Destroyer USS Carney Returns Home After Seven-Month Deployment, 51 Houthi Engagements

May 21, 2024


USS Carney (DDG-64) had 51 total engagements with Houthi missiles and drones during its time in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, its commanding officer said Monday.

Carney returned home Sunday after a seven-month deployment. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer deployed on Sept. 27, its commanding officer, Cmdr. Jeremy Robertson, told reporters. The ship first sailed with the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group, which entered the Eastern Mediterranean following the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks in Southern Israel that led to the ongoing destabilization in the region.

The destroyer entered the Red Sea following the attacks and Israel’s subsequent bombardment of Gaza and sailed with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group before returning home.

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