USS Farragut visited Gdynia from April 27 to 29 to support maritime security operations in support of U.S. national security interests in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. It departed its homeport of Mayport, Florida, April 11, 2018.
During his visit, USS Farragut Commander Casey Baker stated the visit strengthens U.S.-Poland military collaboration and recognized that this year marks the centennial of the United States’ role in Poland regaining independence. Polish Commander Wlodzimierz Kulagin of the 3rd Fleet noted the Farragut’s visit offers a great opportunity to discuss future cooperation.
The USS Farragut is currently deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. With USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as the flagship, deployed strike group units include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1; as well as Sachsen-class German Frigate FGS Hessen (F221). Commissioned on 10 June 2006, USS FARRAGUT is named in honor of the US Navy’s first Admiral, David Glasgow Farragut, and is the 5th ship to bear his name.
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.