|USS Russell (DDG-59)|
USS Russell in Pearl Harbor.
|Namesake:||Rear Admiral John Henry Russell, John Henry Russell, Jr.|
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|Ordered:||22 February 1990|
|Laid down:||24 July 1992|
|Launched:||20 October 1993|
|Commissioned:||20 May 1995|
|Homeport:||Naval Base San Diego, San Diego, California|
|Motto:||Strength in Freedom|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2020[update]|
|Class & type:||Arleigh Burke class destroyer|
|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)|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
|Aircraft carried:||2 Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters can be embarked|
USS Russell (DDG-59) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She is the second ship of the USN to carry the name Russell and is named for Rear Admiral John Henry Russell and his son, Commandant of the Marine Corps John Henry Russell, Jr..
In May 2004, Russell departed for a four-month deployment along with several ships including USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717), USS Salvor (ARS-52), USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) & USS McCampbell (DDG-85). The deployment was centered around an annual exercise called Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2004.
On 15 April 2006, the guided-missile destroyer Russell provided aid to a fishing vessel in distress while operating in the South China Sea. On 16 February 2007, Russell was awarded the 2006 Battle "E" award.
On 21 February 2008, Russell participated with the USS Lake Erie (CG-70) and the USS Decatur (DDG-73) in the interception and destruction of the dying US satellite US 193. Between 17–21 May 2008, the Russell participated in Exercise KhunjarHaad, a multi-national exercise held in the Gulf of Oman. Other participating warships included the French frigate FS Surcouf (F 711), the British frigate HMS Montrose (F236), the British fleet replenishment tanker RFA Wave Knight (A389), and four other coalition ships conducted air defense; surface warfare operation; visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS); and joint gunnery exercises, which focused on joint interoperability training and proficiency.
From March 2008 to August 2009, an official blog of life on the Russell was run, entitled The Destroyermen. It included everyday info about the life of a sailor on board a US Navy destroyer, only included information that would normally be available through official channels. In June 2008, Russell rescued about 70 people from a disabled boat in the Gulf of Aden.
In January 2013, the Russell′s crew completed a hull swap with the crew of USS Halsey (DDG-97) at Naval Base San Diego. Russell is now permanently stationed in San Diego. Halsey was moved to Russell′s former homeport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, with the former Russell crew.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Journalist 1st Class Michael Murdock, USN (18 April 2006). "HSL-47, USS Russell Assist Vessel in Distress". NNS060418-07. USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs. http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=23189. Retrieved 2010-12-24.
- Lt. (j.g.) Courtney Thraen, USN (8 August 2008). "USS Momsen Visits Cyprus". NNS080805-04. USS Momsen Public Affairs. http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=38920. Retrieved 2010-12-27.
- ap.google.com[dead link]
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