COPENHAGEN, Denmark – USS Taylor (FFG 50) moored pier side in Copenhagen, Denmark, Aug. 10, to participate in the 500 year anniversary of the Danish navy.
Twenty-nine ships from 15 nations arrived in Copenhagen to celebrate the anniversary with a variety of formal receptions, social events and sports competitions.
“Taylor is very excited to be invited to Denmark to celebrate 500 years of the Danish navy,” said Navy Master Chief Electrician’s Mate Steve Allen, Taylor’s command master chief. “The crew is looking forward to participating in many of the events that are being hosted by the Danish.”
Taylor’s crew will participate in various activities ranging from historical tours, competitive sporting events and a Royal Guards adventure day which will feature an obstacle course, hand grenade toss and firing simulator.
“Earlier during our deployment, we hosted two Danish midshipmen for their summer training,” said Navy Cmdr. Lyle D. Hall, Taylor’s commanding officer. “This event will help us to continue to strengthen our relationship with the Danish navy.”
The Royal Danish Navy was established on Aug. 10, 1510, with the appointment of navy Capt. Henrik Krummedige by King Hans of Denmark to become chief captain and head of all captains, thus commanding all the ships of his majesty King of Denmark.
“I am really looking forward to getting out there,” said Navy Operations Specialist 1st Class Joseph Green. “It should be a good time for all involved.”
Taylor, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate homeported in Mayport, Fla., is currently on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th fleet area of responsibility.