USS Lake Erie Calls at Osaka, Japan

USS LAKE ERIE

Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser of the U.S. Navy USS Lake Erie (CG 70) arrived in Osaka, Japan for a scheduled port visit on April 10.

 

The visit is designed to strengthen maritime partnerships with Japan and to enhance community relations with the city of Osaka.

“This isn’t just a port visit for Lake Erie, it’s a reflection of our commitment to a bilateral union between the U.S. and Japan,” said Capt. John Banigan, Lake Erie’s commanding officer.

While in Osaka Sailors will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of community service projects and tours.

Lake Erie is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.


USS LAKE ERIE SPECIFICATIONS
Length 173 m
Beam 16.8 m
Draft 10.2 m
Displacement 9,600 long tons
Speed 32.5 knots
Complement 33 officers, 27 Chief Petty Officers, and approx. 340 enlisted
Status active

Press Release, April 14, 2014, Image: Wikimedia

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