The USS Stout and its crew lived up to its name after spending a record-breaking 215 consecutive days at sea after the coronavirus pandemic made it unsafe to pull into ports around the world. The destroyer left Virginia's Naval Station Norfolk in mid-January and finally ended its grueling nine-month deployment when it returned home on October 11, the US Navy said. Along the way, the USS Stout traveled more than 60,000 nautical miles, completing multiple strait and choke point transits as it crossed the Atlantic Ocean while operating in the US 2nd, 5th and 6th fleets carrying out various missions including ensuring the free flow of commerce. Recent pictures of the USS Stout - which was commissioned in 1994 - show the wear and tear toll that being at sea for nearly a full year has taken on the vessel. The USS Stout is show in the main image with its rust stains and other seafaring damage and at inset as it normally looks.