The U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) arrived in Bar, Montenegro, on December 6 for a scheduled port visit as part of the U.S.-Montenegro bilateral defense relationship.
During the visit to Montenegro, the Commanding Officer, Commander Alysa L. Ambrose, and members of the ship’s crew met with their Montenegrin Navy counterparts and local officials and citizens of Bar. Commander Ambrose had an official call with the Mayor of Bar, Dr. Zoran Srzentić, and Montenegro’s Navy Commander Captain Darko Vuković.
This port visit continues U.S. 6th Fleet efforts to build U.S.-Montenegrin interoperability as part of a Global Network of Navies to improve maritime safety and security in the region.
The ship is named after U.S. Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr., and is the 57th destroyer in her class. The USS Gravely’s home port is Norfolk, Virginia. Home to a crew of approximately 300 officers and sailors, the Gravely offers most services associated with a small town, including dining, banking, ATM, laundry, postal, barber, two fitness centers, library resources and shopping facilities while maintaining more than 10,000 spare parts.
The U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.