The guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance in San Diego Bay. Navy photo
The guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance in San Diego Bay. Navy photo

The San Diego-based guided-missile destroyers USS Decatur and USS Spruance arrived in Hong Kong on Friday for five-day port visit to the Chinese city.

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.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.