USS STOUT is the sixth ARLEIGH BURKE class guided missile destroyer and the first U.S. Navy ship named in honor of Rear Admiral Herald F. Stout, U.S. Navy (1903-1987), who was awarded two Navy Crosses for heroism while in command of the destroyer USS CLAXTON (DD 571) during World War Two.
|General Characteristics:||Keel Laid: September 13, 1991|
|Launched: October 16, 1992|
|Commissioned: August 13, 1994|
|Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, West Bank, Pascagoula, Miss|
|Propulsion system: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines|
|Blades on each Propeller: five|
|Length: 505,25 feet (154 meters)|
|Beam: 67 feet (20.4 meters)|
|Draft: 30,5 feet (9.3 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 8.300 tons full load|
|Speed: 30+ knots|
|Aircraft: None. But LAMPS 3 electronics installed on landing deck for coordinated DDG/helicopter ASW operations.|
|Armament: two Mk 41 VLS for Standard missiles, Tomahawk; Harpoon missile launchers, one Mk 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun, two Phalanx CIWS, Mk 46 torpedoes (from two triple tube mounts)|
|Homeport: Norfolk, Va.|
|Crew: 23 Officers, 24 Chief Petty Officers and 291 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS STOUT. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS STOUT Cruise Books:
About the ship's Coat of Arms:
(Click on the coat of arms for a larger version)
The battle-axe is adapted from the Stout family's coat of arms. Its upright position underscores Stout's massive firepower and high survivability while the double axe head, facing both ways, alludes to the all-encompassing offensive and defensive power of the integrated AEGIS combat system. The star highlights Admiral Stout's many awards, as well as reference to the Silver Star. With resolute courage and daring aggressiveness, Admiral Stout, as Commanding Officer of the destroyer USS CLAXTON, aided his task force in sinking five heavily armed, enemy warships to establish our beachhead on Bougainvillea Island. This Naval battle is symbolized by the wedge piercing the field of the shield; the wedge representing Admiral Stout and United States Naval force disabling and destroying a surface force of superior fire power, signified by the field.
The cross suggests the Navy Cross, one of many decorations awarded to Admiral Stout; and exemplifies the strong devotion to God and Country that characterized Admiral Stout's Naval career and now reminds us that no STOUT sailor stands alone. It is inflamed to recall the fierce bombardment of the naval battle in the Solomon Islands. The lion, a symbol of courage, strength and tactical hunting skills, commemorates Rear Admiral Stout and the men and officers who served under his leadership.
USS STOUT Video Gallery:
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|Tomahawk Missile Launch aboard USS STOUT. .mpeg file, size: 459 Kb|
USS STOUT Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by Karl-Heinz Ahles when USS STOUT was inport Norfolk, Va, on May 11, 1999.
The photos below were taken by me and show the USS STOUT at Naval Base Norfolk, Va, on November 9, 2008.
The photos below were taken by me and show the USS STOUT passing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on her way to Naval Base Norfolk, Va, on October 28, 2010. The STOUT is returning home after participating in exercise Joint Warrior held off Great Britain earlier in October. The last photo shows the STOUT moored at Naval Base Norfolk on October 29.
The photos below were taken by me and show the USS STOUT at Naval Base Norfolk, Va, on May 6, 2012.