USS Boxer (LHD 4) is the sixth US Navy ship to be named Boxer. Commissioned on 11 Feb 1995, Boxer has served in many exercises, deployments, operations and actions in her service to the US Navy. Operations of note the USS Boxer participated in were Operation Northern Watch, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom II. The Boxer also participated in humanitarian missions and an international anti-piracy task force where, as the flagship of Combined Task Force 151, USS Boxer played a key role in the rescue of the captain of U.S. flagged container ship MV Maersk Alabama who was held hostage by Somali pirates.
For more detailed history on the USS Boxer (LHD 4) visit the Navy Archive page.