USS Essex Moors in Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong

The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) anchored in Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong, for a scheduled port visit June 5.

More than 3,000 Sailors and Marines embarked on Essex will represent the U.S. Navy as ambassadors, as they create friendships and goodwill with the people of Hong Kong.

USS Essex is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), which consists of Essex, USS Rushmore (LSD 47), USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and their embarked complement of Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU).

Image: US Navy

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