USS Sterett – June 18, 2017

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The USS Sterett (DDG-104) is a Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer of the United States Navy.The USS Sterett is the fourth ship of the U.S. Navy to be named after Andrew Sterett, a U.S. naval officer who fought in the Quasi-War and the Barbary Wars.

USS Sterett (DDG-104)
USS Sterett at Alava Pier Subic Bay(DDG-104)

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

The ship was attacked without warning by Somali pirates using rocket-propelled grenades on 22 February 2011, during negotiations with the pirates for the release of four U.S. hostages, who were eventually killed.

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