USS Russell (DDG-59)
USS Russell in Pearl Harbor.
|Namesake:||Rear Admiral John Henry Russell, John Henry Russell, Jr.|
|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|
|Class and 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)|
|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, USS Salvor, USS Fort McHenry and USS McCampbell. The deployment was centered on an annual exercise called Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2004.
On 21 February 2008, Russell participated, along with USS Lake Erie and USS Decatur in the interception and destruction of the dying US satellite US 193. Between 17–21 May 2008, Russell participated in Exercise KhunjarHaad, a multi-national exercise held in the Gulf of Oman. Other participating warships included the French frigate Surcouf, the British frigate HMS Montrose, the British fleet replenishment tanker RFA Wave Knight, 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.
In January 2013, Russell′s crew completed a hull swap with the crew of USS Halsey 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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