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Frigate's Final Deployment Aimed At Drug-Traffickers

June 01 2012


The USS Curts guided-missile frigate is making her final deployment from San Diego.

The Curts is scheduled to depart on Friday, reports the Navy NewsStand.

The warship will conduct a six-month independent mission in the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility. The Curts will primarily be engaged in counter drug-trafficking missions, according to a Navy release.

The frigate is slated to be decommissioned in 2013 after nearly 30 years of service.

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