GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER
USS Stout (DDG-55) is the sixth Arleigh Burke-class
guided-missile destroyer. Built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, she was
commissioned on 13 August 1994 and she is currently homeported in
Norfolk, Virginia. Stout was named for Rear Admiral Herald F.
Stout (1903–1987), who distinguished himself as the Commanding Officer
of the destroyer USS Claxton during World War II. Then a Commander,
Stout aided his task force in sinking five heavily armed, enemy warships
to establish a beachhead on Bougainville Island.