Tuesday, April 29, 2008

USS Fort McHenry Heading Home

A tug boat comes along side the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) as it prepares to leave Naval Station Rota for its homeport of Norfolk, Va., after a six-month deployment to the coast of west and central Africa as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS). APS is a U.S. Naval Forces Europe-led initiative, executed by a multi-national staff aboard the high-speed vessel (HSV) 2 Swift and Fort McHenry designed to contribute to maritime security and safety in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Clowney (Released)