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Naval Station Mayport welcomes the USS Shamal

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Updated: 9/23/2013 5:29 pm
MAYPORT, Fla. -- The USS Shamal arrived at its new permanent home at Naval Station Mayport Saturday.

The naval ship brings a crew of nearly 30 and their families to Northeast Florida.

The ship is the first of three ships to officially change home ports to Mayport.

The USS Zephyr and the USS Tornado are scheduled to arrive in Mayport later this year.

Lt. Cmdr. Frank J. Azzarello leads the crew aboard the USS Shamal.
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Gunny48 - 9/21/2013 4:01 PM
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Welcome aboard!

Realchange - 9/21/2013 12:43 PM
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Naval patrol vessel heavily armed for surface warfare only. Fast for its size but not a true warship. Worst nightmare though for drug runners can't out fight them, and most boat's cant out run them either. Virtual no ASW (Anti Submarine Warfare) capability.
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