The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke recently arrived in Larnaca, Cyprus for a regularly scheduled port visit.

The Arleigh Burke began its fourth Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Europe patrol on Nov. 6th, 2023.

Throughout the patrol it has supported both Carrier Strike Group Twelve and the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group.

While in Cyprus, the Arleigh Burke has the opportunity to welcome guests including Commodore Minas Solomonides, Head of the Republic of Cyprus Navy, Julie Fisher, American Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, Vice Admiral Thomas E. Ishee, Commander, SIXTH Fleet, and Rear Admiral Calvin M. Foster, Director of the Maritime Partnership Program SIXTH Fleet and Vice Commander, SIXTH Fleet.

“We are excited to return to Cyprus,” says Commander Tyrchra Bowman, Commanding Officer of the USS Arleigh Burke.

“We have previously visited Limassol and the crew is excited to visit a new city. Additionally, Arleigh Burke will build our relationship with the Cypriot Navy by welcoming guests for tours and meals onboard.”

Tom has spent the last 13 years working in the defence industry, specifically military and commercial shipbuilding. His work has taken him around Europe and the Far East, he is currently based in Scotland.
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Supportive Bloke
Supportive Bloke (@guest_808998)
1 month ago

Cyprus is a nice place to spend time in the spring.

Fen Tiger
Fen Tiger (@guest_809004)
1 month ago

Lots of Filfar?

Graham M
Graham M (@guest_809267)
1 month ago

I wonder why we didn’t build even a small naval base in Cyprus?

Paul.P (@guest_809442)
1 month ago

No doubt teaming up with HMS Trent to secure the passage of aid from Cyprus to Gaza.

Jon (@guest_810239)
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul.P

Trent’s still in the Caribbean while Mersey is in refit. We have Cardigan Bay there.