Guided missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG-55)

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Classification

Basic information

Namesake:
Herald F. Stout
Operator:
Country of build:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned (service):
Status:
MMSI number:
368873000

Ship measurements

Displacement:
6,900 t
Length:
154 m
Beam:
18 m
Draft:
9.4 m

Machine

Propulsion system:
Propulsion:
  • 4 * General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines
  • 100,000 shp (75,000 kW)
  • 2 * Shafts
Speed:
30 knots
Range:
4,400 nautical miles at 20 knots (8,100 km at 37 km/h)

Personnel

Complement:
281

Combat assets

Boats & landing craft:
  • 2 * rigid hull inflatable boats
Electronics:
  • AN/SPY-1D 3D radar (Flight I,II,IIa)
  • AN/SPY-6 AESA 3D radar (Flight III)
  • AN/SPS-67(V)2 surface-search radar
  • AN/SPS-73(V)12 surface-search radar
  • AN/SPG-62 fire-control radar
  • AN/SQS-53C sonar array
  • AN/SQR-19 tactical towed array sonar
  • AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III shipboard system
  • AN/SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Warfare System
  • AN/SLQ-25 Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures
  • MK 36 MOD 12 Decoy Launching System
  • MK 53 Nulka Decoy Launching System
  • AN/SLQ-39 CHAFF Buoys
Armament:
  • 1 * 29 cell, 1 * 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launching systems with 90 * RIM-156 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-ASROC missiles
  • 2 * Mk 141 Harpoon Missile Launcher SSM
  • 1 * Mark 45 5/54 in (127/54 mm)
  • 2 * 25 mm chain gun
  • 4 * .50 caliber (12.7 mm) guns
  • 2 * 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
  • 2 * Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft:
  • 2 * Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters can be embarked

USS Stout (DDG-55) is the fifth Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. Built for the United States Navy by Ingalls Shipbuilding, she was commissioned on 13 August 1994 and she is currently home-ported in Naval Station Norfolk. She is part of Destroyer Squadron 26. Stout is named for Rear Admiral Herald F. Stout, who distinguished himself as the Commanding Officer of the destroyer USS Claxton during World War II. In November 1943, Commander Stout received two Navy Crosses in the span of three weeks for his actions in the Pacific. Stout aided Destroyer Squadron 23 in sinking five heavily armed Japanese warships and damaging four others during the Solomon Islands campaign as well as sinking four more Japanese warships and damaging two others to establish a beachhead on Bougainville Island. Stout was ordered on 13 December 1988, the keel was laid down on 8 August 1991, she was launched on 16 October 1992 and commissioned on 13 August 1994. As of July 2020 the ship is part of Destroyer Squadron 26 based out of Naval Station Norfolk.

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