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 2013[update]|
|Class & 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)
38 Chief Petty Officers
210 Enlisted Personnel
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
|Aircraft carried:||1 SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter 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 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 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.
Fire Controlman from the USS Russell (DDG-59) helps put together care packages for San Diegans who were displaced from their homes due to the wildfires
- Journalist 1st Class Michael Murdock, USN (18 April 2006). "HSL-47, USS Russell Assist Vessel in Distress". NNS060418-07. USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs. Retrieved 2010-12-24.
- Lt. (j.g.) Courtney Thraen, USN (8 August 2008). "USS Momsen Visits Cyprus". NNS080805-04. USS Momsen Public Affairs. Retrieved 2010-12-27.
- ap.google.com[dead link]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to:|
- Official site
- Naval Vessel Register entry for USS Russell
- The Destroyermen, Life Aboard USS Russell, through the eyes of her crew