USS Elrod Heads to Mediterranean

first_img View post tag: heads Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Elrod Heads to Mediterranean View post tag: Defence January 15, 2014 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defense View post tag: Elrod View post tag: Navy View post tag: Mediterranean View post tag: USS Share this article USS ELROD FFG 55The US Navy frigate USS Elrod set sail on a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea yesterday, 14 January.The commanding officer of the ship, Cmdr. Brad Stallings, said that the ship will conduct several exercises with African nations and security operations during the deployment.This is 11th deployment for USS Elrod since her commissioning. She completed three deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, five to the Persian Gulf, one to the Adriatic Sea, and one to the Caribbean Sea.The ship belongs to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates, which were designed in US in the 1970s with general purpose to escort vessels. These ships were produced in 136- meter long and 138- meter long variants.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 15, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: Naval USS Elrod Heads to Mediterraneanlast_img read more