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USS Forrest Sherman
The Arleigh Burke class of destroyers are the backbone of the United States navy's fleet defence. The USS Forrest Sherman was photographed off Chebucto Head as it was leaving Halifax harbour to participate in NATO Exercise Cutlass Fury.
USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98)
She is named for Admiral Forrest Percival Sherman.
Built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Forrest Sherman was launched on 2 October 2004. Admiral Sherman's daughter, Ann Sherman Fitzpatrick, is the ship's sponsor.
She departed Norfolk for her maiden deployment in July 2007, visiting various nations around the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. In August 2007, while the ship was visiting Sevastopol to conduct drills with the Ukrainian Navy, a 1,100 pounds (500 kg) naval mine from the Second World War was discovered 500 yards from the vessel. The mine was secured before it could damage the ship. Also during that visit, she became the first US Navy ship to land a Ukrainian Navy helicopter. She also conducted Reliant Mermaid 2007 with the Turkish and Israeli Navies.
Keywords: USS Forrest Sherman , Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, Canada, Chebucto Head, Cutlass Fury, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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