27-03-2015

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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