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USS TRUXTUN (DDG-103)

CLASS - BURKE Flight IIa As Built.
Displacement 8373 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 509' 5" (oa) x 66' 11" x 20' (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/62 RF, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), 96 VLS Cells,
2 SH-60B helicopters, 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 March 28 2005 at Northrup Grumman.
Christened June 2 2007 at Pascagoula, MS.
Commissioned April 25 2009 at Charleston, SC.
Featured in the 2013 movie Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks. All the DDG interior views were
actually filmed on the USS Truxtun (DDG-103) and many of her crew are seen including the closing Sick Bay scene.
Active unit of the US Navy.

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Truxtun 71kThomas Truxtun 1755-1822, American naval officer, born. near Hempstead, L.I., N.Y. In the American Revolution he won a name as a privateer, seizing many British prizes. Later he was a sea captain in merchant trade until the U.S. navy was organized. In the "near war" with France (1798-1800), he commanded the Constellation and earned an outstanding reputation. He captured the French frigate L'Insurgente (1799) and then later defeated La Vengeance (1800), although he was prevented by a storm from taking the latter ship as a prize. Shortly afterward he retired from the navy.Bill Gonyo
Truxtun 49kArtist's conception of the Truxtun 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
Truxtun 121kUSS Truxtun (DDG-103) is a US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer currently under construction. Her keel was laid down on April 11, 2005. DDG-103 suffered a major electrical fire during construction at NGSS Ingalls, Pascagoula, Mississippi May 20, 2006 engulfing two levels and causing damaged believed to be in the millions of dollars. She was christened on June 2, 2007 at NGSS Ingalls in Pascagoula Mississippi.-
Truxtun 108kThree views of the fire aboard the Truxtun at the Northrup Grumman Pascagoula shipyard on May 20 2006. The Pascagoula Fire Department, in conjunction with the shipbuilding giant's own fire and rescue service, fought the blaze for nearly two hours. The fire began in the electronics area of the ship and was fully involved when Pascagoula firemen arrived.-
Truxtun 166kAs above.-
Truxtun 111kAs above.-
Truxtun 141kA series of photos of the Truxtun under construction at Pascagoula courtesy of Capt. Maylon Truxtun Scott.Theodora Haines, descendant of Capt.Thomas Truxtun USN (1755-1822)
Truxtun 138kAs above.Theodora Haines, descendant of Capt.Thomas Truxtun USN (1755-1822)
Truxtun 113kAs above.Theodora Haines, descendant of Capt.Thomas Truxtun USN (1755-1822)
Truxtun 119kAs above.Theodora Haines, descendant of Capt.Thomas Truxtun USN (1755-1822)
Truxtun 79kShip sponsors Susan Scott Martin, left, and Carol Leigh Roelker, right, raise their commemorative bottles of champagne after breaking them across the bow of the Northrop Grumman-built Truxtun (DDG 103) at the pinnacle of the christening ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss. (Background, l-r), Rear Admiral Charles H. Goddard, Program Executive Officer, Ships and Gene Taylor, U.S. Representative from Mississippi's Fourth District join in the celebratory applause. Photo Courtesy of Northrup Grumman.Bill Gonyo
Truxtun 131kUSS Truxtun Christening, June 2, 2007. Photo courtesy of Tanya Drake, Pascagoula, Mississippi.Bill Gonyo
Truxtun 101kNearing completion at NGSS Pascagoula.Bill Gonyo
Truxtun 80kNearing completion at NGSS Pascagoula.Bill Gonyo
Truxtun 62kAn employee applies paint to the hull of the Northrop Grumman-built Truxtun (DDG 103) during construction.Bill Gonyo
Truxtun 117kUSS Truxtun (DDG 103) moored at Northrop Grumman Shipyard, Ingalls Operations, July 29, 2007, two months after christening. Photo courtesy of Tanya Drake, Pascagoula, Mississippi.Bill Gonyo
Truxtun 136kPascagoula, Miss., September 23 2008, the Northrop Grumman-built Aegis guided missile destroyer Truxtun (DDG 103) successfully completed her builder's sea trials last week. DDG 103, shown here underway in the Gulf of Mexico, is the 25th Aegis destroyer being built by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding - Gulf Coast. Photo courtesy of the Northrop Grumman Corporation.Bill Gonyo
Truxtun 158k090421-N-1522S-009. The Precommissioned Unit Truxtun (DDG-103) makes the final turn before mooring at Wharf Alpha on Naval Weapons Station Charleston, S.C., April 21, 2009, where the ship will be commissioned April 25. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Leah Stiles.Bill Gonyo
Truxtun 137kScenes from the Commissioning at Charleston on April 25 2009.Gerd Matthes
Truxtun 134kAs above.Gerd Matthes
Truxtun 190k090425-N-0426B-286. Charleston, S.C., April 25 2009, the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) mans the rails after bringing the ship to life at the ship's commissioning ceremony. Truxtun, the 53rd Arliegh Burke-class destroyer, was named after Commodore Thomas Truxtun who was selected as one of the Navy's first captains in 1798. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rebekah Blowers.Bill Gonyo
Truxtun 58kLanier Phillips , survivor of a WWII U.S. naval disaster, being honoured for his lifetime achievements at the commissioning of the USS Truxtun April 25, 2009 in Charleston, South Carolina. With him are U.S. Navy Commander Timothy Weber and Newfoundland Mayor Wayde Rowsell. The USS Truxtun (DDG 103) whose predecessor, USS Truxtun (DD-229), met a heroic rescue when it wrecked off the Canadian Atlantic coast during WWII was commissioned Saturday in a ceremony at the Naval Weapons Station in Charleston, South Carolina. Among the attendees were descendants of the crew of the Truxtun (DD-229) and Pollux (AKS-2), both of which ran aground due to a navigational error along the rugged shoreline on the southeastern coast of Newfoundland and Labradorís Burin Peninsula on February 18, 1942. Photo courtesy of The Epoch Times (For educational non-commercial use only).Bill Gonyo
Truxtun 49kThree views of the Truxtun in April 2009 with the Cooper River/Ravenel Bridge in the background.Breezy Cranford
Truxtun 50kAs above.Breezy Cranford
Truxtun 45kAs above.Breezy Cranford
Truxtun 190k131125-N-EI510-007. Atlantic Ocean, November 25 2013, the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) fires her MK38 MOD 2 25mm machine gun at a simulated target. Truxtun is conducting its final pre-deployment evaluation with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group to achieve mission readiness and the ability to work alongside international allies in the execution of the Navy's maritime strategy. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Barnes.Robert M. Cieri
Truxtun 161k131125-N-EI510-004. Atlantic Ocean, November 25 2013, the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) fires her lightweight MK45 5-inch gun at a simulated target. Truxtun is conducting its final pre-deployment evaluation with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group to achieve mission readiness and the ability to work alongside international allies in the execution of the Navy's maritime strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Barnes.Robert M. Cieri
Truxtun 98k131215-N-EI510-147. Atlantic Ocean, December 15 2013, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 lands aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Truxtun is conducting its final pre-deployment evaluation with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group to achieve mission readiness and the ability to work alongside international allies in the execution of the Navy's maritime strategy. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd class Scott Barnes.Robert M. Cieri
Truxtun 95k140215-N-NB538-156. Norfolk, February 15 2014, the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departs Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment. Truxton is part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2 and is deploying in support of maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sabrina Fine.Robert M. Cieri
Truxtun 165k140220-N-WD757-034. Atlantic Ocean, February 20 2014, the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxton (DDG 103), right, fires her 5-inch gun during a live fire exercise with the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and guided-missle destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), not shown, underway in formation. Philippine Sea, Truxton and Arleigh Burke are part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2 and are deployed in support of maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II.Robert M. Cieri
Truxtun 148k140222-N-ZZ999-003. Atlantic Ocean, February 22 2014, the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), the guided-missile destroyers USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) and USS Truxtun (DDG 103), and the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) transit in formation during a photo exercise as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 1st Class Daniel Anderson.Ron Reeves
Truxtun 177k140227-N-AP620-006. Mewditerranean Sea, February 27 2014, the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103), attached to the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, transits the Strait of Gibraltar. Truxtun is on deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Juan David Guerra.Robert M. Cieri
Truxtun 138k140306-N-MO201-151. Souda Bay, Greece, March 6 2014, the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departs the Marathi NATO pier facility following a scheduled port visit to the Greek island of Crete. Truxtun is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley.Ron Reeves
Truxtun 228k140306-N-MO201-155. Sorda Bay, Greece, March 6 2014, the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departs the Marathi NATO pier facility following a scheduled port visit to the Greek island of Crete. Truxtun is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley.Ron Reeves
Truxtun 128k140307-N-EI510-137. Bosphorus Strait, March 7 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) transits the Bosphorus Strait. Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd class Scott Barnes.Ron Reeves
Truxtun 139k140307-N-EI510-115. Bosphorus Strait, March 7 2014, sailors attached to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) work alongside their Romanian counterparts on the ship's bridge. Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd class Scott Barnes.Ron Reeves
Truxtun 106k140307-N-EI510-169. Bosphorus Strait, March 7 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) transits the Bosphorus Strait. Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd class Scott Barnes.Ron Reeves/Robert M. Cieri
Truxtun 171k140308-N-EI510-274. Constanta, Romania, March 8 2014, sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) man the rails as the ship prepares to pull into port. Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H. W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd class Scott Barnes.Robert M. Cieri
Truxtun 176k140323-N-EI510-137. Souda Bay, Greece, March 23 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departs Souda Bay, with USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189) moored at the pier ahead. Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Barnes.Robert M. Cieri
Truxtun 158k140323-N-EI510-117. Souda Bay, Greece, March 23 2014, sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) make preparations to refuel the ship. Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Barnes.Robert M. Cieri
Truxtun 285k140424-N-EI510-041. Red Sea, April 24 2014, Gunner's Mate Seaman Michaela Barbagelata, from Miami, fires a MK 38 MOD 2 25 mm machine during a live-fire exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Barnes.Ron Reeves
Truxtun 169k140608-N-EI510-009. Gulf of Oman, June 8 2014, an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 takes off from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Barnes.Ron Reeves
Truxtun 118k140626-N-EI510-096. Arabian Gulf, June 26 2014, Damage Controlman Fireman Cody Osgood, from Farmland, Ind., instructs Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy in hose handling aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Barnes.Ron Reeves
Truxtun 154k141101-N-EI510-106. Villefranche, France, November 1 2014, sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) moor the ship to a buoy during a scheduled port visit to Villefranche, France. Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Barnes.Ron Reeves
Truxtun 155k141106-N-AP620-011. Strait of Gibraltar, November 6 2014 the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), left, the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103), center, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), right, transit the Strait of Gibraltar. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Juan D. Guerra.Ron Reeves
Truxtun 204kAs above.Wolfgang Hechler
Truxtun 126k141115-N-AZ301-101. Norfolk, November 15 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) returns to homeport following a nine-month deployment as part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2 in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Jessica Kellogg.Ron Reeves
Truxtun 79kShips patch.Mike Smolinski

USS TRUXTUN DDG-103 History
Note: History is unavailable at this time
This ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Timothy R. Weber    Apr 25 2009 - Feb 17 2010
CAPT Jeffrey Scott Wolstenholme    Feb 17 2010 - Mar 12 2010 (Acting)
CDR John Harlan Ferguson    Mar 12 2010 - Aug 9 2012
CDR Andrew Moulton Biehn    Aug 9 2012 - Apr 22 2014
CDR Andrew D. Bates    Apr 22 2014 - present

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Truxtun (DDG-103) website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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