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U.S. and French Navy ships visit Helsinki

Published : 28 May 2022, 03:29

  DF Report

USS Gunston Hall (behind) and USS Gravely. Photo: Finnish Defence Forces.

Two United States Navy ships, USS Gravely and USS Gunston Hall, and a French Navy ship Latouche-Tréville, started to visit Helsinki from 27 - 30 May, said Finnish Defence Forces in a press release.

The French Navy ship is on an individual visit, separate from the U.S. Navy ships, but they will all berth in Hernesaari harbor at the same time.

In the same harbor there is also a German Navy ship FGS Sachsen, which arrived earlier this week, on Wednesday.

The U.S. ships had an exercise together with the Coastal Fleet's ships in the Northern Baltic Sea last week, and the German Navy ship exercised with Coastal Fleet in the beginning of this week.

FGS Sachsen will be open for public on Sunday between 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The other ships will not be open for public.

All visits are hosted by the Coastal Fleet's 7th Surface Warfare Squadron's Commander, Commander Jussi Jämsén, the press release added.