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U.S.S. RUSSELL

(DDG-59)

STRENGTH IN FREEDOM

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USS RUSSELL (DDG-59) - an Arleigh Burke class destroyer

In Commission 1995 to Present

DDG-59 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1992 - Keel Date: 24 JUL 1992
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
OCT 1993 - Launch Date: 20 OCT 1993
MAY 1995 - Commissioned: 20 MAY 1995
OCT 1996 - Shellback Initiation - 4 OCT 1996 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 2000 - Shellback Initiation - 11 JUN 2000 - Indian Ocean

DDG-59 General Specifications

Class: Arleigh Burke class destroyer

Named for: Rear Admiral John Henry Russell

Complement: 33 Officers and 258 Enlisted

Length: 505 feet

Beam: 66 feet

Draft: 31 feet

Range: 4 400 nautical miles