By Humphrey Carter
There are more than 300 sailors stationed on board the guided-missile destroyer that is to take part in duties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Palma.—The USS Farragut is part of a carrier strike group headed by the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt which entered the Mediterranean ten days ago.
The Roosevelt heads a carrier strike group that comprises five ships and more than 6,000 sailors and Marines.
The group is on an anticipated eight-month deployment.
It is expected to relieve the USS Carl Vinson strike group, currently conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
However, the USSFarragut has a very close relationship with the Balearics, Minorca in particular.
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is the fifth Navy ship named for Admiral David Farragut, who was born in 1801 to a Minorcan immigrant Jordi (George) Farragut and his wife Elizabeth (née Shine, 1765–1808), of North Carolina Scotch-Irish American descent.
David Glasgow (aka Glascoe)went on to become a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War.
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