Navy ships have visited Hong Kong for decades, beginning when it was a British colony and continuing under Chinese rule. The most recent visits were by the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard and amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay.
While in port, the crews of the Decatur and Spruance will have an opportunity to experience Hong Kong through sightseeing, community relations projects and other events.
“We have had the luxury of visiting and exploring various Indo-Asian cultures during our time in the region and we are looking forward to experiencing what Hong Kong has to offer,” said Capt. Charles Johnson, commander, Destroyer Squadron 31.