On Sunday, 5 June, the US missile destroyer USS Gravely moored again in the port of Gdynia. The vessel is replenishing supplies.
“The US Navy ship, the missile destroyer USS Gravely entered the port of Gdynia today to replenish supplies,” – conveyed the spokeswoman of the 3rd Flotilla of Ships named after kmdr. Bolesław Romanowski kmdr. Lt. Anna Sech.
The information was confirmed by the Captain’s Office of the Port of Gdynia, stating that the vessel entered the port at approx. 8:30 a.m.
The ship is moored at the French Quay. For the time being, it is not known how long the visit of the American seamen will last.
“The visit is courteous”. – conveyed Lt. Sech. She added that it is also a demonstration of the strength of the alliance.
The ship, Lt Sech conveyed, is not taking part in the BALTOPS 22 exercises in the Baltic Sea, which begin on Sunday.
According to the PortalMorski.pl, the ship will probably leave Gdynia on Wednesday, 8 June.
This is not the first visit of the USS Gravely in Gdynia. The ship moored at the French Quay in 2019 and, for replenishment, in May 2022.
The American ship is designed to replenish AEGIS cruisers of the “Ticonderoga” type for air and missile defence.
In turn, on Thursday 2 June, one of the 16 built “Henry J Kaiser” type supply tankers – USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) – entered the commercial port of Gdansk, as part of its third visit to Poland (it had previously been in Gdansk’s Northern Port in May 2007 and June 2008). Fifteen of these tankers are used by Military Sealift Command, the command responsible for transporting cargo and supplies to US Navy ships around the world. One of them was sold to the Chilean Navy in 2009.
This time the Patuxent, visiting Poland, moored at the newly modernised Dworzec Drzewny quay. It left Gdańsk on 4 June.
Patuxent entered the Baltic Sea a few weeks ago. Its stay in the area is connected with the presence of several other American ships, to which it mainly supplied fuel. Currently deployed in the Baltic Sea are the universal landing ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), the landing ship – dock USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and the destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107), which visited Gdynia.