USS Sterett (DDG 104): captures yacht pirates

Hostages were killed on their Davidson 58 Pilot House Sloop with a 500-foot USN destroyer nearby
Americans, Jean and Scott Adam, from Southern California, and Phyllis Mackay and Robert A. Riggle, from Seattle, were sailing on SV Quest for the tiny nation of Djibouti to refuel when they were hijacked several hundred miles off the coast of Oman

USS Sterett (DDG 104)
USS STERETT is one of the ARLEIGH BURKE Flight IIA guided missile destroyers and the fourth ship in the Navy to bear the name.
General Characteristics: Awarded: September 13, 2002
Keel laid: November 17, 2005
Launched: May 20, 2007
Commissioned: June 26, 2008
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
Propulsion system: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines
Propellers: two
Length: 508,5 feet (155 meters)
Beam: 67 feet (20.4 meters)
Draft: 30,5 feet (9.3 meters)
Displacement: approx. 9,200 tons full load
Speed: 32 knots
Aircraft: two SH-60 (LAMPS 3) helicopters
Armament: one Mk-45 5"/62 caliber lightweight gun, two Mk-41 VLS for Standard missiles and Tomahawk ASM/LAM, two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, two Mk-32 triple torpedo tubes for Mk-50 and Mk-46 torpedoes
Homeport: San Diego, Calif.
Crew: approx. 380

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