EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) — The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Ford completed her last operational underway July 26, returning to her homeport at Naval Station Everett (NSE). The five-day underway saw the Ford participate in a Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) -directed torpedo testing exercise and the final offload of ammunition at Naval Magazine Indian Island (NMII).
“It’s an honor to be selected for this tasking, “said Lt. j.g. Katherine Rovinski, anti-submarine warfare officer. “It’s nice to know that Ford’s contributions to the Navy will carry on well past her final days.
The ammunition offload saw more than 125,000 rounds of munitions removed from the ship.