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for the Christening of
USS Sterett (DDG-104)
May 19, 2007
By Peter Hsu
This captivating sketch
depicts the newest Sterett DDG-104 in the foreground steaming in
formation with her three predecessor ships also named after
the early American naval hero Andrew Sterett whose image appears in
the top center. To the left is the first USS Constellation - where
he was gunnery officer. To the right - shown in battle under
sail - is the first USS Enterprise - where he was the commanding officer.
The "three-stacker" DD-27 (middle center) was the first Sterett, the WWI era destroyer that was in service from 1910-1919. On the middle left is the second Sterett: DD-407. Commissioned in 1939, it went on to engage in several key battles throughout WWII. The third Sterett: DLG/CG 31 (middle right) served from 1967 -1994 deployed as a key asset in Vietnam operations and throughout the Far East and later in the Persian Gulf.
This drawing was done by Peter K. Hsu - the respected naval architect and self-taught artist - who focused his great talent on this work presenting the Sterett story .