USS Gridley (DD-92)

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USS Gridley (DD-92)

USS Gridley (DD-92) was a Wickes class destroyer that had a brief career after the First World War, most notably supporting the first successful transatlantic flight during 1919.

The Gridley was named after Charles Vernon Gridley, a US naval officer during the American Civil War and the Spanish-American War.

The Gridley was built by the Union Iron Works of San Francisco. She was launched on 4 July 1918, when she was sponsored by Gridley's daughter Mrs Francis P. Thomas. She was commissioned on 8 March 1919 with Commander Frank. J. Fletcher in command. Fletcher rose to flag rank, and became know as 'Black Jack' Fletcher. He played a major role in the early naval battles in the Pacific, but gained a reputation for being too cautious, and he was sidelined after the battle of the East Solomon Islands (23-25 August 1942).

The Gridley's first duty was to support the three Navy Curtiss flying boats as they attempted to fly across the Atlantic. On 17 May NC-1 and NC-3 had to put down short of the Azores, and the Gridley helped rescue the crew of the NC-1, which then sank while the Gridley was attempting to tow her to land. NC-3 was able to taxi to land. The Gridley landed the crew of NC-1 at Horta on 18 May. The Gridley them helped the final aircraft, NC-4, in the final, successful, stage of the flight.

After completing her duties the Gridley visited Brest, and then spent June-July on a tour of Mediterranean ports. She returned to New York on 31 July 1919. In September 1920 she carried Major General John A. Lejeune and Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler of the US Marine Corps on a tour of US bases in the Caribbean. In 1921 she was used to train members of the Naval Reserve Force from Charleston, Newport Rhode Island, New York and Philadelphia.

She was decommissioned at Philadelphia on 22 June 1922, and remained out of commission until she was struck off on 25 January 1937. She was sold for scrap on 19 April 1939.

Displacement (standard)

1,060t

Displacement (loaded)

Top Speed

35kts design
34.81kts at 27,350shp at 1,236t on trial (Kimberly)

Engine

2 shaft Parsons turbines
4 boilers
27,000shp design

Range

2,500nm at 20kts (design)

Armour - belt

- deck

Length

314ft 4.5in

Width

30ft 11.5in

Armaments

Four 4in/ 50 guns
Twelve 21in torpedo tubes in four triple mountings
Two 1-pounder AA guns
Two depth charge tracks

Crew complement

100

Launched

4 July 1918

Commissioned

8 March 1919

Sold for scrap

19 April 1939


GRIDLEY DD 92

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    Wickes (Little) Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid April 1 1918 - Launched July 4 1918

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Destroyer Gridley causes oil spill in Washington

/>The guided-missile destroyer Gridley arrives at its new homeport, Naval Station Everett, after departing from San Diego in July 2016. Gridley was the first of four destroyers reassigned to NSE in 2016. (MC3 Joseph Montemarano/Navy)

PORT HADLOCK, Wash. — A Navy destroyer caused an oil spill in Port Townsend Bay and emergency crews have begun a containment and cleanup effort.

The USS Gridley was leaving the pier at Naval Magazine Indian Island on Thursday morning when the oil spill occurred around 10:30 a.m., the Navy said.

Naval Station Everett selected as homeport for Constellation-class frigates

A total of 12 Constellation-class frigates will be based out of Naval Station Everett in Washington.

Naval officials said 20 gallons were spilled. Responders were using a 200-foot oil spill containment boom to form a perimeter and limit environmental damage, the Kitsap Sun reported. About 10 gallons have been contained. The Navy notified the Coast Guard and the state’s Department of Ecology. Naval officials are investigating the cause of the spill.

The Naval Station Everett is the Gridley’s homeport. Navy vessels stop at Indian Island when headed to or from the wider Pacific Ocean to load up on fuel, food and munitions.


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

After fitting out at the Mare Island Navy Yard, Gridley departed San Diego on 24 March 1919, transited the Panama Canal, and joined the Destroyer Force for maneuvers in Cuban waters. She then repaired briefly at Norfolk, Virginia, before putting into New York on 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 the aircraft NC-4 was successfully able to land in the dense fog at the Azores on 17 May 1919. Subsequently Gridley participated in the search for the aircraft 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 on 31 May 1919.

Gridley arrived at Brest, France on 31 May and spent the next two months in various ports of the Mediterranean transporting passengers and making goodwill visits. She arrived back at New York on 31 July. Operating out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Gridley embarked Major General Lejeune and Brigadier General Butler of the Marine Corps at Charleston on 2 September 1920, for an inspection tour of Caribbean bases and commands, including posts in Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Her passengers disembarked on 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 on 22 June 1922 and remained inactive until her name was stricken from the Navy List on 25 January 1937. Gridley ' s hulk was sold for scrapping on 19 April 1939.


USS Gridley (CG 21)

USS GRIDLEY was the sixth ship in the LEAHY-class of guided missile cruisers and the third ship in the Navy named after Capt. Gridley. Commissioned as a guided missile frigate and later reclassified as a guided missile cruiser on June 30, 1975, GRIDLEY was decommissioned, stricken from the Navy Register on January 21, 1994 and transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay-up at the Suisun Bay, California. GRIDLEY was sold to International Shipbreaking Corp., Brownsville, Tx., for scrapping.

General Characteristics: Keel laid: July 15, 1960
Launched: July 31, 1961
Commissioned: May 25, 1963
Decommissioned: January 21, 1994
Builder: Puget Sound Bridge & Drydock Company, Seattle, Wash.
Propulsion system: 4 - 1200 psi boilers 2 General Electric geared turbines
Propellers: two
Length: 535 feet (163 meters)
Beam: 53 feet (16.1 meters)
Draft: 26 feet (7.9 meters)
Displacement: approx. 7,800 tons
Speed: 30+ knots
Aircraft: none
Armament: two Mk 141 Harpoon missile launchers, two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, two Mk-10 missile launchers for Standard missiles (ER), Mk 46 torpedoes from two Mk-32 triple mounts, one Mk 16 ASROC missile launcher
Crew: 27 officers and 413 enlisted

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS GRIDLEY. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

Charles Vernon Gridley was born 24 November 1844 in Logansport, Ind., and was appointed to the Naval Academy in 1860. Reporting for duty with his class in September 1863, Gridley joind 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 next 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.

USS GRIDLEY was launched by Puget Sound Bridge and Drydock Co., of Seattle, Wash., 31 July 1961 sponsored by Mrs. Stewart D. Rose, great-granddaughter of Captain Gridley and commissioned 25 May 1963, Captain P. A. Lilly in command.

After outfitting at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., GRIDLEY made a goodwill visit to British Columbia and then conducted acceptance trials out of her homeport, Long Beach, Calif. The powerful new frigate returned to Puget Sound Shipyard 8 November to 9 December 1963, after which she joined the Pacific Fleet as flagship of Destroyer Squadron 19.

Following shakedown out of San Diego early in 1964, GRIDLEY departed Long Beach 8 April and steamed via Pearl Harbor to Australia for commemoration of the Battle of the Coral Sea, arriving Adelaide, South Australia, 5 May. The guided missile frigate next headed for the Philippines, stopping at Subic Bay 29 through 31 May, before proceeding to Okinawa 2 June and Sasebo, Japan, on the 8th.

Heading south once more, she returned to Subic Bay and visited Hong Kong. On 4 August, she got underway for the South China Sea escorting aircraft carrier CONSTELLATION (CVA 64) to strengthen American naval forces off Vietnam after Communist motor torpedo boats had attacked destroyers MADDOX (DD 731) and TURNER JOY (DD 951) in the Gulf of Tonkin. But for a brief visit to Subic Bay, she remained on station serving screening and picket duty, coordinating anti-aircraft warfare efforts, and relaying communications. Before she left the fighting zone 6 September, the ship's competent and dedicated service won her the Navy Unit commendation. She departed Subic Bay 7 November and reached Long Beach on the 21st.

GRIDLEY operated along the West Coast until heading back to the Western Pacific 10 July 1965. Stopping at Pearl Harbor and Yokosuka en route, she steamed to the South China Sea to support aircraft carriers of the 7th Fleet as the flattops hammered Communist targets in Vietnam. On four different occasions in the next 4 months, she rescued pilots who ditched at sea. She returned to Yokosuka 7 December but resumed station in the South China Sea on the 22d to serve as "Tomcat," responsible for checking-in planes returning to their carriers. Early in 1966 she headed for home and reached Long Beach 1 February.

GRIDLEY operated along the California coast until sailing for the Orient 18 November. She left Subic Bay 2 January 1967 for plane guard duty in the China Sea and the Gulf of Tonkin. After varied duties in the fighting zone, she sailed for Australia en route to the West Coast and arrived Long Beach 8 June to prepare for future action.

In July 1968, the ship departed her homeport of Long Beach for an extensive overhaul and modernization at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Upon arrival in Maine, the ship was temporarily decommissioned in order to receive the Naval Tactical Data System (NTDS). GRIDLEY returned to Long Beach in January 1970 and would make her 5th and 6th deployments to the South China Sea in 1971 and 1972.

In February 1973, GRIDLEY underwent another modernization and overhaul, this time at Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco. During that time, she received an anti-missile defense system and electronic warfare equipment. Upon completion of the overhaul, GRIDLEY arrived at her new homeport of San Diego in December 1973.

GRIDLEY was officially redesignated as CG 21 in 1975, and made a 7th WESTPAC deployment. During the seven and one half month deployment, GRIDLEY provided air traffic control and on station support during "Operation Frequent Wind", the evacuation of persons from South Vietnam. GRIDLEY was also on station air traffic controller during the MAYAGUEZ incident off the coast of Cambodia. After a short 10 months back in her homeport, GRIDLEY returned to the Western Pacific in July of 1976.

After another shipyard period in 1978, GRIDLEY deployed to the western Pacific in 1979. As a result of the Iranian hostage crisis, GRIDLEY remained on station in the Indian Ocean and North Arabian Sea through mid-1980. Before the year was over, GRIDLEY left again on a 7 month deployment, this time as Anti-Air Warfare (AAW) Commander for the CORAL SEA (CV 43) battle group.

Upon returning to San Diego in March 1982, GRIDLEY was once again operating in Southern California waters until October when she returned to Long Beach Naval Shipyard for an extensive upgrade and an overhaul of all Engineering Machinery. More upgrades were made to the ship's fire control and air search radars and the Phalanx close-in weapon system was installed during 1982. GRIDLEY returned to the operational fleet in October 1983.

GRIDLEY spent a year, October 1983 to October 1984, undergoing extensive training and workup for her next deployment. The ship deployed for the 10th time from October 1984 until May 1985. Following its return home, the ship immediately began a series of workups which culminated in a multinational exercise with several Pacific rim navies.

July 1987 marked GRIDLEY's 12th deployment, this time as part of the RANGER (CV 61) battle group. The ship saw action in the Arabian Gulf during retaliatory strikes against Iranian oil platforms. The ship began its 13th deployment in December 1988, once again returning to the Arabian Gulf. As an asset of Commander, Joint Task Force Middle East, GRIDLEY was responsible for escorting reflagged Kuwaiti oil tankers through the Straits of Hormuz. During a 3-month period, GRIDLEY safely escorted nearly 2.5 million tons of shipping in the Arabian Gulf region.

The ship returned to San Diego in June 1989. In October of that year, the ship's port visit to Naval Station, Treasure Island, CA, was interrupted by the 7.0 earthquake which struck the San Francisco Bay area. GRIDLEY personnel provided assistance to victims in San Francisco's severely damaged Marina district. The ship would later be awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal for its contributions to the relief effort. In November 1989, the ship participated in law enforcement operations in support of the U.S. Coast Guard.

From February 1990 until March 1991, GRIDLEY received the New Threat upgrade at Southwest Marine Shipyard in San Diego. During the $55 million overhaul, all engineering, berthing and food service areas were upgraded, and the ship's combat systems were dramatically enhanced. Improvements to the air search radars and Combat Direction System improved the ship's ability to detect and engage multiple air threats with it's SM- I and SM-2 surface-to-air missiles.

Following an extensive operational evaluation and qualification phase, GRIDLEY deployed for the 14th time in April 1992. Upon arrival in the Arabian Gulf, the ship operated in support of USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62). The ship rescued the disabled merchant vessel ADEL 11 in the North Arabian Sea in June 1992. In August, GRIDLEY participated in a multinational exercise with regional navies. When operation SOUTHERN WATCH, the enforcement of a "no-fly" zone over southern Iraq, commenced later that same month, GRIDLEY was the first ship on station off the coast of Kuwait. GRIDLEY provided coastal radar coverage and AAW protection for ships in the northern Arabian Gulf.

The ship returned to San Diego in October 1992. GRIDLEY was overhauled at the National Steel and Shipbuilding company from January through April 1993. During that time, the ship was back-fitted to accommodate the new SM-2 block III missile. The modification gave the ship the capability to defeat the sea skimming cruise missiles which have proliferated worldwide in the 1990's. In July 1993, GRIDLEY fired several of the new missiles on the Pacific Missile Test Center range, scoring 3 successful hits. That same month, the ship rendezvoused with USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) in Acapulco, Mexico, escorting her back to San Diego after the carrier's 3 year Service Life Extension Program overhaul at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.

After a final port visit to San Francisco in October 1993, GRIDLEY returned to San Diego in order to prepare for decommissioning after more than 30 years of service in the United States Navy.

GRIDLEY was decommissioned, stricken from the Navy Register and transferred to the Maritime Administration for temporary lay-up on 21 January 1994. She was laid up at the Suisun Bay, California reserve to await disposal.

USS GRIDLEY Image Gallery:

The photo below was taken by Brad Manzenberger and shows the GRIDLEY at anchorage in the Indian Ocean in 1989. The photo was taken from the USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37).


USS Gridley (DDG-101)

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 10/05/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

The Arleigh-Burke-class warship group continues to be an all-important destroyer class for the modern Untied States Navy (USN). The class was drawn up to include eighty-two total warships and sixty-six have since been completed (all in active service as of this writing - January 2019). The type was designed during the latter years of the Cold War (1947-1991) - and is influenced in design as such - and began construction in 1988 with the first vessels commissioned in 1991.

USS Gridley (DDG-101) is one of their number: the warship was ordered on March 6th, 1998 and contracted to Bath Iron Works who laid her keel down on July 30th, 2004. She was subsequently launched on December 28th, 2005 and formally commissioned on February 10th, 2007 under the name "Gridle" after of U.S. Navy Captain Charles Vernon Gridley, she continues to sail today (2019)and fights under the motto of "Fire When Ready".

As completed, the warship displaces 9,300 tons (short) and has a length of 509.5 feet, a beam of 66 feet, and a draught of 31 feet. Power is from 4 x General Electric LM2500-30 series gas turbines developing 100,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts. Aboard is a group of 380 officers and enlisted personnel that includes an air wing component, these persons charged with the sustainment and operation of up to 2 x Sikorsky Sh-60 Sea Hawk navy helicopters launched and retrieved from the stern (a full service hangar is included).

Armament is1 x 5" (130mm) /62 caliber turreted deck gun at the forecastle, 1 x 32-cell Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS), 1 x 64-cell Mk 41 VLS (total of 96 x RIM-66 SM-2 Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAM) carried OR BGM-109 "Tomahawk" land-attack cruise missiles), 2 x 25mm Mk 38 chain guns, 2 x Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes, and 1 x 20mm Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWSs). All told, the warship can be used to handle aerial, surface, and undersea threats as needed due to its broad armament array.

Gridley homeports at Naval Station Everett in Everett, Washington along America's Northwest Coast (with direct access to the vast Pacific Ocean). Her first voyage originated from San Diego on May 19th, 2008 and ended in November of that year. Her next notable deployment followed in August of2014 as she joined the cruiser USS Carl Vinson and carrier USS Bunker Hill on a voyage westward for ten months. By the middle of 2016, the warship ended back stateside.


GRIDLEY DD 380

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    Gridley Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid June 3 1935 - Launched December 1 1936

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USS Gridley (DDG-101)

The Arleigh-Burke-class warship group continues to be an all-important destroyer class for the modern Untied States Navy (USN). The class was drawn up to include eighty-two total warships and sixty-six have since been completed (all in active service as of this writing - January 2019). The type was designed during the latter years of the Cold War (1947-1991) - and is influenced in design as such - and began construction in 1988 with the first vessels commissioned in 1991.

USS Gridley (DDG-101) is one of their number: the warship was ordered on March 6th, 1998 and contracted to Bath Iron Works who laid her keel down on July 30th, 2004. She was subsequently launched on December 28th, 2005 and formally commissioned on February 10th, 2007 under the name "Gridle" after of U.S. Navy Captain Charles Vernon Gridley, she continues to sail today (2019)and fights under the motto of "Fire When Ready".

As completed, the warship displaces 9,300 tons (short) and has a length of 509.5 feet, a beam of 66 feet, and a draught of 31 feet. Power is from 4 x General Electric LM2500-30 series gas turbines developing 100,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts. Aboard is a group of 380 officers and enlisted personnel that includes an air wing component, these persons charged with the sustainment and operation of up to 2 x Sikorsky Sh-60 Sea Hawk navy helicopters launched and retrieved from the stern (a full service hangar is included).

Armament is1 x 5" (130mm) /62 caliber turreted deck gun at the forecastle, 1 x 32-cell Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS), 1 x 64-cell Mk 41 VLS (total of 96 x RIM-66 SM-2 Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAM) carried OR BGM-109 "Tomahawk" land-attack cruise missiles), 2 x 25mm Mk 38 chain guns, 2 x Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes, and 1 x 20mm Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWSs). All told, the warship can be used to handle aerial, surface, and undersea threats as needed due to its broad armament array.

Gridley homeports at Naval Station Everett in Everett, Washington along America's Northwest Coast (with direct access to the vast Pacific Ocean). Her first voyage originated from San Diego on May 19th, 2008 and ended in November of that year. Her next notable deployment followed in August of2014 as she joined the cruiser USS Carl Vinson and carrier USS Bunker Hill on a voyage westward for ten months. By the middle of 2016, the warship ended back stateside.


USS Gridley (DD-92) - History

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 DDG 101

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    Arleigh Burke Class (Flight IIa) Guided Missile Destroyer
    Naming Ceremony May 2004
    Keel Laid 30 July 2004 - Launched & Christened 11 February 2006

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