Saturday, June 4, 2011

USS Reuben James (FFG 57)

The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) passes the Battleship Missouri Memorial as she makes her way pier side at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Reuben James is returning from a six-month western Pacific deployment supporting the global war on terrorism. Armed with six MK-46 torpedoes, one 76 mm MK 75 rapid-fire gun and one Phalanx close-in weapons system, frigates fulfill a protection of shipping mission as anti-submarine warfare combatants for amphibious expeditionary forces, underway replenishment groups and merchant convoys. (Photo: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl)

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