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USS Gravely moored in Polish port

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) has arrived in Poland for a one-day visit to the Port of Gdynia, northern Poland.

The ship entered the port yesterday to resupply, said Anna Sech, a spokesperson for the Third Ship Flotilla, a tactical unit of the Polish Navy.

The vessel, moored at the French Quay, is scheduled to leave the Port of Gdynia on Friday.

This is not the first visit of the American missile destroyer to Gdynia. In 2019, she moored at the French Quay and was open to visitors.

USS Gravely is intended to provide assistance to the AEGIS Ticonderoga-class cruisers in anti-aircraft and anti-missile defence.

According to the Military Research and Analysis Team, which publishes military journals, USS Gravely is present in the Baltic Sea as part of the US support for European allies in the face of potential threat from the Russian Federation, in cooperation with Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1).

SNMG1 is one of Nato’s standing naval maritime immediate reaction forces. It consists of four to six destroyers and frigates. Its role is to provide Nato with an immediate operational response capability.


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