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USS Stout returns to Naval Station Norfolk after record-breaking 215-day deployment

The Stout returned to Naval Station Norfolk following a record-breaking 215 days at sea.

NORFOLK, Va. — A record-long deployment of more than 200 days came to an end Monday for the USS Stout (DDG-55) and its crew.

The Stout returned to Naval Station Norfolk following a record-breaking 215 days at sea. That's almost seven months.

The Stout was tasked with International Maritime Security.

"On Sept. 26, Stout reached 208 days consecutively at sea, surpassing the Navy’s known record previously held by Ike and USS San Jacinto (CG 56) as a result of the coronavirus and operational requirements," the Navy's website said.

While at sea, the Stout had what the Navy calls a "rest and reset" period to give the crew time to relax.