USS Dewey (DDG 105) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She is named for George Dewey (1837-1917) Admiral of the Navy, the only person in United States history to have attained the rank.
He is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish–American War. He entered the
Naval Academy in 1854 at the age of 16. The conventional four-year course had just been introduced in 1851 and the cadet corps was quite small, averaging about one hundred Acting Midshipmen. Out of all that entered in his year, only fourteen stayed through the course. He stood fifth on the class roll at graduation in 1858.
He served on the General Board of the United States Navy, an important policy-making body, from 1900 until
his death in 1917.
"The Will to Fight from the Heart"