USS Sterett (DDG-104)

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USS Sterett
Career (US)
Name: USS Sterett
Namesake: Andrew Sterett
Ordered: 13 September 2002
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 17 November 2005
Launched: 19 May 2007
Commissioned: 9 August 2008
Homeport: Naval Base San Diego
Motto: "Forever Dauntless"
Status: in active service, as of 2022
Badge: USSSterett-DDG104.jpg
General characteristics
Class and type: Arleigh Burke class destroyer
Displacement: 6,600 tons light,
9,200 tons full,
2,600 tons dead
Length: 509 ft 6 in (155.3 m) overall,
471 ft (143.6 m) waterline
Beam:   66 ft (20.1 m) extreme,
  59 ft (18 m) waterline
Draft:   31 ft (9.4 m) maximum,
  22 ft (6.7 m) limit
Propulsion: 4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)
Speed: 30+ knots (55+ km/h) designed
Complement: 32 officers, 348 enlisted
Armament: 1 × 32 cell
1 × 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems
96 × RIM-66 SM-2
BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc
missiles
1 × 5/62 in (127/62 mm)
2 × 25 mm
4 × 12.7 mm guns
2 × Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 2 × SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters

USS Sterett (DDG-104), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, is the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of Andrew Sterett, a naval officer who served during the Quasi-War and the Barbary Wars.

The contract to build her was awarded to Bath Iron Works Corporation in Bath, Maine on 13 September 2002. On 17 November 2005, her keel was laid down.

She was christened on 19 May 2007. The ship's sponsor was Michelle Sterett Bernson, a familial descendant of Andrew Sterett, who himself had no children.

Her commissioning took place in Baltimore, Maryland, Andrew Sterett's birthplace, on 9 August 2008. The ship's home port is Naval Base San Diego.[1]

References

  1. Lhee, Euna, "USS Sterett Unveiled, Set To Sail", Baltimore Sun, 10 August 2008.

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