USS Truxtun Waves Goodbye to Villefranche, France

Guided missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departed the southern French port of Villefranche following a routine port visit to Villefranche, France, Nov. 4.

While in port, Truxtun sailors participated in a variety of recreational activities.

Truxtun’s Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Drew Bates, said:

The port visit was an outstanding opportunity for our Sailors and a chance for them to experience the culture of our oldest ally.

Truxtun, homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, which is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th fleet area of operations in support of national security interests in Europe.

Press release, Image: US Navy

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One thought on “USS Truxtun Waves Goodbye to Villefranche, France”

  1. From 1964-1967 Villefranche Sur Mer was homeport for the sixth fleet Flagship
    USS Springfield CLG 7. Of all the ports in the “Med” this was my favorate. Going by the “Cosmo Bar” the street would go up hill, crossing streets going the other way. “We” named each street as follows..O1 level–O2 level–O3 level. This made it easy for a sailor to say where he had been after a night on the “Beach” when he slurred his words.
    Well..that was 50 years ago and I am sure many places have changed. The mooring buoy caught my eye right off. The old one was lower and flat and painted. The mooring detail always had a hell of a time when the buoy was covered with Sea Gull Poop.
    Bob BM 2

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