Sep 5, 2014
US Navy Destroyer USS Ross enters Black Sea amid tensions
The Ross and the French ship Commandant Birot will be on patrol. The ships are are arriving after the exit of the cruiser Vella Gulf, which began making its way back to its Norfolk, Virginia, home port in late August.
The Vella Gulf spent much of the summer on patrol in the Black Sea. Ross, homeported in Rota, Spain, is on its first ballistic missile defense patrol since its home port shift in June and first deployment since 2010.