Mount Whitney Returns from Short Black Sea Deployment

The U.S. Sixth Fleet (SIXTHFLT) flagship, USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), and embarked SIXTHFLT and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) staffs, returned to Gaeta, Italy, November 18. The ship departed Gaeta, Oct. 29, to operate alongside NATO allies and partners in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. These routine operations and exercises conducted in international waters highlight NATO’s commitment…

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Multinational Naval Exercise in the Black Sea

Seven military ships of the naval forces from Romania, USA, Turkey and Ukraine participated today in a naval exercise that took place in the international waters of the Black Sea off the Romanian coast. RS Marasesti (F-111), USS Porter destroyer (DDG-78), USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) Amphibian command ship USNS “John Lenthall” (T-AO-189), USS 6th Fleet destroyer, Yavuz (F-240) from Turkey,…

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Commandant Birot Trains With Romanian Navy

May 21, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Monday May 18, after a stopover in the port city of Constanţa in Romania, which is also the base port of the Romanian fleet, the High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commander Birot set sail together with the anchor of mines Vice-Admiral Constantin Balescu . This day at sea was the opportunity to conduct several…

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