March 8, 2017
USS Mitscher Lookouts Spot Marine Mammals
NORFOLK, Va. —
Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) completed a two-week underway period, March 5, after a stop at Navy Week Mobile. Leaving Norfolk, trained underway lookouts were posted to watch for whales and other marine resources as the ship transited through Thimble Shoals Channel, a known concentration area for marine mammals.