Four Ships Named Sterett
Just as the sun was setting on a balmy August Saturday evening in Baltimore, Sailors at the stern of the guided-missile destroyer Sterett (DDG-104) raised the American flag to signify her status as a newly commissioned ship of the U.S. Navy. The ceremony evoked the Maryland city's past contributions to naval history. Moored just ahead of the new gleaming gray warship was the Constellation , a wooden-hulled sailing ship from the 19th century. For decades she has been a centerpiece of the city's tribute to the American naval past.