USS Truxtun DDG-103
Commissioning in Charleston, SC April, 2009
The USS Truxtun (DDG-103) is a part of The Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers. Arleigh Burke is one of the destroyer classes of the United States Navy and is built around the Aegis combat system and the SPY-1D multi-function phased array radar. The Arleigh Burke class ships are the U.S. Navy's only active destroyers and are among the largest and most powerful destroyers ever built, both larger and more heavily armed than many previous cruisers.
“Good discipline is considered by all who know anything of service as the vital part of a ship at war.” -Captain Thomas Truxtun
These photos were taken April, 20, 2009 when the Destroyer USS Truxtun visited Charleston, SC for commissioning.
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Check back often as we will be adding much more on the Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers and the Aegis system. The father of the Aegis system, Retired Rear Admiral Waye E. Meyer, passed away September 1, 2009.
For additional information, visit the Truxtun's Official web site.