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USS Ford Completes Final Underway


EVERETT, Wash. (July 26, 2013) Sailors aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missle frigate USS Ford (FFG 54) man the rails for the final time as the ship pulls into port at Naval Station Everett. Ford completed her final operational underway and is scheduled for decommissioning October 31.

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.

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