USS STOUT


About Us

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.

General Information:

  • Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Laid down: 8 August 1991
  • Launched: 16 October 1992
  • Commissioned: 13 August 1994
  • Homeport: Norfolk, Virginia
  • Motto: Courage - Valor - Integrity
  • Nickname: "Bold Knight"
  • Status: in active service, as of 2011

Ship Characteristics:

  • Class and type: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
  • Displacement: Light: approx. 6,800 long tons (6,900 t)
  • Full: approx. 8,900 long tons (9,000 t)
  • Length: 505 ft (154 m)
  • Beam: 66 ft (20 m)
  • Draft: 31 ft (9.4 m)
  • Propulsion: 4 General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, two shafts, 100,000 total shaft horsepower (75 MW)
  • Speed: >30 knots (56 km/h)
  • Range: 4,400 nautical miles at 20 knots
    (8,100 km at 37 km/h)
  • Complement: 33 Officers
    38 Chief Petty Officers
    210 Enlisted Personnel
  • Sensors and processing systems:
    AN/SPY-1D Radar
    AN/SPS-67(V)2 Surface Search Radar
    AN/SPS-73(V)12 Surface Search Radar
    AN/SQS-53C Sonar Array
    AN/SQR-19 Tactical Towed Array Sonar
    AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III Shipboard System
  • Electronic warfare and decoys:
    AN/SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Warfare System
    AN/SLQ-25 Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures
    MK 36 MOD 12 Decoy Launching System
    AN/SLQ-39 CHAFF Buoys
  • Armament: 1 × 29 cell, 1 × 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems with 90 × RIM-156 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc missiles
    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 carried: 1 SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter can be embarked