vietnam War. Ohio.

James Carroll Ackerman Jr was born on November 29, 1947. According to our records Ohio was Ackerman's home or enlistment state. Furthermore, we have Mansfield listed as the city and Richland County included within the archival record.

James Carroll Ackerman Jr had enlisted in the Army. Entered via Selective Service. Served during the Vietnam War. Start of tour or enlistment date was December 14, 1967. Ackerman had the rank of Private First Class. Occupation or specialty was Light Weapons Infantry. Service number was 51878944. Served with 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, B Company.

Ackerman experienced a traumatic event which resulted in loss of life on March 22, 1968. Recorded circumstances attributed to: "Died through hostile action, small arms fire". Incident location: South Vietnam, Thua Thien province.

James is honored on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington DC. Name inscribed at VVM Wall, Panel 45e, Line 53.

James Carroll Ackerman, Jr

B CO, 1ST BN, 7TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV

Army of the United States

November 29, 1947 to March 22, 1968

JAMES C ACKERMAN Jr is on the Wall at Panel 45E, Line 53

James Carroll Ackerman Jr

ON THE WALL: Panel 45E Line 53

This page Copyright© 1997-2018 www.VirtualWall.org Ltd.

Home of Record: Mansfield, OH

Service Branch: Army of the United States

Unit: B CO, 1ST BN, 7TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV

Status Date: Not Applicable

Status Change: Not Applicable

Location: Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam

Repatriated: Not Applicable

Identified: Not Applicable

Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright

Casualty Reason: Ground casualty

Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

Date of Birth Nov 29, 1947

JAMES CARROLL ACKERMAN JR

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service

Length of service 0 years

His tour began on Dec 14, 1967

Casualty was on Mar 22, 1968

In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM

He was, an outstanding, courageous trooper, in B, Company, 1st, Battalion, 7th, US., Cavalry Regiment, 1st, Air, Cavalry Division. This Fallen, Hero Trooper, paid the ultimate, sacrifice, serving our country, in the Vietnam War. He fought, for our country, faithfully, in the firm belief, that doing so, others may enjoy, the liberty and freedoms, that we treasure. Relatives, Friends & Countryman, be proud, that this, OUTSTANDING TROOPER, was an infantry, soldier, in the "Cav.." The same 7th US Cavalry Regiment of General Custer fame. More movies and books have made and written about 7th US Cavalry Regiment than any other Military unit from the Indian War to Vietnam, with more to come. According to the History Channel, the 7th US Cavalry is one of the most decorated units in Military History. Most recent movie is "We Were Soldiers", starring Mel Gibson, an outstanding movie as to what some of the fighting was like in Vietnam War. The 1st Air Cavalry Division had the highest number of combat losses of all Division that fought in the Vietnam War at 5,408, the 7th US Cavalry Regiment had 1,418, Wounded-In-Action estimated at over 20,000. To the chagrin of the Marines we were the Division and the 7th US Cavalry was the Regiment that rescued the Marines out of Khe Sanh, relieving the 3,500 U.S. Marines besieged by nearly 20,000 NVA enemy soldiers. Proudly we fought side-by-side with the Marines at Hue City, A-Shau Valley near the Laotian boarder and many other battles. On 1 May 1970, the Cav. was "First into Cambodia" air assaulting into their Communist sanctuary. The 7th US Cavalry Regiment was the very last infantry combat unit to leave Vietnam in June 1972. The Cav was in Vietnam from August 1965 to June 1972, or 83 months of intense combat. A Very Proud, Loud and Hardy GarryOwen to you, from a fellow Grunt (1967-1968) in B-1-7, 1st Cavalry Division. Visit the following Websites B co., 1st Bn, 7th Cav. Website: http://www.msu.edu/user/kon/ 7th Cavalry Regiment: http://www.us7thcavalry.com/ 1st Cavalry Division: http://www.1cda.org/ Id Drang Valley Battle, LZ Xray http://www.LZXray.com/à7th Cavalry re-cap webpage: http://www.us7thcavalry.com/1-7-vn/

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Manuel Pino B/2/8th Cav,1st Cav 68-69

B/1/7th Cav Rgt, 1st Cav Div

NOTE: EMBLEM pictured below of B/1/7th Cav Rgt, 1st Cav Div - Orange background with horse's head.

Encinitas, California, United States, of America

For PFC/E-3, James Ackerman and all those, who knew him and loved him, I just want to say, thank you, for your dedication and sacrifice! Please know, that you have, not been forgotten and always, will hold a special place, in my heart! It would have been nice, to have known, you, as a person and I greatly, appreciate your service! I just wish, you, did not, have to pay, so high, a price! You forever will, be a hero, in my eyes!

Thursday, November 29, 2001

PFC James Carroll Ackerman, Jr

DEATH 22 Mar 1968 (aged 20)

Hue, Thừa Thiên-Huế, Vietnam

Ontario, Richland County, Ohio, USA

United States Army Private First Class Ackerman was killed in action in the Vietnam War. James, radioman, served with Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry.

James was posthumously awarded two Purple Hearts and Army Commendation Medal. He was the 22nd Richland County soldier to die in the Vietnam War.

James is honored on the Vietnam Memorial Wall 45E053.

From 'The National Archives':

Field Title Value Meaning

MILITARY SERVICE A DA [Department of the Army]

COUNTRY OF CASUALTY VS Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)

TYPE OF CASUALTY A1 Hostile - Killed

REFERENCE NUMBER 12427 12427

NAME ACKERMAN JAMES CARROLL JR ACKERMAN JAMES CARROLL JR

DATE RECORD PROCESSED 6803 6803

SOCIAL SECURITY OR SERVICE # 51878944 51878944

MILITARY GRADE PFC PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

PAY GRADE E3 PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (U.S. ARMY) or AIRMAN FIRST CLASS (U.S. AIR FORCE) or LANCE CORPORAL (U.S. MARINE CORPS) or GRADE/RATE ABBREVIATIONS WITH FIRST COLUMN: A,C,D,F,H,S,or T SECOND COLUMN: A THIRD AND FOURTH COLUMNS: BLANK (U.S. NAVY, U.S. COAST GUARD)

DATE OF DEATH or DATE DECLARED DEAD (MM/DD/YYYY) 03/22/68 03/22/1968

HOME OF RECORD CITY MANSFIELD MANSFIELD

HOME OF RECORD STATE CODE 36 Ohio

SERVICE OCCUPATIONAL CODE 11B10 Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY)

DATE OF BIRTH (MM/DD/YYYY) 11/29/47 11/29/1947

REASON D Gunshot or Small Arms Fire

AIRCRAFT OR NOT AIRCRAFT 7 Ground Casualty

RELIGION CODE 72 Protestant- No Denominational Preference

MARITAL STATUS S Single (Spouse Not Listed)

POSTHUMOUS PROMOTION 0 Not Posthumously Promoted

DATE TOUR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA BEGAN (MM/DD/YYYY) 671214 12/14/1967

LAST RECORD CODE 1 Final Record

BODY RECOVERED OR NOT * Body Recovered

COMPONENT Y Selective Service

PROVINCE CODE 02 Military Region 1 - Thua Thien

James Carroll Ackerman Jr

Full Name Ackerman, James Carroll Jr

Specialty Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY)

Religion Protestant - No Denominational Preference

Date Of Birth 29 Nov 1947

Tour Start Date 14 Dec 1967

Casualty Date 22 Mar 1968

Casualty Type Hostile, Died

Died Of Gun, Small Arms Fire

Ground Air Sea Ground Casualty

Place Not available, South Vietnam

Casualty Location Not available

Enlistment Type Selective Service

Major Command 1st Cav Div

Conflict Period Vietnam War

Served For United States of America

Army - 14 Dec 1967 - 1st Cav Div - Private First Class

22 Mar 1968 - Hostile, Died - Gun, Small Arms Fire

From 'Richland County Geneology Society's Veterans Index':

Ackerman, James Carroll, Jr., Mansfield Memorial Park, Ontario, OH, Vietnam War, TS/IR/WD/OB: b. 29 Nov 1947, d. 22 Mar 1968 north of Hue in Vietnam, OHIO, Private First Class, Radioman, Co. B, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, posthumously awarded Purple Heart, recipient of Silver Star, two Purple Hearts and Army Commendation Medal. He was the 22nd Richland County soldier to die in the Vietnam War


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