Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) departed Hakodate, May 20, after a port visit to commemorate the 160th Anniversary of Commodore Matthew C. Perry’s visit in 1854.
On the last day of Shiloh’s visit, Commanding Officer, Capt. Kurush F. Morris participated in two wreath laying ceremonies – one to honor two fallen Sailors from Commodore Perry’s ship, and another at Commodore Perry Square.
After respects were paid, the ceremony concluded with a blast from a ceremonial cannon.
As the Shiloh cleared Hakodate Bay, Sailors and Midshipmen manned the rails to render honors as they passed the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Suzunami (DD 114).
Shiloh is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operation supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
Press Release, May 22, 2014; Image: US Navy