USS Stout (DDG-55) is the fifth Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. Named in honor of Rear Admiral Franklin Stout (1903-1987).


In September 1942, Commander Stout became Commissioning Commanding Officer of the destroyer USS CLAXTON (DD 571) in the Solomon Islands during World War II, he was awarded two Navy Crosses. As Commander, Task Group 95.6, operating in the Korean conflict (1952) he was awarded the Silver Star Medal.