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USS Mason docks at new home port: Naval Station Mayport

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More than 300 Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burk-class destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) arrived at Naval Station Mayport on Monday morning.

More than 300 Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burk-class destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) arrived at Naval Station Mayport Monday morning.

Mayport is the USS Mason’s new home port. The stop is a scheduled homeport shift from Norfolk, Virginia. The sailors arrived at 8 a.m. in Jacksonville.

The ship has quite a history. It is the third U.S. Navy ship with the name USS Mason. It’s named in honor of the crew of the second. That USS Mason was one of two U.S. Navy ships with a majority Black crew during World War II.

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