USS Ross heads to new home

Photo by WAVY/Chris Omahen

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – USS Ross left Norfolk Tuesday for a deployment.

The guided-missile destroyer will make a stop in Yorktown before moving on to its final destination of Rota, Spain. It’s the second of four Arleigh-Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to head to Rota.

The Navy calls the deployment a ‘homeport shift.’

Photos: USS Ross deploys to Spain

The vessel is named after Donald Kirby Ross who enlisted in the military in 1929 and was presented the Medal of Honor in 1942.

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