US Navy Missile Destroyer enters Black Sea

The American missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG95) entered the Black Sea on Sunday, as reported by Turkish media outlets, which published photographs of its passage through the Bosporus Strait.

The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke class destroyer, equipped with 56 Tomahawk cruise missiles, is heading north along the western coast of the Black Sea.

In August of this year, the destroyer James E. Williams was in the Baltic Sea. The American ship was in Riga.

The James E. Williams sailed to the Black Sea from the Red Sea, where in mid-November it was in the Saudi port of Jeddah.

As was reported, on November 19, a French La Fayette class stealth missile frigate also entered the Black Sea.

This is not the first time the French warship has entered the Black Sea. The last time it was there was in March of this year.

During that time, French frigate was also in the Romanian port of Constanta and took part in joint exercises with Romanian ships. In March 2015 it was in Odessa.

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