Russia is keeping a close eye on two US Navy destroyers in the Baltic Sea


According to information published by Tass on March 9, 2022, Russian Baltic Fleet forces are keeping a close watch on the US destroyers USS Donald Cook and USS Forrest Sherman that entered the Baltic Sea.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (Picture source: Tass)


USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in the United States Navy named for Medal of Honor recipient Donald Cook, a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps.

This ship is the 25th destroyer of her class and the 14th of the class to be built at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Construction began on 9 July 1996, she was launched and christened on 3 May 1997, and on 4 December 1998 she was commissioned at Penn's Landing Pier in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in the United States Navy and is the second US Navy ship to bear the name. She is part of Destroyer Squadron 28.

The Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers (DDGs) is a United States Navy class of destroyer built around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D multifunction passive electronically scanned array radar.

With an overall length of 505 to 509.5 feet (153.9 to 155.3 m), displacement ranging from 8,230 to 9,700 tons, and weaponry including over 90 missiles, the Arleigh Burke-class are larger and more heavily armed than most previous ships classified as guided missile cruisers.


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