Image of the Day: USS Nitze Transits the Suez Canal

Image of the Day USS Nitze Transits the Suez Canal

Quartermaster Seaman Dalton Whitworth, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), stands watch on the bridge wing as the ship transits the Suez Canal.


Nitze is conducting operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Africa.

USS Nitze (DDG-94) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. She is the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for Paul Nitze, who served as Secretary of the Navy under president Lyndon B. Johnson and as chief arms control adviser in the administration of president Ronald Reagan.

Naval Today Staff, July 02, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Maddelin Angebrand