Originally Posted by Surrey
There most have been a skirmish with some Iranian speed boats in the last few years or so. Also wasn't there a destroyer damaged by Al Qaeda?
Yes, the Cole, and it's still in commission. Probably a careful wording ("that's terrorism, not surface combat") will exclude that from being the embarrassing one actual warship(1) still in commission to have seen an enemy attack.
As to the Iranian small fry, I think warning shots are regularly fired, but I don't remember recent actual combat. If we go back to the times when Iranian gunboats were actually sunk, I think we'll find the US warships involved have been decommissioned.
(1) I visited the Constitution, I liked the visit, and I'm very glad it still exists and that the US Navy keeps it officially in commission - but it's a floating museum, not an actual warship, obviously.