(Dec. 19, 2004) – The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) underway in the waters of Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer 3rd Class Matthew J. Kuhlman
As the world mourns the tragic loss of life in the terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, we wanted to share a few small examples of the enduring friendship between America’s Navy and America’s first Ally, France. As SECDEF Carter stated, “for more than 200 years the United States and France have stood together in friendship. We have stood for the common good and security of all nations. We have never stood closer than we do now. Vive la France.”
In addition to five ships that bear or have borne French names, take a moment to check out the four links to blogs posted here during the visit to the U.S. of the replica of the Revolutionary War era French naval ship L’Hermione.