USS Taylor Departs Samsun


Story Number: NNS140307-10Release Date: 3/7/2014 11:34:00 AM
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From U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

SAMSUN, Turkey (NNS) -- USS Taylor (FFG 50) departed the Turkish port of Samsun, March 7, for Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece, for repairs following the Feb. 12 grounding incident. The ship was moved with the assistance of a tug from Donjon Towing Company.

NSA Souda Bay was chosen as the closest location with the most robust U.S. Navy support and logistics infrastructure.

Repairs to Taylor will include replacement of the propeller blades and propeller hub. Repairs are expected to take several weeks. Following completion of repairs, Taylor will continue its scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operations.

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