Navy Details OpSail Role - NBC Connecticut

Navy Details OpSail Role

Besides Ships in New London, Mock Landing in Niantic

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    With just three weekends until OpSail, organizers took advantage of a Flag Day ceremony at Fort Trumbull to reveal how the U.S. Navy will contribute to the festivities July 6-9.

    "The Navy's dock landing ship, the USS Carter Hall, and four craft from the Naval Academy's yard patrol squadron - our training craft - will be participating in OpSail Connecticut," said Capt. Marc Denno, commanding officer of the submarine base in Groton.

    The U.S. Coast Guard will contribute an array of ships, including the four-masted Eagle, and an ice-breaking tug, the USCG Morro Bay.

    Carter Hall is returning from a nine-month deployment overseas, three months longer than usual, said Capt. Denno.  In the works is a mock landing at McCook Point's Hole in the Wall Beach in Niantic, he said, featuring an LCAC, a Landing Craft Air Cushion.