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Tuesday, August 21, 2018


The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) moored at Naval Station Rota, Spain, prior to beginning its fifth forward-deployed patrol, July 27, 2018. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its fifth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners as well as U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik

GUEST BLOG / By Brian T. Glunt, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class(SW); Navy Office of Community Outreach. Photos in this blog were taken by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik and Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner.

Thanks to the U.S. Navy’s community outreach program, this blog was provided images of a recent voyage of the USS Carney (DDG-64), the 14th Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer as it conducted a regular patrol cruise from the Atlantic via the Mediterranean Sea and into the Black Sea.

Although posted images are not in chronological order, the USS Carney (commissioned in 1996) sailed from Christmas to Summer this year beginning at the U.S. Naval Base in Rota, Spain on the Atlantic.

Images give a brief look at day to day operations aboard one of America’s top naval vessels.

The USS Carney, named after Admiral Robert Carney who served as Chief of Naval Operations during the Eisenhower administration, called on various ports as it made a round trip between Rota and Odessa, Ukraine.
Atlantic Ocean: Leaving Rota, Spain (Cadiz Bridge in background)
Mediterreanean Sea: Arriving Algiers, Algeria

Close up of cadiz bridge Completed in 2015, the The Constitution of 1812 Bridge, also known as La Pepa Bridge, across the Bay of Cadiz, links the city of  Cadiz with Puerto Real in mainland Spain.  U.S. Naval Station Rota is reached by sailing under the new bridge. 

Below: Cmdr. Tyson Young, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), left, Algerian Gen. Sameh Zine-Eddine, commander of Central Maritime Zone, 1st Military Region, center, and John Desrocher, U.S. ambassador to Algeria pose for a photo at a reception aboard the ship in Algiers, Algeria

Above: Leaving Souba Bay, Greece (aka Crete).

Above.  USS Carney (DDG 64) conducts a replenishment-at-sea in the Mediterranean Sea with fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201). 
Below. Fire Controlman 2nd Class Dalton Eiler, right, from San Diego, and Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Jokenzie Broughton man a .50-caliber machine gun.  Lower. Ship fires a Mark 38 25mm machine gun during a live-fire exercise

Above. Transiting the Bosphorus Strait under the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge near Istanbul, Turkey.  Europe left shore; Asia right shore.
Below:  Starlight over the Black Sea

Above. A Ukrainian Navy KA-27 Helix helicopter lands on the flight deck.  Below: USS Carney sailors heave mooring lines as the ship departs Odessa, Ukraine.

Above. A favorite port is Varna, Bulgaria known for its wonderful beaches.  Below: Beyond the Salim bridge and the Bosphorus Strait and into the Aegean Sea.  Lower. Bow spray in the Aegean Sea as the USS Carney heads for Split, Crotia.

Above: Ship approaches Split, Crotia.  Below: City of Split and its magnificent bay. Lower. USS Carney approaches Brindisi, Italy.

Above.  Onward to Alexandria, Egypt. Corniche waterfront. Below. Through the Straits of Gibraltar into the Atlantic and toward round trip end of voyage Rota, Spain.

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