USS Fort McHenry Sails to Baltimore, Maryland
Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) spent three days in Baltimore, Maryland, giving back to the local community during a visit to the ship’s namesake, July 31-Aug. 2.
With USS Fort McHenry preparing for deployment and a homeport change to Mayport, Florida, 12 Sailors volunteered their last weekend in Norfolk, Virginia.
The visit ended with Tattoo, a military ceremony at Fort McHenry reenacting the era when drums signaled “Taps,” the time when local taps were shut off in taverns and troops were required to return to their barracks for the rendering of honors at sunset.
USS Fort McHenry is currently underway in preparation for an upcoming deployment as part of the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Amphibious Ready Group.