The USS Winston S Churchill, an Arleigh Burke class destroyer named after British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, has visited Portsmouth.
She’s the only American naval vessel that always includes a Royal Navy officer among her 300-strong crew.
In 1995, during a visit to the United Kingdom, President Bill Clinton announced to Parliament that a new ship would be named after Sir Winston Churchill.
The vessel was the first destroyer and only the fourth United States Navy warship named after a British citizen, and the first since 1975 named after a non-American citizen, though Churchill was an honorary U. citizen and his mother was American.
Since the ship commissioned, five of the Royal Navy’s top young navigators have had the privilege of taking the ship around the world.
— Proud of Portsmouth (@PortsmouthProud) October 19, 2017