USS Sterett during Malabar 2020
|Ordered||13 September 2002|
|Builder||Bath Iron Works|
|Laid down||17 November 2005|
|Launched||19 May 2007|
|Commissioned||9 August 2008|
|Status||in active service|
|Class and type||Arleigh Burke-class destroyer|
|Propulsion||4 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 2 shafts, 100,000 shp (75 MW)|
|Speed||30+ knots (55+ km/h) designed|
|Complement||32 officers, 348 enlisted|
|Aircraft carried||2 x SH-60 Seahawk helicopters|
USS Sterett (DDG-104) is a Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer of the United States Navy.
USS Sterett is the fourth ship of the U.S. Navy to be named after Andrew Sterett, a U.S. naval officer who fought in the Quasi-War and the Barbary Wars.
The contract to build USS Sterett was awarded to Bath Iron Works Corporation in Bath, Maine on 13 September 2002. On 17 November 2005, her keel was laid down, and she was christened on 19 May 2007. The ship's sponsor was Michelle Sterett Bernson, a familial descendant of Andrew Sterett, who himself had no children.
The vessel's commissioning took place in Baltimore, Maryland, Andrew Sterett's birthplace, on 9 August 2008. The ship's home port is Naval Base San Diego.
The ship was attacked without warning by Somali pirates using rocket-propelled grenades on 22 February 2011, during negotiations with the pirates for the release of four U.S. hostages, who were eventually killed.
The ship was under the control of Commander Carrier Strike Group 9.[ citation needed ]
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