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USS Truxtun (DDG-103) is the 6th warship in a line of proud vessels in the U.S. Navy to bear its name, with the first one being commissioned in 1842.  Its keel was laid on April 11, 2005 in Pascagoula Mississippi, and was launched on April 17, 2007.  During its christening ceremony, Thomas Truxtun's descendants were present and served as its sponsors on June 2, 2007.

In 2011, Truxtun completed a seven month deployment to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, protecting American interests in the waterways of the Middle East.

In 2012, the ship was fitted and installed with a Hybrid Electric Drive (HED), allowing an electric motor to propel the ship.  To this day, Truxtun is the only ship in the fleet fitted with such motor. Truxtun was also selected as the cast ship for the movie, Captain Phillips, reenacting the story of when Navy Seals rescued the captain of the Maersk Alabama hijacking.

Truxtun completed another deployment in 2014, which saw the warship sail to the Mediterranean and Black sea and conduct naval exercises with the Bulgarian and Romanian navy. The ship once again crossed the Suez Canal and conducted maritime operations in the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman before returning to homeport in 2014.

Truxtun was additionally deployed to the Middle East in 2017, 2020, and 2023, partaking in joint NATO exercise Saxon Warrior and continuously supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act   |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |  FVAP  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us   |  988 Helpline
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