The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) departed its new homeport of Rota, Spain, to execute its first Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) patrol on June 23, 6th Fleet of the U.S. Navy announced.
Roosevelt, named after the 32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor, is replacing USS Carney (DDG 64) in the first of several scheduled homeport shifts to occur in support of the U.S. Navy’s long-range plan to gradually rotate the four Rota-based destroyers.
Roosevelt is scheduled to conduct operations and exercises as directed by U.S. European Command (EUCOM) and C6F, including working directly alongside allies and partners throughout the Mediterranean Sea and Eastern Atlantic Ocean.
The ship completed a regional patrol in the C6F area of operations and arrived at its new homeport in May. Prior to arriving in Rota, Roosevelt conducted Surface Action Group operations with USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), USS Porter (DDG 78), USNS Supply (T-AOE-6), and Royal Navy frigate HMS Kent (F78) above the Arctic Circle and in the Barents Sea.