USS Winston S. Churchill is a destroyer, based in Norfolk, Va. It is the only U.S. Navy vessel in active service named after a foreign dignitary. The ship is named in honor of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (1874-1965), best known for his courageous leadership as the British Prime Minister during World War II.
The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) transits off the coast of Florida. Sailors from Independence's Gold Crew and embarked Mine Countermeasures (MCM), Detachment 1, are underway for the ship's maiden voyage to San Diego after completing testing on the MCM mission package.