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USS Donald Cook (DDG 75)

USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the United States Navy.

Named for Donald Cook, a Vietnam War prisoner of war who died in captivity, the destroyer was commissioned in 1998. It was one of the first U.S. warships to come to the aid of the USS Cole after it was damaged by suicide bombers on 12 October 2000. In 2003, the ship fired Tomahawk missiles during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Donald Cook was featured in the "Super Fast Warship" episode of Build It Bigger.

On 16 February 2012, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Donald Cook will be one of four ships to be homeported in Rota, Spain.

On 24 February 2012, Donald Cook was awarded the 2011 Battle Efficiency "E" award.

 

Info taken from:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Donald_Cook_(DDG-75)

 

Spotted today at Funchal, Madeira island.

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Taken on February 7, 2014