Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Commander Joe Nadeau and USS SHOUP (DDG86) return to homeport
Commander Joe Nadeau and USS SHOUP (DDG86) returned home from a six month deployment with the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN strike group. While supporting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, USS SHOUP also foiled an attack by Somali pirates in November on a merchant ship off Africa. USS SHOUP dispatched a helicopter, and the pirates fled by the time a team from USS SHOUP boarded the ship and found the crew unharmed.
Some may recall that USS SHOUP and a civilian vessel collided in the late hours of 1 August 2010. The Navy conducted a thorough investigation. USS SHOUP and her crew were cleared of responsibility in that collision.