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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

USS Stout (DDG-55)

USS Stout (DDG-55) is the sixth Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. Built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, she was commissioned on 13 August 1994 and she is currently homeported in Norfolk, Virginia.

Stout was named for Rear Admiral Herald F. Stout (1903–1987), who distinguished himself as the Commanding Officer of the destroyer USS Claxton during World War II. Then a Commander, Stout aided his task force in sinking five heavily armed, enemy warships to establish a beachhead on Bougainville Island.

She is seen here leaving the Gare Loch and entering the Clyde while on a Joint Warrior naval exercise.

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