Navy destroyer to visit Mobile during Mardi Gras
The U.S.S. Nitze, a new guided-missile destroyer with a crew of 320 sailors, is slated to sail into Mobile on February 24th for a five-day Mardi Gras visit.
Commander Michael Hegarty, the ship's commanding officer, said he and crewmembers are looking forward to the festivities.
The naval vessel is based in Norfolk, Virginia.
Hegarty said this will be the ship's first official port liberty visit since its commissioning last March.
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