NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The guided missile destroyer Donald Cook has returned to Norfolk, Va. after a seven month deployment.
The ship was deployed to the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea and returned on Thursday.
The Navy says that the ship has sailed more than 41,000 nautical miles since departing on Sept. 19. Media outlets report that the crew's missions included working with partner navies and using an unmanned aerial vehicle for counter-piracy and counter-terrorism operations.
The ship has nearly 280 sailors, led by Cmdr. James Kenny. Kenny relieved former skipper Cmdr. J. Lee Bennett during a ceremony last October while the ship was under way in the Red Sea.
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