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USS RUSSELL (DDG-59)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NEVV

CLASS - BURKE Flight I As Built.
Displacement 8373 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 504' 7" (oa) x 66' 11" x 20' (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/54 RF, 2 Phalanx 20mm Guns, 90 VLS Cells,
8 Harpoon Missiles, 6 x 12.75" TT.
Machinery, 100,000 SHP; 4 GE LM-2500 Gas Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30+ Knots, Range 4400 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 370.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Litton - Ingalls, Pascagoula Miss. on July 27 1992.
Launched October 23 1993 and commissioned May 20 1995.
Active unit of the US. Navy.
Homeported at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.

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Rear Admiral John Henry Russell, July 4 1827 - April 1 1897, was an officer of the United States Navy during the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. The Admiral's son, John Henry Russell, Jr., November 14 1872 - March 6 1947, was a major general and 16th Commandant of the Marine Corps.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 49kArtist's conception of the Russell as built by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Russell 15kShip's poster.Gerd Matthes
Russell 188kUndated, location unknown.-
Russell 79kUndated, USS Russell refueling at sea with the HMCS Protecteur followed by a Peary Class frigate. Photo by caporal Pier-Adam Turcotte.Marc-André Nadeau
Russell 125kUndated, location unknown.Bill Gonyo
Russell 104kUndated, location unknown. Waxing a torpedo.Bill Gonyo
Russell 94kUndated, location unknown.Bill Gonyo
Russell 299kUndated, location unknown. Sailors of the USS Russell keep a watchful eye on a refueling station during underway replenishment. Courtesy of the USS Russell.Bill Gonyo
Russell 144kUndated, location unknown. Photo from "An Illustrated History of the United States Navy" by Chester G. Hearn.Robert Hurst
Russell 236kDN-SC-94-00646. Pascagoula, October 15 1993, a view of warships under construction at the Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard. (From front to back) are the guided-missile cruiser Port Royal (CG 73), the guided-missile destroyer Stout (DDG 55) and the guided-missile destroyer Mitscher (DDG 57). Inboard of STOUT is the guided-missile destroyer Ramage (DDG 61) and inboard of MITSCHER is the guided-missile destroyer Russell (DDG 59). U.S. Navy photo by: OS2 John Bouvia.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 53kChristening Program from the USS Russell DDG-59 held at Pascacoula, MS on 23 October 1993.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 96kChristening Coin from the USS Russell DDG-59 held at Pascacoula, MS on 23 October 1993.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 60kJanuary 23 1995, Gulf of Mexico, an aerial starboard bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG-59) underway during builders sea trials.Fred Weiss
Russell 46kJanuary 23, 1995, Gulf o Mexico, aerial starboard quarter view (135 degrees off centerline) of the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG-59) underway during buildings sea trials.Fred Weiss
Russell 67kJanuary 23 1995, Gulf of Mexico, aerial port beam view of the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG-59) underway during builders sea trials. The USS Russell has been assigned to Pacific Fleet Destroyer Squadron 31 (DESRON31).Fred Weiss
Russell 48kJanuary 23 1995, Gulf of Mexico, an aerial port bow view of the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG-59) underway during builders sea trials.Fred Weiss
Russell 82kUSS Russell (DDG-59) Commissioning Program held at Pascacoula, MS on 20 May 1995.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 101kCommissioning of USS Russell DDG-59 at Pascacoula, MS on 20 May 1995. The photo by Doug Bremenkamp.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 99kCommissioning of USS Russell DDG-59 at Pascacoula, MS on 20 May 1995. The photo by Doug Bremenkamp.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 45kAugust 1995 in the Pacific test firing during a Sinkex type operation.Jack Treutle
Russell 66kDili, East Timor, USS Russell (DDG-59) at anchor in Dili Harbor here in June, 2000. Russell provided logistical support for the United States Group in East Timor (USGET). East Timor, a small island nation just north of Australia, was recently devastated by Indonesian forces following its vote for independence. Each month, the U.S. Navy deploys one ship to Dili to assist USGET's humanitarian relief efforts in coordination with the United Nations. U.S. Navy photo.Bill Gonyo
Russell 35kSan Diego, CA August 2 2001.Marc Piché
Russell 65kSan Diego, CA August 2 2001.Marc Piché
Russell 41kTaken from the USS Chosin while entering Pearl Harbor 9 Aug 2002.SK2(SW) Joseph A. Gless
Russell 85kThe Guided Missile Destroyer USS Russell sits moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor in preparation of it's change of Command ceremony. Where Commander William A Kerns III took command from Commander Enrique F. Miranda. US Navy photo by Photographers Mate 1st Class Keith W. Delvinney March 12, 2003.Steven A. Cardali
Russell 145k030507-N-3228G-001. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, May 7 2003, Commanding Officer of the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) Cmdr. William Kearns III, speaks to spectators during a welcoming ceremony for Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Training Squadron ships, JDS Kashima (TV 3508), JDS Hamayuki (DD 126) and JDS Sawagiri (DD 157), seen arriving behind the formation of newly-commissioned Japanese officers. The JMSDF arrived in Hawaii for a five-day visit and will also lay wreaths at the USS Arizona Memorial, the National Cemetery of the Pacific, the Makiki Cemetery, the Ehime Maru Memorial, and take a city tour. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class William R. Goodwin. Bill Gonyo
Russell 186kPresident George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush are escorted by Adm. Thomas B. Fargo, Commander U.S. Pacific Command, aboard the admiral’s barge for Commander Naval Region Hawaii, for a scheduled visit aboard the retired battleship Missouri (BB-63), and the Arizona Memorial. In the background is the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG-59), at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, October 23 2003. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 2nd Class Tracy R. Hull. United States Navy News Service 031023-N-0435H-093.Robert Hurst
Russell 163kUSS Russell (DDG 59) departing Pearl Harbor, December 4 2003.Bill Gonyo
Russell 157k040511-N-3019M-001. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, May 11 2004, sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) man the rails as the ship departs Pearl Harbor. Russell and her crew of more than 330 Sailors are deploying to the Western Pacific to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Exercise (CARAT 2004). U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Ryan McGinley.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 178k040511-N-3019M-003. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, May 11 2004, sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) man the rails as the ship departs Pearl Harbor. Russell and her crew of more than 330 Sailors are deploying to the Western Pacific to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Exercise (CARAT 2004). U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Ryan McGinley.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 101kA Republic of Singapore Air Force Super Puma helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the Republic of Singapore Ship (RSS) Resolution (LST 208), with the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG-59) on the horizon, on 7 June 2004. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Kevin Borden.Robert Hurst
Russell 91k040629-N-4104L-004, South China Sea, June 29 2004, USS Russell (DDG 59) transits the South China Sea enroute to Thailand for the third phase of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series, which begins June 30. CARAT is a regularly scheduled series of bilateral military training exercises with several Southeast Asia nations designed to enhance the interoperability of the respective sea services. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Melinda Larson.Bill Gonyo
Russell 104k030901-N-4033C-023, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii September 2 2004, guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) passes Hospital Point, Hawaii, after returning from a routine four-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. Russell and her crew of more than 330 Sailors participated in the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT), a series of exercises in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jimmie J. Crockett.Bill Gonyo
Russell 172k050812-F-4201N-048. Seward, Alaska, August 12 2005, Commanding Officer, USS Russell (DDG 59), Cmdr. Jim Kilby, explains the ship's navigation system on the ship's bridge as he hosts Seward, Alaska's Mayor Vanta Shafer and other members of the City Council. Russell was in Seward for a goodwill port visit Aug. 11-14. Russell is currently participating in the joint exercise Alaska Shield/Northern Edge 2005. Alaska Shield/Northern Edge 2005 is the largest homeland defense/homeland security exercise ever conducted in Alaska. The exercise is the first opportunity within the state to exercise an integrated local, state and federal government response to a series of simulated emergencies including natural disasters, terrorist attacks and mass casualty scenarios. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Nelson.Bill Gonyo
Russell 111kPacific Ocean, August 19 2005, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) fires her MK 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun during a Pre-Aim Calibration Fire (PACFIRE) in the Pacific Ocean. US Navy Photo.Fred Weiss
Russell 181k050928-N-9643K-001. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 28 2005, USS Russell (DDG 59) Commanding Officer Cmdr. James W. Kilby stands in front of his ship, after returning from a two-month deployment participating in the Alaska Shield/Northern Edge 2005 Homeland Defense/Homeland Security and Military Support for Civil Authority training exercise. Kilby has been selected to receive the Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale award for inspirational leadership. The fleet award was established in honor of Stockdale, whose distinguished naval career symbolized the highest standards of excellence in both personal example and leadership. Stockdale was a Medal of Honor recipient, former Vietnam prisoner of war, naval aviator and test pilot. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Joe Kane.Bill Gonyo
Russell 86k060309-N-9643K-001. Pearl Harbor, March 9 2006, the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) departs Pearl Harbor for a scheduled six-month deployment. Russell joins the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike group on deployment in the support of maritime security operations (MSO) and the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Joe Kane.Bill Gonyo
Russell 75kUnderway replenishment March 14 2006.Shawn Ward
Russell 55kUnderway replenishment March 14 2006.Shawn Ward
Russell 117kUnderway replenishment March 14 2006.Shawn Ward
Russell 163kUnderway replenishment March 14 2006.Shawn Ward
Russell 130kUnderway replenishment March 14 2006.Shawn Ward
Russell 143k060622-N-4166B-035. Philippine Sea, June 22 2006, Gas Turbine Technician Mechanical Fireman John C. Triesch monitor the main engine room propulsion systems aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59). Russell and the Abraham Lincoln Strike group are currently participating in Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jordon R. Beesley.Bill Gonyo
Russell 168k060622-N-4166B-046. Philippine Sea, June 22 2006, Gas Turbine Technician Mechanical 1st Class Phil Berry conducts a routine check on one of four LM-2500 gas turbine engines used for propulsion aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59). Russell and the Abraham Lincoln Strike group are currently participating in Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jordon R. Beesley.Bill Gonyo
Russell 151k060803-N-6106R-015. Pacific Ocean, August 3 2006, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), as seen from the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), while transiting heavy seas during a close steaming exercise. Russell is attached to the 7th fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen W. Rowe.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 127kFreemantle, Western Australia, August 17 2006.Graeme Fuller
Russell 142k060905-N-4965F-001. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 5 2006, sailors man the rails aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) as she returns to her homeport, following a six-month deployment. Russell departed in March as part of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group in support of the war on terror and later joined USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group before returning to its homeport of Pearl Harbor. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 186k060905-N-4965F-003. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 5 2006, a Polynesian dancer welcomes home the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) as she returns to her homeport, following a six-month deployment. Russell departed in March as part of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group in support of the war on terror and later joined USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group before returning to its homeport of Pearl Harbor. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 54k061207-N-4965F-009, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7 2006, sailors assigned to the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) render honors to the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor survivors as they perform a Pass-in-Review during a joint U.S. Navy/National Park Service ceremony commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. More than 1,500 Pearl Harbor survivors, their families and friends from around the nation joined more than 2,000 distinguished guests and the general public for the annual observance. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Tony Cowart
Russell 47k061207-N-0879R-006, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7 2006, President of the National Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mal Middlesworth, salutes as the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) conducts a pass-in-review during a joint U.S. Navy/National Park Service ceremony commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush.Tony Cowart
Russell 89k061220-N-4965F-006, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 20 2006, holiday lights shine from Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) as she sits moored pier side Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Ships currently moored in Pearl Harbor will participate in the 2006 Holiday Light Judging Competition. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist James E. Foehl.Tony Cowart
Russell 176k070203-N-4965F-002. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, February 3 2007, Commanding Officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) Cmdr. Brad Cooper answers questions for local media on the pier of Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Under the Navy's Fleet Response Plan (FRP), Russell will deploy with Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group to the western Pacific in support of U.S. commitments in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 146k070203-N-4965F-014. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, February 3 2007, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) man the rails prior to getting underway. Under the Navy's Fleet Response Plan (FRP), Russell is deploying with the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group to the western Pacific in support of U.S. commitments in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 148k070203-N-4965F-018. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, February 3 2007, sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) man the rails as the ship gets underway from Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Under the Navy's Fleet Response Plan (FRP), Russell is deploying with the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group to the western Pacific in support of U.S. commitments in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 70kA wave breaks over the bow of the destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) as it plows through the South Pacific Ocean on February 9 2007. The Russell is on deployment as part of the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group which is supporting U.S. military operations in the Western Pacific. DoD photo by Chief Petty Officer Spike Call, U.S. Navy, ID# 070209-N-5961C-007.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 115k070303-N-0275W-006. The guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) transits the South Pacific Ocean while on deployment as part of the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group March 3, 2007. The Ronald Reagan carrier Strike Group is under way in support of operations in the e Western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Information System Technician Richard J. White.Bill Gonyo
Russell 157kJapan Maritime Self-Defense Force Mitsubishi SH-60J Seahawk helicopter from JS Haruna (DDH-141) lands onboard USS Russell (DDG-59), 17 March 2007. Russell is part of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) Carrier Strike Group, and is participating in a three-day passing exercise with JMSDF forces. U.S. Navy photo by Gas Turbine System Technician Fireman Derek Webster. VIRIN: 070317-N-6729W-444.Robert Hurst
Russell 145k070407-N-4856G-024. Pearl Harbor, April 7 2007, a sailor stands ready to receive the lines from the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) as the ship returns to Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from a three-month deployment. Russell deployed with the Ronald Regan Carrier Strike Group to the western Pacific in support of U.S. commitments in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ben A. Gonzales.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 139k070407-N-4856G-031. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, April 7 2007, a Sailor stands ready to receive the lines from the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) as she returns to Naval Station Pearl Harbor from a three-month deployment. Russell deployed with the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group to the western Pacific in support of U.S. commitments in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ben A. Gonzales.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 74k071222-N-1008D-009. Pearl Harbor, HI, December 22 2007, guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) celebrates the Christmas season with a brilliant illumination of Christmas lights for which the ship placed first in the annual holiday light decorating contest, held by the Pearl Harbor Naval Base. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Theresa Donnelly.Joe Gall
Russell 140kPearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 24 2007, the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) displays a brilliant spectacle of holiday lights. The ship won first place during the Pearl Harbor Naval Bases holiday lights decorating contest. The ship has placed first for the last three years. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Theresa Donnelly, ID# 071224-N-1008D-004.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 224k080114-N-5476H-046. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, January 14 2008, sailors stand in ranks during a change of command ceremony on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), in which Cmdr. Jeffery Weston relieved Cmdr. Brad Cooper as Russell's commanding officer. The Russell is underway off the coast of Oahu, with Diamond Head in the background. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Hight.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 150k080221-F-6655M-090. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, February 21 2008, Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Robert M. Gates receives a tour of the engineering room of the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) by Lt. Courtney Minetree, chief engineer, while aboard the ship in Pearl Harbor. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison Bill Gonyo
Russell 209k080221-F-6655M-017. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, February 21 2008, sailors and officers salute Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, as he comes up the brow to the quarterdeck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59). U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 150k080221-F-6655M-102. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, February 21 2008, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates walks along the deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59). U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 228k080221-F-6655M-085. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 21 February 2008, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates tours the enlisted mess deck with Cmdr. Jeffrey Weston, commanding officer of USS Russell (DDG 59). U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 165k080221-F-6655M-032. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, February 21 2008, sideboys salute as Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates commences his departure from the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59). U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 203k080221-F-6655M-118. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, February 21 2008, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates departing via the gangway of the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), following his tour of the ship. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 192k080221-F-6655M-163. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, February 21 2008, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates addresses members of the press after touring the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59). U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 70k080318-N-9758L-062. Pacific Ocean, March 18 2008, Culinary Specialist 1st Class Derrick Thompson prepares a sweet potato glaze for the evening meal in the enlisted galley aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59). Russell recently completed training for an upcoming deployment as part of a Carrier Strike Group deployed with the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron.Bill Gonyo
Russell 246kU.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jose Ramos removes loose strands of metal while churning a used gun shell with a lathe in the machinery repair shop aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell, March 18, 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron.Bill Gonyo
Russell 139k080318-N-9758L-157. Pacific Ocean, March 18 2008, Quartermaster 3rd Class Arthur Baines plots a course on the bridge aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) as the ship returns to homeport at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Russell recently completed training for an upcoming deployment as part of a Carrier Strike Group deployed with the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron.Bill Gonyo
Russell 108k080324-N-9758L-176. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, March 24 2008, the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) departs to join the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group. The strike group is deploying in support of the global war on terrorism in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron.Robert M. Cieri/Bill Gonyo
Russell 99k080324-N-0879R-011. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, March 24 2008, the Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) departs to join the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG-9). The strike group is deploying in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 130k080324-N-0879R-010. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, March 24 2008, the Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) departs to join the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG-9). The strike group is deploying to support the global war on terrorism . U.S Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 91k080415-N-7981E-762. April 15 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) underway near Singapore. The Russell and other ships assigned to Carrier Strike Group Nine are on a scheduled seven-month deployment to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 212k080608-N-XXX0-003. Gulf of Aden, June 8 2008, Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Nicholas Mason, one of USS Russell's (DDG 59) stretcher bearers takes vital signs while Russell's First Lieutenant, Ensign Melanie Chambers and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Matthew Thompson look on. Ensign Lisa Bydairk, Russell's Communications Officer, records the vital signs for a Somali patient brought aboard Russell. Russell responded to a vessel in distress between Bassasso, Somalia and the Yemeni coast in the Gulf of Aden June 8. The 45-foot small boat experienced serious engine problems leaving it unable to operate at sea and had been adrift for two days. Seven personnel were transferred to Russell and treated for severe dehydration and malnutrition. Russell, deployed as a part of the USS Abraham Lincoln strike Group, is operating as a part of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150). CTF 150 conducts maritime Security Operations (MSO) Between the Gulf of Aden and the Gulf of Oman in the Arabian Sea MSO help develop security in the maritime environment. From security arises stability that results in global economic prosperity. MSO complements the counter terrorism and security efforts of regional nations and seek to disrupt violent extremists’ use of the maritime environment as a venue for attack of to transport personnel, weapons or other material.Bill Gonyo
Russell 180k080812-N-8273J-088. Manama, Bahrain, August 12 2008, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead boards the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) to visit with Sailors and conduct an all hands call. Roughead, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. traveled throughout the Central Command Area of Operation to visit Sailors, thank them for their contributions and hear their thoughts firsthand. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 126k080812-N-8273J-168. Manama, Bahrain, August 12 2008, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead speaks to Sailors during an all hands call aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59). Roughead, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. traveled throughout the Central Command Area of Operation to visit Sailors, thank them for their contributions and hear their thoughts firsthand. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 185k080905-N-9898L-019. Indian Ocean, September 5 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), foreground, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Curts (FFG 38) take part in a photo exercise alongside the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Geoffrey Lewis.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 154k080905-N-9079D-522. Indian Ocean, September 5 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) transits the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Abraham Lincoln Strike Group. The strike group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ronald A. Dallatorre.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 87k080905-N-9079D-409. Indian Ocean, September 5 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Russell (DDG 59) leads USS Momsen (DDG 92), the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Curts (FFG 38) alongside the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ronald A. Dallatorre.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 159k080905-N-8593M-057. Indian Ocean, September 5 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), foreground, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92), the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Curts (FFG 38) take part in a photo exercise alongside the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael K. McNabb.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 120k080905-N-7981E-311. Indian Ocean, September 5 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) transits the Indian Ocean as part of the Abraham Lincoln Strike Group. The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 162k081001-N-9758L-083. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, October 1 2008, sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) man the rails as the ship makes her way pierside to Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Russell returned to homeport after a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean supporting the global war on terrorism as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 130k081001-N-9758L-065. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, October 1 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) passes the Battleship Missouri Memorial as the ship makes her way pier side to Naval Station (NAVSTA) Pearl Harbor. Russell returned to its homeport of NAVSTA Pearl Harbor after a six-month deployment to the western Pacific supporting the Global War on Terrorism as part of the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 148k081001-N-9758L-096. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, October 1 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) is nudged to pier side at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Russell returned to her homeport of NAVSTA Pearl Harbor after a six-month deployment to the western Pacific supporting the Global War on Terrorism as part of the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 184k081124-N-5476H-008. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, November 24 2008, Adm. Robert F. Willard, left, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Cmdr. Jeff Weston, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) and Rear Adm. Dixon R. Smith, commander, Navy Region Hawaii, greet his majesty Bolkiah Hassanal, Sultan of Brunei, on the quarterdeck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59). Hassanal is visiting various military installations throughout Hawaii to enhance mutual interest in maritime security and stability and build upon mutual trust and understanding. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Hight.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 148k081218-N-5476H-047. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 18 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) displays a spectacle of holiday lights during the 2008 Afloat Holiday Lighting Contest on board Naval Station Pearl Harbor Dec. 18, 2008. Hawaii area commanders toured the harbor and judged ships based on best lighting scheme, most creative display and energy conservation. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Hight.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 161k090115-N-9758L-620. Pacific Ocean, January 15 2009, guided-missile destroyers USS Hopper (DDG 70), USS Russell (DDG 59) and USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) sail in formation during the Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Surface Combatant Group Sail. The group sail supports the Pacific Fleet MIDPAC Surface Combatant Operational Employment program, which calls for nine of the 11 Hawaii-based surface combatants to focus on the western Pacific Ocean by conducting intermediate and advanced training and regular deployments in the western Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael A. Lantron.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 149kJakarta, Indonesia, August 25 2009, Damage Controlman 3rd Class Derek Holder instructs an Indonesian Sailor about room clearing tactics during Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) training aboard USS Russell (DDG 59). Sailors from USS Crommelin (FFG 37) and Russell are working with Indonesian Sailors from Western Fleet Command during Cooperation and Readiness Afloat Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2009. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Lily Daniels.Bill Gonyo
Russell 164k090825-N-506D-208. Jakarta, August 25 2009, Lt. Stephen Henz, chief engineer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), answers questions about the ship's 5-inch gun mount during a ship tour for students of Nural Falah Elementary School in Jakarta, Indonesia. The students were invited to tour the ship after their school received a community relations visit and gifts of sporting goods, from the Russell's Sailors earlier that morning. Sailors from USS Crommelin (FFG 37) and Russell are in Jakarta working with Indonesian sailors from Western Fleet Command during the Indonesian phase of Cooperation and Readiness Afloat Training (CARAT) exercise. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lily Daniels.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 105k091026-N-3666S-049. Pearl Harbor, October 26 2009, sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) man the rails as they arrive at Naval Station Pearl Harbor after three-month deployment in the western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Robert Stirrup.Robert M. Cieri/Bill Gonyo
Russell 159k100723-N-3283P-054. Sendai, Japan, July 23 2010, Cmdr. Rodney Patton, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), greets a member of the Japan-America Society during a welcome ceremony at Takamatsu Pier. Russell is serving in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility and is visiting Sendai as part of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the United States-Japan Mutual Treaty of Cooperation and Security. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Pineiro.Bill Gonyo
Russell 136k100806-N-3666S-037. Pearl Harbor, August 6 2010, the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) arrives in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a scheduled seven-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. While on deployment, Russell conducted operations in conjunction with coalition partners deployed to the Middle East, and with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Stirrup.Bill Gonyo
Russell 191k101116-N-3666S-026. Pacific Ocean, November 16 2010, an SH-60 Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Squadron Light (HSL) 37 takes off from the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), during Exercise Koa Kai 11-1 off the coast of Hawaii. Koa Kai encompassed Hawaii-based surface, submarine and aviation assets, and other commands within the Hawaii region. US Navy photo by MC2 Robert Stirrup.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 171k101117-N-3666S-118. Oahu, HI, November 17 2010, the guided-missile destroyers USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), foreground, and USS Russell (DDG 59), background, and the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200), center, sail in formation, during exercise Koa Kai off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii. Koa Kai is the primary integrated training event for mid-Pacific surface combatant units and encompasses Hawaii-based surface, submarine and aviation assets and other commands within the region. US Navy photo by MC2 Robert Stirrup.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 169k110405-N-WP746-085. Pearl Harbor, HI, April 5 2011, the guided-missile destroyers USS Chafee (DDG 90), foreground, and USS Russell (DDG 59) steam in formation in the Pacific Ocean near the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Hawaii-based surface ships and other combatant units were participating in Koa Kai 11-2, an integrated training event with the goal of attaining deployment certification and training. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico.Robert M. Cieri
Russell 151k130103-N-XD424-001. Pearl Harbor, January 3 2013, the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the last time from its homeport in Hawaii. The crew is scheduled to swap hulls with the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) in San Diego in late January. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dustin W. Sisco.Ron Reeves
Russell 134k130103-N-RI884-059. Pearl Harbor, January 3 2013, the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) passes by the USS Arizona Memorial as the ship departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the last time while homeported in Hawaii. The crew is scheduled to swap hulls with the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97), homeported in San Diego, in late January. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker.Ron Reeves
Russell 111k160214-N-CJ186-187. Arabian Gulf, February 14 2016, a ridged hull inflatable boat, launched from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), participates in a monthly Iraqi bilateral exercise. The Iraqi bilateral is a monthly exercise with U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and the Iraqi navy. The U.S. participates in bilateral exercises with partner nations in order to build and strengthen solid partnerships throughout the region. Commander, Task Force 55 controls surface forces including U.S. Navy coastal patrol craft and U.S Coast Guard patrols boats in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee.Ron Reeves
Russell 148k160410-N-DX349-043. Coronado, California, April 10 2016, the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) returns to her homeport of San Diego after completing a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet area of responsibility. The ship and crew operated independently and with two separate carrier strike groups to conduct maritime operations and promote U.S. and partner-nation presence. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Phil Ladouceur.Ron Reeves
Russell 59kShips patch.Steven A. Cardali
Russell 39kShips patch.Mike Smolinski

USS RUSSELL DDG-59 History
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This ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Peter Hasten Daly    May 20 1995 - Oct 26 1996 (Later RADM)
CDR Scott Timothy Anhalt    Oct 26 1996 - Jun 15 1998
CDR Edward Morris Boorda    Jun 15 1998 - Nov 8 1999
CDR Robert William Winsor Jr.    Nov 8 1999 - Jun 21 2001
CDR Enrique Franco (Hank) Miranda    Jun 21 2001 - Mar 13 2003
CDR William Anselm Kearns III    Mar 13 2003 - Aug 26 2004
CDR James Wells Kilby    Aug 26 2004 - Aug 19 2006 (Later RADM)
CDR Charles Bradford (Brad) Cooper II    Aug 19 2006 - Jan 14 2008
CDR Jeffrey David Weston    Jan 14 2008 - Jul 10 2009
CDR Rodney M. Patton    Jul 10 2009 - Apr 11 2011
CDR Joseph Carrigan    Apr 11 2011 - Oct 19 2012
CDR Gary L. Cave    Oct 19 2012 - Jan 25 2013 (hull swap with DDG-97)
CDR Michael L. Weeldreyer    Jan 25 2013 - Mar 22 2013
CDR Antoinette Marie (Ann) McCann    Mar 22 2013 - Jan 24 2014
CDR James William Harney    Jan 24 2014 - Jun 11 2015
CDR Gill McCarthy    Jun 11 2015 - Oct 12 2016
CDR Richard Alan Robbins Jr.    Oct 12 2016 - present 


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