USS Ross Waves Goodbye to Istanbul, Turkey
US Navy’s USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Istanbul, Turkey on schedule, and continued its deployment within the U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet area of operations Nov. 13, 2014.
Prior to the port visit, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer had operated in the Black Sea with the Romanian navy. The bilateral engagement was aimed at improving maritime readiness and capability, and reaffirmed the United States commitment to promote peace and stability with our allies and partners in the Black Sea region.
Ross, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.
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