USS Bainbridge enter the harbour of Mombasa, Kenya, Thursday, April 16, 2009. The sea captain, Richard Phillips, who clashed with Somali pirates and was freed by U.S. Navy snipers is arriving at port in Kenya aboard this American destroyer. The USS Bainbridge was scheduled to arrive yesterday, but diverted to answer a distress call from the U.S. cargo ship Liberty Sun, to rescue the boat and crew after it was attacked by pirates
INDIAN The guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) is underway off the coast of Somalia Sept. 25, 2007 while conducting anti-piracy operations
Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (Jan. 10, 2008) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) arrives at the Marathi NATO Pier Facility in Souda harbor for a routine port visit.
Bainbridge departed her homeport of Norfolk, VA in September and is currently on a regularly scheduled six month deployment
Bainbridge honors the outstanding and heroic service of Commodore William Bainbridge who served in the Navy from 1789-1833. Four previous ships have been named in honor of Bainbridge, including the 259-ton brig the USS Bainbridge (1842-1863), the Navy's first destroyer the USS Bainbridge (1902-1920), another destroyer the USS Bainbridge (1921-1945), and the nuclear-powered cruiser the CGN-25 USS Bainbridge (1962-1997).
the hijacking of the U.S. cargo ship Maersk Alabama on April 8.
The Maersk Alabama was on its way to deliver food aid to Mombasa, Kenya when it was taken by four Somalis, who later released all crew members but kept the captain hostage for four days in an 18-foot lifeboat. Two days later a group of SEALS deployed on the nearby USS Bainbridge shot and killed the pirates in an example of marksmanship that drew praise from throughout the United States, including President Obama.
Bainbridge name long-linked to fight against piracy,The USS Bainbridge recalls a 19th century naval war hero who was held prisoner by Barbary pirates and later faced them down to end their attacks in the Mediterranean.
Saturday, September 5, 2009