Commanding officer of the “USS Mason” CDR Christopher Gilbertson visit the facilities of the Piraeus Port Authority

The commanding officer of the U.S. Navy warship “USS Mason (DDG-87)” CDR Christopher Gilbertson and Assistant Naval Attache LTCDR Alexi Cuca on Monday paid a visit to the facilities of the Piraeus Port Authority, where they were met by the CEO Captain Fu Chengqiu and senior PPA executives.

The “USS Mason (DDG-87)” had sailed into Piraeus port the previous day, followed by the “USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20)” on Monday.

The “USS Mason (DDG-87)” is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer named for two men: former Secretary of the Navy John Young Mason and Distinguished Flying Cross recipient Ensign Newton Henry Mason. This ship is the 37th destroyer of its class and the 21st ship of this class to be built at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.

She has a length of 155.3 metres, width of 20 metres and a draft 9.4 metres. She has a crew of 380 officers and enlisted and a top speed of 32 knots.