USS Fitzgerald, named for U.S. Navy officer William Charles Fitzgerald, is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy.
William "Bill" C. Fitzgerald was a United States Navy officer who was killed in action during the Vietnam War, while serving as an advisor to the Republic of Vietnam Navy.
The United States Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
She was laid down by Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine 9 February 1993; launched 29 January 1994; and commissioned 14 October 1995 in Newport, Rhode Island.
Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States.
Bath Iron Works is a major American shipyard located on the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine.
She was then homeported in Naval Station San Diego, California.
Naval Base San Diego, sometimes called 32nd Street Naval Station, is one of the largest bases of the United States Navy and is located in San Diego, California.
Now based at Yokosuka, she is part of Destroyer Squadron 15.
Destroyer Squadron 15 is a squadron of United States Navy Arleigh Burke class destroyers based at Yokosuka, Japan.